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Our Genealogy Helper for Lone Star ...

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 Lone Star (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 Lone Star. 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Lone Star is located in Graham 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 Graham County: Apache, Cochise, Gila, Greenlee, Navajo, Pima & Pinal.

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

  • Graham County     (The home county of Lone Star)
    • Solomon [Graham County]
    • Safford [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Safford
      • Safford [Graham County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Lone Star
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,983 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Safford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Safford<2>
    • Cactus Flat [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cactus Flat
      • Cactus Flat [Graham County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Lone Star
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cactus Flat
    • San Jose [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Jose
      • San Jose [Graham County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Lone Star
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Jose
    • Graham [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
      • Graham [Graham County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Lone Star
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham
    • Thatcher [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thatcher
      • Thatcher [Graham County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Lone Star
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,200 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thatcher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thatcher<2>
    • Lebanon [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [Graham County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Lone Star
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
    • Swift Trail Junction [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swift Trail Junction
      • Swift Trail Junction [Graham County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Lone Star
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swift Trail Junction
    • Central [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central
      • Central [Graham County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Lone Star
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
    • Artesia [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artesia
      • Artesia [Graham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Lone Star
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artesia
    • Pima [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pima
      • Pima [Graham County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Lone Star
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,558 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pima
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pima<2>
    • Bryce [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryce
      • Bryce [Graham County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Lone Star
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryce
    • Eden [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Graham County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Lone Star
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
  • Cochise County
    • Light [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Light
      • Light [Cochise County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Lone Star
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Light. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Former name for Light:
      • Lightfield
    • Bowie [Cochise County]
    • Willcox [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willcox
      • Willcox [Cochise County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Lone Star
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,533 people
      • Former name for Willcox:
      • Maley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willcox
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willcox<2>
  • Greenlee County
    • Guthrie [Greenlee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guthrie
      • Guthrie [Greenlee County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Lone Star
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guthrie
    • Morenci [Greenlee County]
    • Clifton [Greenlee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Greenlee County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Lone Star
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,708 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton<2>
    • York [Greenlee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
      • York [Greenlee County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Lone Star
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
    • Sheldon [Greenlee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheldon
      • Sheldon [Greenlee County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Lone Star
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheldon
    • Duncan [Greenlee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncan
      • Duncan [Greenlee County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Lone Star
      • Estimated population in 2019: 788 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duncan<2>
  • Hidalgo County (NM)
    • Virden [Hidalgo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virden
      • Virden [Hidalgo County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Lone Star
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virden

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

Newspapers Published in Lone Star ...

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 42 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lone Star.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lone Star, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lone Star.

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 Lone Star:

  • 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 New Mexico

Cemeteries Near Lone Star ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lone Star.

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 Lone Star covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Safford City Cemetery
  • Rest Haven Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rest Haven Memorial Gardens
  • Solomon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Solomon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Solomon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solomon Cemetery
  • Lebanon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lebanon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lebanon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon Cemetery
  • Thatcher Cemetery
  • San Jose Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the San Jose Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the San Jose Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Jose Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Graham Cemetery
    • Central Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Central Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Central Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Central Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Lone Star.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Cemetery
    • Old Central Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Central Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Central Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Central Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Lone Star.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Central Cemetery
    • Artesia Cemetery
    • Sanchez Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sanchez Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sanchez Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sanchez Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Lone Star.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanchez Cemetery
    • Hubbard Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hubbard Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hubbard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hubbard Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Lone Star.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hubbard Cemetery
    • Rogers Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rogers Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rogers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rogers Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Lone Star.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers Cemetery
    • Pima Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pima Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pima Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pima Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Lone Star.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pima Cemetery
    • Bryce Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bryce Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bryce Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bryce Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Lone Star.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryce 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.<6>

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

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

  • Safford [Graham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Safford
    • Safford [Graham County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Lone Star
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 113 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,983 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Safford had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Safford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Safford<2>
  • Thatcher [Graham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thatcher
    • Thatcher [Graham County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Lone Star
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 118 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,200 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Thatcher had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thatcher
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thatcher<2>
  • Central [Graham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central
    • Central [Graham County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Lone Star
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Central had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
  • Pima [Graham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pima
    • Pima [Graham County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Lone Star
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 182 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,558 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pima had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pima
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pima<2>
  • Bryce [Graham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryce
    • Bryce [Graham County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Lone Star
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bryce had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryce
  • Fort Grant [Graham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Grant
    • Fort Grant [Graham County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Lone Star
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 498 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Grant had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Grant
  • Continue List ...
    • Bonita [Graham County] - Historic
      • While Bonita was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonita
      • Bonita [Graham County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Lone Star
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 117 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bonita had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonita have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fort Thomas [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Thomas
      • Fort Thomas [Graham County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Lone Star
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 143 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Thomas had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Thomas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Thomas<2>
    • Guthrie [Greenlee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guthrie
      • Guthrie [Greenlee County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Lone Star
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Guthrie had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guthrie
    • Morenci [Greenlee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morenci
      • Morenci [Greenlee County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Lone Star
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 708 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Morenci had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morenci
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morenci<2>
    • Clifton [Greenlee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Greenlee County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Lone Star
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 600 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,708 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Clifton had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton<2>
    • York [Greenlee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
      • York [Greenlee County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Lone Star
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, York had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
    • Sheldon [Greenlee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheldon
      • Sheldon [Greenlee County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Lone Star
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sheldon had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheldon

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arizona

About Graham County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Graham County: www.graham.az.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lone Star) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lone Star. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8165, Longitude: -109.6812       In this case, the coordinates for Lone Star 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>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.
<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 Lone Star, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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