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Our Genealogy Helper for Mayer ...

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 Mayer (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 Mayer. 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 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.

Mayer is located in Yavapai 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 Yavapai County: Coconino, Gila, La Paz, Maricopa & Mohave.

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

  • Yavapai County     (The home county of Mayer)
    • Poland Junction [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poland Junction
      • Poland Junction [Yavapai County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Mayer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poland Junction
    • Spring Valley [Yavapai County]
    • Humboldt [Yavapai County]
    • McCabe [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCabe
      • McCabe [Yavapai County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Mayer
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for McCabe. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Cordes Junction [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordes Junction
      • Cordes Junction [Yavapai County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Mayer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cordes Junction
    • Cordes [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordes
      • Cordes [Yavapai County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Mayer
    • Dewey - Humboldt [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey - Humboldt
      • Dewey - Humboldt [Yavapai County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Mayer
      • Estimated population in 2015: 3,988 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey - Humboldt
    • Cleator [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleator
      • Cleator [Yavapai County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Mayer
    • Middleton [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleton
      • Middleton [Yavapai County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Mayer
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Middleton. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Arcosanti [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcosanti
      • Arcosanti [Yavapai County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Mayer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcosanti
    • Dewey [Yavapai County]
    • Howells [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howells
      • Howells [Yavapai County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Mayer
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Howells. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Cordes Lakes [Yavapai County]
  • Maricopa County
    • New River [Maricopa County]
    • Anthem [Maricopa County]
    • Wickenburg [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wickenburg
      • Wickenburg [Maricopa County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Mayer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,092 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wickenburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wickenburg<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Mayer ...

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 133 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mayer.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Mayer. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Mayer and those printed in the larger area surrounding Mayer.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Mayer.

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 Mayer:

  • 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 Mayer ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mayer.

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

  • Mayer Cemetery
  • Masse Ranch Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Masse Ranch Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Masse Ranch Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masse Ranch Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2401365<4>
  • McCabe Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McCabe Cemetery
    • The McCabe Cemetery is located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Humboldt.More accurately, McCabe Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Mayer.
    • McCabe Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Miner's Union Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCabe Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2437019<4>
  • Humboldt Cemetery
  • Henderson Cemetery
  • Howells Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Howells Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Howells Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Howells Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Mayer.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howells Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Palace Station Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Palace Station Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Palace Station Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Palace Station Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Mayer.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palace Station Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2330138<4>
    • Heritage Memorial Park
    • Angeline Hoagland Gravesite
    • Crown King Cemetery
    • Bradshaw City Cemetery
    • Prescott National Cemetery
    • IOOF Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the IOOF Cemetery
      • IOOF Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Mayer.
      • IOOF Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Odd Fellows Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on IOOF Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #57083<4>
    • Cherry Cemetery
    • Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Memorial Park lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mayer.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memorial Park
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #57064<4>

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 Mayer had a population of 37 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Mayer [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayer
    • Mayer [Yavapai County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Mayer
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mayer had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayer<2>
  • Cordes [Yavapai County] - Historic
    • While Cordes was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordes
    • Cordes [Yavapai County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Mayer
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cordes had a post office and no railroad service
  • Howells [Yavapai County] - Historic
    • While Howells was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howells
    • Howells [Yavapai County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Mayer
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Howells had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Howells. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
  • Walker [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walker
    • Walker [Yavapai County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Mayer
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Walker had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker
  • Crown King [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown King
    • Crown King [Yavapai County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Mayer
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Crown King had a post office and no railroad service
    • Crown King has also been known as:
    • Crowned King
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown King
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crown King<2>
  • Bumble Bee [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bumble Bee
    • Bumble Bee [Yavapai County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Mayer
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bumble Bee had a post office and no railroad service
    • Former name for Bumble Bee:
    • Snyder's Station
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bumble Bee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bumble Bee<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Whipple [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whipple
      • Whipple [Yavapai County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mayer
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Whipple had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whipple have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whipple
    • Fort Whipple [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Whipple
      • Fort Whipple [Yavapai County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mayer
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 45 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Whipple had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Whipple have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Whipple
    • Prescott [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prescott
      • Prescott [Yavapai County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mayer
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,759 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 44,299 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Prescott had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prescott
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prescott<2>
    • Cherry [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry
      • Cherry [Yavapai County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Mayer
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cherry had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherry<2>
    • Walnut Grove [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Yavapai County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Mayer
      • 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
    • Tip Top [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • While Tip Top was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tip Top
      • Tip Top [Yavapai County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Mayer
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tip Top had a post office and no railroad service
    • Camp Verde [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Verde
      • Camp Verde [Yavapai County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Mayer
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,187 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Camp Verde had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Verde
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Verde<2>
    • Verde [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verde
      • Verde [Yavapai County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Mayer
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Verde had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verde have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verde
    • Jerome [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerome
      • Jerome [Yavapai County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Mayer
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 455 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Jerome had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerome
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jerome<2>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Mayer ...

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

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 Mayer:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arizona

About Yavapai County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Yavapai County: www.co.yavapai.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- Mayer) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mayer. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mayer

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mayer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3987, Longitude: -112.2338    
<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 Mayer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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