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Maverick, Arizona

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Our Genealogy Helper for Maverick ...

So far, we have found very little information about Maverick. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Maverick to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Maverick, please Contact Us.

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 Maverick (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 Maverick. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Maverick is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Maverick. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Maverick:

  • Apache County     (The home county of Maverick)
    • Greer [Apache County]
    • Northwoods [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northwoods
      • Northwoods [Apache County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the north of Maverick
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwoods
    • Alpine [Apache County]
    • Nutrioso [Apache County]
    • McNary [Apache County]
    • Eagar [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagar
      • Eagar [Apache County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Maverick
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,941 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagar<3>
    • Springerville [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springerville
      • Springerville [Apache County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Maverick
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,978 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springerville<3>
    • Vernon [Apache County]
  • Gila County
    • Canyon Day [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon Day
      • Canyon Day [Gila County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Maverick
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canyon Day
  • Greenlee County
    • Sprucedale [Greenlee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sprucedale
      • Sprucedale [Greenlee County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Maverick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sprucedale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Blue [Greenlee County]
  • Navajo County
    • East Fork [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Fork
      • East Fork [Navajo County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the west of Maverick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Fork
    • Sevenmile [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sevenmile
      • Sevenmile [Navajo County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the west of Maverick
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sevenmile
    • Whiteriver [Navajo County]
    • Fort Apache [Navajo County]
    • Pinetop-Lakeside [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinetop-Lakeside
      • Pinetop-Lakeside [Navajo County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Maverick
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,469 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinetop-Lakeside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinetop-Lakeside<3>
  • Catron County (NM)

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

Newspapers Published in Maverick ...

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 10 newspapers that have been published in the area around Maverick.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Maverick, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Maverick.

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 websites either 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 Maverick:

  • 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 Maverick ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Maverick.

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 Maverick 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.

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

  • Nutrioso [Apache County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nutrioso
    • Nutrioso [Apache County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Maverick
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 55 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Nutrioso had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nutrioso
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nutrioso<3>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Apache County:

The official website for State of Arizona:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Maverick, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Maverick) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Maverick. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7428, Longitude: -109.5473       In this case, the coordinates for Maverick have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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:
<6>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.






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