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Our Genealogy Helper for Littlefield ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Littlefield (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Littlefield. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Littlefield is located in Mohave County.

To see how the shape of Arizona's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mohave County: Coconino, La Paz, Yavapai, San Bernardino (CA), Clark (NV), Lincoln (NV), Kane (UT) & Washington (UT).

Below are the counties that are near Littlefield. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Littlefield:

  • Mohave County     (The home county of Littlefield)
  • Clark County (NV)
  • Washington County (UT)
    • Atkinville [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkinville
      • Atkinville [Washington County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Littlefield
    • Bloomington [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomington
      • Bloomington [Washington County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Littlefield
      • Former names for Bloomington:
      • Jamestown
      • Saint James
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomington
    • Price City [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Price City
      • Price City [Washington County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Littlefield
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Price City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Former name for Price City:
      • Heberville
      • Price City has also been known as:
      • Price
    • Fort Clara [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Clara
      • Fort Clara [Washington County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Littlefield
      • Fort Clara has also been known as:
      • Fort Santa Clara
    • Santa Clara [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Clara
      • Santa Clara [Washington County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Littlefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,417 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Clara
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Clara<2>
    • Shem [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shem
      • Shem [Washington County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Littlefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shem have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ivins [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivins
      • Ivins [Washington County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Littlefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,192 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ivins<2>
    • Shivwits [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shivwits
      • Shivwits [Washington County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Littlefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shivwits
    • Tonaquint [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tonaquint
      • Tonaquint [Washington County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Littlefield
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Tonaquint. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Tonaquint has also been known as:
      • Lick Skillet
      • Lower Clara
      • Seldom Stop
    • Saint George [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint George
      • Saint George [Washington County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Littlefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 89,587 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint George
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint George<2>
    • Gunlock [Washington County]
    • Motoqua [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Motoqua
      • Motoqua [Washington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Littlefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Motoqua have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Motoqua
    • Washington [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
      • Washington [Washington County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Littlefield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,174 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washington<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Littlefield, see our County-by-County Page for Littlefield.

Newspapers Published in Littlefield ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Littlefield.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Littlefield, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Littlefield.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Littlefield:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Arizona
    • Stories from Nevada
    • Stories from Utah

Cemeteries Near Littlefield ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Littlefield.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Littlefield covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

While we didn't find Littlefield in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Littlefield.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Littlefield, with the one closest to Littlefield listed first.

  • Santa Clara [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Clara
    • Santa Clara [Washington County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Littlefield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,417 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Santa Clara had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Clara
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Clara<2>
  • Saint George [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint George
    • Saint George [Washington County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Littlefield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,134 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 89,587 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint George had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint George
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint George<2>
  • Gunlock [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunlock
    • Gunlock [Washington County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Littlefield
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gunlock had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gunlock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gunlock<2>
  • Washington [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
    • Washington [Washington County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Littlefield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 210 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 29,174 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Washington had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washington<2>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Littlefield. See our List of 1890's Communities around Littlefield.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Littlefield. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Mohave County: www.co.mohave.az.us/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Littlefield) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Littlefield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Littlefield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Littlefield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9077, Longitude: -113.9357    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Littlefield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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