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Our Genealogy Helper for McNary ...

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 McNary (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 McNary. 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.

McNary is primarily located in Apache County. A portion of McNary extends into Navajo 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 McNary. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to McNary:

  • Apache County     (The home county of McNary)
    • Vernon [Apache County]
    • Northwoods [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northwoods
      • Northwoods [Apache County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of McNary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwoods
    • Greer [Apache County]
    • Concho [Apache County]
    • Eagar [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagar
      • Eagar [Apache County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of McNary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,941 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagar<2>
    • Springerville [Apache County]
    • Nutrioso [Apache County]
    • Saint Johns [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Johns
      • Saint Johns [Apache County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of McNary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,512 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Johns
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Johns<2>
  • Gila County
    • Canyon Day [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon Day
      • Canyon Day [Gila County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of McNary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canyon Day
    • Cedar Creek [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Creek
      • Cedar Creek [Gila County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of McNary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Creek
    • Carrizo [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrizo
      • Carrizo [Gila County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of McNary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrizo
  • Navajo County
    • Pinetop [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinetop
      • Pinetop [Navajo County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of McNary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinetop have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinetop
    • Lakeside [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeside
      • Lakeside [Navajo County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of McNary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeside
    • Pinetop-Lakeside [Navajo County]
    • Show Low [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Show Low
      • Show Low [Navajo County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of McNary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,442 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Show Low
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Show Low<2>
    • Whiteriver [Navajo County]
    • East Fork [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Fork
      • East Fork [Navajo County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of McNary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Fork
    • White Mountain Lake [Navajo County]
    • White Mountain Lakes Estates [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Mountain Lakes Estates
      • White Mountain Lakes Estates [Navajo County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of McNary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Mountain Lakes Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Mountain Lakes Estates
    • Sevenmile [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sevenmile
      • Sevenmile [Navajo County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of McNary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sevenmile
    • Linden [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linden
      • Linden [Navajo County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of McNary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linden
    • Fort Apache [Navajo County]
    • Pinedale [Navajo County]
    • Taylor [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Navajo County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of McNary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,321 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<2>

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

Newspapers Published in McNary ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around McNary.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of McNary, 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 McNary.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 McNary:

  • 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 McNary ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of McNary.

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

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for McNary ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arizona

About Apache County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Apache County: www.co.apache.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- McNary) 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 McNary. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from McNary

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McNary. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0750, Longitude: -109.8536    
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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