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Our Genealogy Helper for Lowell ...

So far, we have found very little information about Lowell. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Lowell to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Lowell, please Contact Us.


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 Lowell (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 Lowell. 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Lowell is historic, it would have been located within present day Cochise 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 Cochise County: Graham, Greenlee, Pima, Santa Cruz & Hidalgo (NM).

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

  • Cochise County     (The home county of Lowell)
    • Bisbee [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bisbee
      • Bisbee [Cochise County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Lowell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bisbee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bisbee<3>
    • Don Luis [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Don Luis
      • Don Luis [Cochise County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Lowell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Don Luis
    • Huachuca Terrace [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huachuca Terrace
      • Huachuca Terrace [Cochise County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Lowell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huachuca Terrace
    • Naco [Cochise County]
    • Double Adobe [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Double Adobe
      • Double Adobe [Cochise County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Lowell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Double Adobe
    • Palominas [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palominas
      • Palominas [Cochise County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Lowell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palominas
    • Miracle Valley [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miracle Valley
      • Miracle Valley [Cochise County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the west of Lowell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miracle Valley
    • McNeal [Cochise County]
    • Pirtleville [Cochise County]
    • Hereford [Cochise County]
    • Nicksville [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nicksville
      • Nicksville [Cochise County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west of Lowell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nicksville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicksville
    • Douglas [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglas
      • Douglas [Cochise County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Lowell
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,193 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Douglas<3>
    • Charleston [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston [Cochise County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Lowell
  • Santa Cruz County

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Lowell ...

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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lowell.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Lowell. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Lowell and those printed in the larger area surrounding Lowell.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 33 miles [53.1 km] of Lowell.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Lowell:

  • 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 Lowell ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lowell.

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 Lowell 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.

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

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

  • Bisbee [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bisbee
    • Bisbee [Cochise County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Lowell
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,535 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,225 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bisbee had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bisbee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bisbee<3>
  • Tombstone [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tombstone
    • Tombstone [Cochise County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Lowell
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,875 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,303 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tombstone had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tombstone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tombstone<3>
  • Fairbank [Cochise County] - Historic
    • While Fairbank was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairbank
    • Fairbank [Cochise County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Lowell
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 478 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fairbank had a post office and railroad service
  • Fort Huachuca [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Huachuca
    • Fort Huachuca [Cochise County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Lowell
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 296 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Huachuca had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Huachuca
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Huachuca<3>
  • Contention [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Contention
    • Contention [Cochise County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Lowell
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Contention had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Contention have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Contention

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arizona

About Cochise County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cochise County: www.cochise.az.gov/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Lowell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lowell) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lowell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4279, Longitude: -109.8937       In this case, the coordinates for Lowell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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