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Our Genealogy Helper for Lupton ...

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 Lupton (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 Lupton. 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

Lupton is located in Apache 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 Apache County: Graham, Greenlee, Navajo, Montezuma (CO), Catron (NM), Cibola (NM), McKinley (NM), San Juan (NM) & San Juan (UT).

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

  • Apache County     (The home county of Lupton)
    • Allentown [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allentown
      • Allentown [Apache County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Lupton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown
    • Oak Springs [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Springs
      • Oak Springs [Apache County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Lupton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Springs
    • Houck [Apache County]
    • Hunters Point [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Point
      • Hunters Point [Apache County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Lupton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters Point
    • Pine Springs [Apache County]
    • Sanders [Apache County]
    • Saint Michaels [Apache County]
    • Window Rock [Apache County]
    • Chambers [Apache County]
    • Wide Ruins [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wide Ruins
      • Wide Ruins [Apache County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Lupton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wide Ruins
    • Fort Defiance [Apache County]
    • Klagetoh [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Klagetoh
      • Klagetoh [Apache County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Lupton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Klagetoh
    • Ganado [Apache County]
  • McKinley County (NM)
    • Defiance [McKinley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Defiance
      • Defiance [McKinley County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Lupton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Defiance
    • Vanderwagen [McKinley County]
    • Red Rock [McKinley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Rock
      • Red Rock [McKinley County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Lupton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Rock
    • Tse Bonito [McKinley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tse Bonito
      • Tse Bonito [McKinley County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Lupton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tse Bonito have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tse Bonito
    • Gallup [McKinley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallup
      • Gallup [McKinley County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Lupton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,493 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gallup<2>
    • Rock Springs [McKinley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Springs
      • Rock Springs [McKinley County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Lupton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
    • Bread Springs [McKinley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bread Springs
      • Bread Springs [McKinley County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Lupton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bread Springs
    • Zuni Pueblo [McKinley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zuni Pueblo
      • Zuni Pueblo [McKinley County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Lupton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zuni Pueblo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zuni Pueblo
    • Black Rock [McKinley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Rock
      • Black Rock [McKinley County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Lupton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Rock
    • Yah-ta-hey [McKinley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yah-ta-hey
      • Yah-ta-hey [McKinley County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Lupton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yah-ta-hey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yah-ta-hey
    • Rehoboth [McKinley County]
    • Church Rock [McKinley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Church Rock
      • Church Rock [McKinley County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Lupton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Church Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Church Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Church Rock<2>
    • Navajo Wingate Village [McKinley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navajo Wingate Village
      • Navajo Wingate Village [McKinley County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Lupton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navajo Wingate Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navajo Wingate Village

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

Newspapers Published in Lupton ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lupton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lupton, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lupton.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Lupton:

  • 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 Lupton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lupton.

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

  • Bowman Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bowman Memorial Park
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Bowman Memorial Park. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowman Memorial Park
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #56978<5>
  • Houck Community Cemetery
  • Gallup City Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gallup City Cemetery
    • The Gallup City Cemetery is located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Gallup (NM).Stated another way, Gallup City Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Lupton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallup City Cemetery
  • Sunset Memorial Gardens
  • Pinehaven Cemetery
  • Hillcrest Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Ft. Defiance Veterans Memorial Cemetery
    • McCarrell Memorial Cemetery
    • Torreon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Torreon Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Torreon Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Torreon Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Lupton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Torreon Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #38487<5>
    • McGaffey Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McGaffey Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McGaffey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McGaffey Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Lupton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGaffey Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #38219<5>

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 Lupton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lupton.

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

  • Allentown [Apache County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allentown
    • Allentown [Apache County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Lupton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Allentown had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown
  • Sanders [Apache County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanders
    • Sanders [Apache County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Lupton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sanders had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanders
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sanders<2>
  • Fort Defiance [Apache County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Defiance
    • Fort Defiance [Apache County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Lupton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Defiance had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Defiance
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Defiance<2>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Lupton ...

While our initial data about Lupton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Lupton in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Lupton.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Map from 1930, unknown title/publisher

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Lupton. See our Misc Page for Lupton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Apache County: www.co.apache.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lupton) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lupton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3540, Longitude: -109.0533    
<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 Lupton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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