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Our Genealogy Helper for Maricopa ...

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 Maricopa (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 Maricopa. 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 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 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.

Maricopa is located in Pinal 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 Pinal County: Gila, Graham, Maricopa & Pima.

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

  • Pinal County     (The home county of Maricopa)
    • Ak-Chin Village [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ak-Chin Village
      • Ak-Chin Village [Pinal County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Maricopa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ak-Chin Village
    • Ak Chin [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ak Chin
      • Ak Chin [Pinal County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Maricopa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ak Chin
    • Casa Blanca [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casa Blanca
      • Casa Blanca [Pinal County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Maricopa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casa Blanca
    • Bapchule [Pinal County]
    • Sweetwater [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetwater
      • Sweetwater [Pinal County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Maricopa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetwater
    • Santa Cruz [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Cruz
      • Santa Cruz [Pinal County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Maricopa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Cruz
    • Stanfield [Pinal County]
    • Santan [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santan
      • Santan [Pinal County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Maricopa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Santan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santan
    • Stotonic [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stotonic
      • Stotonic [Pinal County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Maricopa
      • Stotonic has also been known as:
      • Stetonic
      • Stotonik
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stotonic
    • Sacaton [Pinal County]
    • Casa Grande [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casa Grande
      • Casa Grande [Pinal County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Maricopa
      • Estimated population in 2019: 58,632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casa Grande
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Casa Grande<2>
    • Vaiva Vo [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaiva Vo
      • Vaiva Vo [Pinal County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Maricopa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaiva Vo
  • Maricopa County
    • Mobile [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mobile
      • Mobile [Maricopa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Maricopa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mobile
    • Sun Lakes [Maricopa County]
    • Gila Crossing [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gila Crossing
      • Gila Crossing [Maricopa County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Maricopa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gila Crossing
    • Komatke [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Komatke
      • Komatke [Maricopa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Maricopa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Komatke have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Komatke
    • Ahwatukee [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ahwatukee
      • Ahwatukee [Maricopa County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Maricopa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ahwatukee
    • Corona Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corona Village
      • Corona Village [Maricopa County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Maricopa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corona Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corona Village
    • Kyrene [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kyrene
      • Kyrene [Maricopa County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Maricopa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kyrene
    • Chandler [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chandler
      • Chandler [Maricopa County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Maricopa
      • Estimated population in 2019: 261,165 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chandler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chandler<2>
    • Co-op Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Co-op Village
      • Co-op Village [Maricopa County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Maricopa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Co-op Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Co-op Village
    • Guadalupe [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guadalupe
      • Guadalupe [Maricopa County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Maricopa
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,631 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guadalupe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guadalupe<2>
    • Laveen Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laveen Village
      • Laveen Village [Maricopa County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Maricopa
      • Laveen Village has also been known as:
      • Laveen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laveen Village
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laveen Village<2>
    • Chandler Heights [Maricopa County]

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Maricopa ...

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 376 newspapers that have been published in the area around Maricopa.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Maricopa. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Maricopa and those printed in the larger area surrounding Maricopa.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 27 miles [43.5 km] of Maricopa.

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 Maricopa:

  • 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 Maricopa ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Maricopa.

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

  • Ak Chin Cemetery
  • West Casa Blanca Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Casa Blanca Cemetery
    • West Casa Blanca Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Maricopa.
    • West Casa Blanca Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Cowboy Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Casa Blanca Cemetery
  • Bapchule Cemetery
  • Sweetwater Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sweetwater Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Sweetwater Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Sweetwater Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Maricopa.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetwater Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2342148<4>
  • Stotonic Cemetery
  • Valley of the Sun Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Valley of the Sun Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Valley of the Sun Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Valley of the Sun Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Maricopa.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley of the Sun Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Goodyear - Ocotillo Cemetery
    • C.H. Cook Memorial Church Cemetery
    • East Sacaton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the East Sacaton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the East Sacaton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • East Sacaton Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Maricopa.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Sacaton Cemetery
    • Sacaton Cemetery
    • St. Ann Catholic Church Cemetery
    • Co-Op Village Cemetery
    • Mountain View Cemetery
    • Guadalupe Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Guadalupe Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Guadalupe Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Guadalupe Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Maricopa.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guadalupe Cemetery
    • Resthaven Park East 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 Maricopa had a population of 75 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Maricopa had a population of 48,602 people.

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

  • Maricopa [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maricopa
    • Maricopa [Pinal County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Maricopa
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • Estimated population in 2015: 48,602 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Maricopa had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maricopa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maricopa<2>
  • Heaton [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heaton
    • Heaton [Pinal County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Maricopa
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Heaton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heaton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heaton
  • Sweetwater [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetwater
    • Sweetwater [Pinal County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Maricopa
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sweetwater had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetwater
  • Sacaton [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sacaton
    • Sacaton [Pinal County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Maricopa
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sacaton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacaton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sacaton<2>
  • Kyrene [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kyrene
    • Kyrene [Maricopa County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Maricopa
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kyrene had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kyrene
  • Casa Grande [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casa Grande
    • Casa Grande [Pinal County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Maricopa
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 328 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 58,632 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Casa Grande had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casa Grande
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Casa Grande<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Estrella [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estrella
      • Estrella [Maricopa County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Maricopa
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Estrella had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Estrella have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estrella
    • Tempe [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tempe
      • Tempe [Maricopa County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Maricopa
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 897 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 195,805 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tempe had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tempe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tempe<2>
    • Phoenix [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoenix
      • Phoenix [Maricopa County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Maricopa
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,152 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,680,992 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Phoenix had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoenix
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phoenix<2>
    • Mesa [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesa
      • Mesa [Maricopa County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Maricopa
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 219 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 518,012 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mesa had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesa<2>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Maricopa ...

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

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 Maricopa:
Services available at that time (1895): had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Map from 1930, unknown title/publisher

We have found Maricopa in these Censuses: 2010. See our Census Page for Maricopa for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arizona

About Pinal County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Maricopa: www.cityofmaricopa.net/

The official website for Pinal County: www.co.pinal.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- Maricopa) 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 Maricopa. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Maricopa

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Maricopa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0580, Longitude: -112.0480    
<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>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.
<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 Maricopa, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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