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Our Genealogy Helper for Luzena ...

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 Luzena (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 Luzena. 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Luzena is located in 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 Luzena. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Luzena:

  • Cochise County     (The home county of Luzena)
    • Bowie [Cochise County]
    • Willcox [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willcox
      • Willcox [Cochise County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Luzena
      • 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>
    • Camp Bowie [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Bowie
      • Camp Bowie [Cochise County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Luzena
    • Fort Bowie [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Bowie
      • Fort Bowie [Cochise County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Luzena
    • Cochise [Cochise County]
    • San Simon [Cochise County]
    • Light [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Light
      • Light [Cochise County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Luzena
      • 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.<3>
      • Former name for Light:
      • Lightfield
    • Dragoon [Cochise County]
    • Pearce [Cochise County]
  • Graham County
    • Artesia [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artesia
      • Artesia [Graham County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Luzena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artesia
    • Swift Trail Junction [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swift Trail Junction
      • Swift Trail Junction [Graham County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Luzena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swift Trail Junction
    • Fort Grant [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Grant
      • Fort Grant [Graham County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Luzena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Grant
    • Lebanon [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [Graham County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Luzena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
    • Cactus Flat [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cactus Flat
      • Cactus Flat [Graham County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Luzena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cactus Flat
    • Solomon [Graham County]
    • Safford [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Safford
      • Safford [Graham County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Luzena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,983 people
      • 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 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Luzena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,200 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thatcher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thatcher<2>
    • Pima [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pima
      • Pima [Graham County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Luzena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,558 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pima
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pima<2>
  • Greenlee County
    • Duncan [Greenlee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncan
      • Duncan [Greenlee County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Luzena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 788 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duncan<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Luzena ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Luzena.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Luzena, 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 Luzena.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 Luzena:

  • 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 Luzena ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Luzena.

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

  • Bowie Desert Rest Cemetery
  • Ft. Bowie Cemetery
  • Sulphur Springs Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sulphur Springs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sulphur Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sulphur Springs Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Luzena.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur Springs Cemetery
  • Artesia Cemetery
  • Cochise Cemetery
  • Riggs Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riggs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riggs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Riggs Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Luzena.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riggs Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Bonita Cemetery
    • Neighborhood Cemetery
    • Erickson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Erickson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Erickson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Erickson Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Luzena.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erickson 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.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lebanon Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Luzena.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Luzena had railroad service and no post office.

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

  • Luzena [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luzena
    • Luzena [Cochise County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Luzena
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Luzena had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luzena have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luzena
  • Bowie [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowie
    • Bowie [Cochise County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Luzena
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bowie had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowie<2>
  • Dos Cabezas [Cochise County] - Historic
    • While Dos Cabezas was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dos Cabezas
    • Dos Cabezas [Cochise County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Luzena
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dos Cabezas had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dos Cabezas have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Willcox [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willcox
    • Willcox [Cochise County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Luzena
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 396 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,533 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Willcox had a post office and railroad service
    • Former name for Willcox:
    • Maley
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willcox
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willcox<2>
  • Olga [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olga
    • Olga [Cochise County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Luzena
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Olga had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olga have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olga
  • Fort Bowie [Cochise County] - Historic
    • While Fort Bowie was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Bowie
    • Fort Bowie [Cochise County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Luzena
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Bowie had a post office and no railroad service
  • San Simon [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Simon
    • San Simon [Cochise County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Luzena
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, San Simon had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Simon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Simon<2>
  • 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 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Luzena
    • 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.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List ...
    • Fort Grant [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Grant
      • Fort Grant [Graham County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Luzena
      • 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

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Luzena ...

While our initial data about Luzena came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Luzena 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 Luzena.

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Luzena:
Services available at that time (1895): had a Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cochise County: www.cochise.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Luzena) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Luzena. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3548, Longitude: -109.6267       In this case, the coordinates for Luzena 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>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 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>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.
<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 Luzena, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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