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Our Genealogy Helper for Maine ...

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 Maine (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 Maine. 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.

Maine is located in Coconino 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 Coconino County: Gila, Mohave, Navajo, Yavapai, Kane (UT) & San Juan (UT).

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

  • Coconino County     (The home county of Maine)
    • Parks [Coconino County]
    • Bellemont [Coconino County]
    • Williams [Coconino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams
      • Williams [Coconino County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Maine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,248 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williams<2>
    • Flagstaff [Coconino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flagstaff
      • Flagstaff [Coconino County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Maine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 75,038 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flagstaff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flagstaff<2>
    • Kachina Village [Coconino County]
    • Mountainaire [Coconino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountainaire
      • Mountainaire [Coconino County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Maine
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountainaire
    • Corva [Coconino County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corva
      • Corva [Coconino County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Maine
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corva have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Munds Park [Coconino County]
    • Valle [Coconino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valle
      • Valle [Coconino County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Maine
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valle
    • Mormon Lake [Coconino County]
  • Yavapai County
    • West Sedona [Yavapai County]
    • Sedona [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sedona
      • Sedona [Yavapai County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Maine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,339 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sedona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sedona<2>
    • Drake [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drake
      • Drake [Yavapai County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Maine
      • Former name for Drake:
      • Cedar Glade
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drake
    • Ash Fork [Yavapai County]
    • Clarkdale [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkdale
      • Clarkdale [Yavapai County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Maine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarkdale<2>
    • Oak Creek [Yavapai County]
    • Cottonwood [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
      • Cottonwood [Yavapai County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Maine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,253 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cottonwood<2>
    • Cornville [Yavapai County]
    • Jerome [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerome
      • Jerome [Yavapai County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Maine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 455 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerome
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jerome<2>
    • Paulden [Yavapai County]

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

Newspapers Published in Maine ...

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 70 newspapers that have been published in the area around Maine.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Maine, there are papers which were published within 36 miles [57.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Maine.

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 Maine:

  • 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 Maine ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Maine.

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 Maine 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.<5>

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

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

  • Bellemont [Coconino County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellemont
    • Bellemont [Coconino County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Maine
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bellemont had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellemont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellemont<2>
  • Williams [Coconino County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams
    • Williams [Coconino County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Maine
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 99 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,248 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Williams had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williams<2>
  • Flagstaff [Coconino County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flagstaff
    • Flagstaff [Coconino County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Maine
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 963 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 75,038 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Flagstaff had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flagstaff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flagstaff<2>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Maine ...

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

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 Maine. See our Misc Page for Maine for more information.

Railroad Mentions for Maine:

We found Maine mentioned on a railroad map (origin and date unknown).

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Coconino County: www.co.coconino.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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Maine) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Maine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2531, Longitude: -111.9385       In this case, the coordinates for Maine 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 Maine, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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