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Our Genealogy Helper for McNeal ...

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 McNeal (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 McNeal. 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.

McNeal is located in Cochise 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 Cochise County: Graham, Greenlee, Pima, Santa Cruz & Hidalgo (NM).

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

  • Cochise County     (The home county of McNeal)
    • Elfrida [Cochise County]
    • Double Adobe [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Double Adobe
      • Double Adobe [Cochise County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of McNeal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Double Adobe
    • Gleeson [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gleeson
      • Gleeson [Cochise County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of McNeal
    • Courtland [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courtland
      • Courtland [Cochise County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of McNeal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Turquoise [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turquoise
      • Turquoise [Cochise County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of McNeal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turquoise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pirtleville [Cochise County]
    • Douglas [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglas
      • Douglas [Cochise County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of McNeal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,193 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Douglas<2>
    • Bisbee [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bisbee
      • Bisbee [Cochise County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of McNeal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bisbee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bisbee<2>
    • Don Luis [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Don Luis
      • Don Luis [Cochise County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of McNeal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Don Luis
    • Sunizona [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunizona
      • Sunizona [Cochise County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of McNeal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunizona
    • Huachuca Terrace [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huachuca Terrace
      • Huachuca Terrace [Cochise County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of McNeal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huachuca Terrace
    • Pearce [Cochise County]
    • Naco [Cochise County]
  • Hidalgo County (NM)

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

Newspapers Published in McNeal ...

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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around McNeal.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of McNeal, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for McNeal.

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 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 McNeal:

  • 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 McNeal ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of McNeal.

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

  • McNeal Cemetery
  • Whitewater Cemetery
  • Gleeson Cemetery
  • Wells Family Cemetery
  • Rucker Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rucker Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rucker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rucker Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of McNeal.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rucker Cemetery
  • Paul Spur Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Evergreen Cemetery
    • Sacred Heart Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sacred Heart Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sacred Heart Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sacred Heart Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of McNeal.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacred Heart Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #57107<4>
    • Calvary Memorial Park
    • Calvary Cemetery
    • Kambitsch Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kambitsch Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kambitsch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kambitsch Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of McNeal.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kambitsch Cemetery
    • Bisbee - Douglas Jewish Cemetery
    • Memory Gardens Cemetery (Don Luis)
    • Light Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Light Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Light Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Light Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of McNeal.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Light Cemetery
    • Pearce 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.<5>

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

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

  • Bisbee [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bisbee
    • Bisbee [Cochise County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of McNeal
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,535 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,225 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bisbee had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bisbee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bisbee<2>
  • Tombstone [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tombstone
    • Tombstone [Cochise County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of McNeal
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,875 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,303 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tombstone had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tombstone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tombstone<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Cochise County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cochise County: www.cochise.az.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- McNeal) 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 McNeal. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from McNeal

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McNeal. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6005, Longitude: -109.6702    
<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>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 McNeal, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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