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Our Genealogy Helper for Matthie ...

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 Matthie (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 Matthie. 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.

Matthie is located in Maricopa 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 Maricopa County: Gila, La Paz, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai & Yuma.

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

  • Maricopa County     (The home county of Matthie)
    • Wickenburg [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wickenburg
      • Wickenburg [Maricopa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Matthie
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,092 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wickenburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wickenburg<2>
    • Vulture City [Maricopa County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vulture City
      • Vulture City [Maricopa County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Matthie
      • Vulture City has also been known as:
      • Vulture Mine
      • Vulture
    • Morristown [Maricopa County]
    • Circle City [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Circle City
      • Circle City [Maricopa County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Matthie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Circle City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Circle City
    • Aguila [Maricopa County]
    • Wittmann [Maricopa County]
    • Surprise [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surprise
      • Surprise [Maricopa County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Matthie
      • Estimated population in 2019: 141,664 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surprise<2>
    • Tonopah [Maricopa County]
    • Sun City West [Maricopa County]
    • Waddell [Maricopa County]
    • Anthem [Maricopa County]
    • El Mirage [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Mirage
      • El Mirage [Maricopa County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Matthie
      • Estimated population in 2019: 35,753 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Mirage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for El Mirage<2>
    • New River [Maricopa County]
  • Yavapai County
    • Congress [Yavapai County]
    • Octave [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Octave
      • Octave [Yavapai County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Matthie
    • Weaver [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weaver
      • Weaver [Yavapai County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Matthie
      • Former name for Weaver:
      • Weaverville
    • Glen Ilah [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Ilah
      • Glen Ilah [Yavapai County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Matthie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Ilah
    • Constellation [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Constellation
      • Constellation [Yavapai County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Matthie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Constellation have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Yarnell [Yavapai County]
    • Camp Date Creek [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Date Creek
      • Camp Date Creek [Yavapai County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Matthie
    • Copperopolis [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copperopolis
      • Copperopolis [Yavapai County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Matthie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copperopolis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Peeples Valley [Yavapai County]
    • Wagoner [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wagoner
      • Wagoner [Yavapai County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Matthie
    • Walnut Grove [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Yavapai County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Matthie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove
    • Minnehaha [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnehaha
      • Minnehaha [Yavapai County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Matthie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minnehaha have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Minnehaha Flats [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnehaha Flats
      • Minnehaha Flats [Yavapai County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Matthie
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Minnehaha Flats. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>

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

Newspapers Published in Matthie ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Matthie.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Matthie, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Matthie.

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 Matthie:

  • 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 Matthie ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Matthie.

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

  • St. Alban's Episcopal Church Memorial Garden
  • Garcia Cemetery
  • Brill Ranch Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brill Ranch Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Brill Ranch Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Brill Ranch Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Matthie.
    • Brill Ranch Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Martin Family Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brill Ranch Cemetery
  • Octave Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Octave Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Octave Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Octave Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Matthie.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Octave Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2292708<5>
  • Vulture City Pioneer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vulture City Pioneer Cemetery
    • Vulture City Pioneer Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Matthie.
    • Vulture City Pioneer Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Verde Flat Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vulture City Pioneer Cemetery
  • Congress Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Old Congress Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Congress Pioneer Cemetery
      • Old Congress Pioneer Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Matthie.
      • Old Congress Pioneer Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Congress Pioneer Cemetery
      • Old Congress Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Congress Pioneer Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2172912<5>
    • Constellation Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Constellation Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Constellation Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Constellation Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Matthie.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Constellation Cemetery
    • Camp Date Creek Pioneer Military Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Camp Date Creek Pioneer Military Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Camp Date Creek Pioneer Military Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Camp Date Creek Pioneer Military Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Matthie.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Date Creek Pioneer Military Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2517599<5>
    • Camp Date Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Camp Date Creek Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Camp Date Creek Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Camp Date Creek Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Matthie.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Date Creek Cemetery
    • Copperopolis Cemetery
    • Genung Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Genung Memorial Park
      • The Genung Memorial Park is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the east of Peeples Valley.Stated another way, Genung Memorial Park lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Matthie.
      • Genung Memorial Park has also been known as:
      • Genung Cemetery
      • Genung Memorial Park Cemetery
      • Peeples Valley Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genung Memorial Park
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2279078<5>
    • Tom Walder Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tom Walder Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tom Walder Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tom Walder Memorial Park lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Matthie.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tom Walder Memorial Park
    • Walnut Grove Cemetery
    • Champie Ranch 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>

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

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

  • Wickenburg [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wickenburg
    • Wickenburg [Maricopa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Matthie
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 49 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,092 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Wickenburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wickenburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wickenburg<2>
  • Congress [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Congress
    • Congress [Yavapai County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Matthie
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 242 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Congress had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Congress
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Congress<2>
  • Vulture City [Maricopa County] - Historic
    • While Vulture City was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vulture City
    • Vulture City [Maricopa County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Matthie
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 65 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Vulture City had a post office and no railroad service
    • Vulture City has also been known as:
    • Vulture Mine
    • Vulture
  • Stanton [Yavapai County] - Historic
    • While Stanton was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanton
    • Stanton [Yavapai County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Matthie
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Stanton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Briggs [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Briggs
    • Briggs [Yavapai County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Matthie
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Briggs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Briggs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briggs
  • Walnut Grove [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
    • Walnut Grove [Yavapai County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Matthie
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove
  • Hillside [Yavapai County] - Historic
    • While Hillside was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillside
    • Hillside [Yavapai County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Matthie
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hillside had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arizona

About Maricopa County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Maricopa County: www.maricopa.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' (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- Matthie) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Matthie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9945, Longitude: -112.8091       In this case, the coordinates for Matthie 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>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 Matthie, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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