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Our Genealogy Helper for Lizard Acres ...

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 Lizard Acres (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 Lizard Acres. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the north 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.

Lizard Acres is located in Maricopa 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 Maricopa County: Gila, La Paz, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai & Yuma.

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

  • Maricopa County     (The home county of Lizard Acres)
    • Sun City West [Maricopa County]
    • El Mirage [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Mirage
      • El Mirage [Maricopa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Lizard Acres
      • Estimated population in 2019: 35,753 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Mirage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for El Mirage<2>
    • Surprise [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surprise
      • Surprise [Maricopa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Lizard Acres
      • Estimated population in 2019: 141,664 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surprise<2>
    • Westbrook Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westbrook Village
      • Westbrook Village [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Lizard Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westbrook Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook Village
    • Youngtown [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngtown
      • Youngtown [Maricopa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Lizard Acres
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,859 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youngtown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Youngtown<2>
    • Peacock Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peacock Village
      • Peacock Village [Maricopa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Lizard Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peacock Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peacock Village
    • Sun City [Maricopa County]
    • Sunset Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Village
      • Sunset Village [Maricopa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Lizard Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Village
    • Peoria Polynesian Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peoria Polynesian Village
      • Peoria Polynesian Village [Maricopa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Lizard Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peoria Polynesian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peoria Polynesian Village
    • Peoria [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peoria
      • Peoria [Maricopa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Lizard Acres
      • Estimated population in 2019: 175,961 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peoria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peoria<2>
    • Arrowhead Ranch [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arrowhead Ranch
      • Arrowhead Ranch [Maricopa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Lizard Acres
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrowhead Ranch
    • Pioneer Village II [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pioneer Village II
      • Pioneer Village II [Maricopa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Lizard Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pioneer Village II have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer Village II
  • Pinal County
    • Santa Cruz [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Cruz
      • Santa Cruz [Pinal County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Lizard Acres
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Cruz
  • Yavapai County
    • Columbia [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Yavapai County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Lizard Acres
    • Gillett [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gillett
      • Gillett [Yavapai County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Lizard Acres
    • Humbug [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humbug
      • Humbug [Yavapai County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Lizard Acres
    • Tip Top [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tip Top
      • Tip Top [Yavapai County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Lizard Acres
    • Copperopolis [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copperopolis
      • Copperopolis [Yavapai County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Lizard Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copperopolis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Black Canyon City [Yavapai County]
    • Crown King [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown King
      • Crown King [Yavapai County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Lizard Acres
      • Crown King has also been known as:
      • Crowned King
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown King
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crown King<2>
    • Bumble Bee [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bumble Bee
      • Bumble Bee [Yavapai County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Lizard Acres
      • Former name for Bumble Bee:
      • Snyder's Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bumble Bee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bumble Bee<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Lizard Acres ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lizard Acres.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lizard Acres, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lizard Acres.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 Lizard Acres:

  • 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

Cemeteries Near Lizard Acres ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lizard Acres.

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 Lizard Acres covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Sunwest Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunwest Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunwest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunwest Cemetery
  • Sunland Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunland Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunland Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunland Memorial Park
  • Home Mission Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Home Mission Cemetery
    • Home Mission Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Lizard Acres.
    • Home Mission Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Sleeping Bride Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Home Mission Cemetery
  • White Tanks Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the White Tanks Cemetery
    • White Tanks Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Lizard Acres.
    • White Tanks Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Maricopa Cemetery
    • Maricopa County Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Tanks Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1806953<4>
  • Goodyear Farms Historic Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Goodyear Farms Historic Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Goodyear Farms Historic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Goodyear Farms Historic Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Lizard Acres.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodyear Farms Historic Cemetery
  • Heath Grave
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Heath Grave
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Heath Grave have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Heath Grave lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Lizard Acres.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heath Grave
  • Continue List ...
    • Russian Molokan Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Russian Molokan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Russian Molokan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Russian Molokan Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Lizard Acres.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russian Molokan Cemetery
    • Glendale Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Glendale Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Glendale Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Glendale Memorial Park lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Lizard Acres.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale Memorial Park
    • Resthaven Park West Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Resthaven Park West Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Resthaven Park West Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Resthaven Park West Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Lizard Acres.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Resthaven Park West Cemetery
    • Holy Cross Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Cross Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holy Cross Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Holy Cross Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Lizard Acres.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Cross Cemetery
    • Phoenix Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Phoenix Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Phoenix Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Phoenix Memorial Park lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Lizard Acres.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoenix Memorial Park
    • Beth Israel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beth Israel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beth Israel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Beth Israel Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Lizard Acres.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beth Israel Cemetery
    • Work Circle Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Work Circle Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Work Circle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Work Circle Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Lizard Acres.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Work Circle Cemetery
    • Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery
      • The Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located in Phoenix.Stated another way, Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Lizard Acres.
      • Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Forest Lawn Cemetery
      • Greenwood Memorial Cemetery
      • Memory Lawn Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #57026<4>
    • Beth El Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beth El Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beth El Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Beth El Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Lizard Acres.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beth El Cemetery

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.<5>

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

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

  • Peoria [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peoria
    • Peoria [Maricopa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Lizard Acres
    • Estimated population in 2019: 175,961 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Peoria had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peoria
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peoria<2>
  • Phoenix [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoenix
    • Phoenix [Maricopa County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Lizard Acres
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,152 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,680,992 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Phoenix had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoenix
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phoenix<2>
  • Buckeye [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckeye
    • Buckeye [Maricopa County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Lizard Acres
    • Estimated population in 2019: 79,620 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Buckeye had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckeye
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckeye<2>
  • Cave Creek [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Creek
    • Cave Creek [Maricopa County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Lizard Acres
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,838 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cave Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cave Creek<2>
  • Tempe [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tempe
    • Tempe [Maricopa County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Lizard Acres
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 897 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 195,805 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tempe had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tempe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tempe<2>
  • Tip Top [Yavapai County] - Historic
    • While Tip Top was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tip Top
    • Tip Top [Yavapai County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Lizard Acres
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tip Top had a post office and no railroad service
  • Briggs [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Briggs
    • Briggs [Yavapai County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Lizard Acres
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Briggs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Briggs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briggs

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arizona

About Maricopa County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Maricopa County: www.maricopa.gov/

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- Lizard Acres) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lizard Acres. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6475, Longitude: -112.3385       In this case, the coordinates for Lizard Acres have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Lizard Acres, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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