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Mexican Town, Arizona

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Our Genealogy Helper for Mexican Town ...

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 Mexican Town (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 Mexican Town. 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 and hospitals 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.

Mexican Town is located in Pima 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 Pima County: Cochise, Graham, Maricopa, Pinal, Santa Cruz & Yuma.

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

  • Pima County     (The home county of Mexican Town)
    • Ajo [Pima County]
    • Why [Pima County]
    • Charco [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charco
      • Charco [Pima County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Mexican Town
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charco
    • Lukeville [Pima County]
    • Pisinemo [Pima County]

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

Newspapers Published in Mexican Town ...

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 3 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mexican Town.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mexican Town, there are papers which were published within Less than 2 miles. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mexican Town.

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 Mexican Town:

  • Genealogy information for nearby counties
  • 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 Mexican Town ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mexican Town.

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

  • Ajo Cemetery
  • Childs Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Childs Cemetery
    • Childs Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Mexican Town.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Childs Cemetery
  • Gunsight Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gunsight Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gunsight Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gunsight Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Mexican Town.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gunsight Cemetery
  • Stoa Pitk Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stoa Pitk Cemetery
    • Stoa Pitk Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Mexican Town.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoa Pitk Cemetery
  • Hickiwan Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hickiwan Cemetery
    • Hickiwan Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Mexican Town.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickiwan Cemetery
  • Gu Vo Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gu Vo Cemetery
    • Gu Vo Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Mexican Town.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gu Vo Cemetery

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arizona

About Pima County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pima County:

The official website for State of Arizona:

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Mexican Town) 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 Mexican Town. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mexican Town

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mexican Town. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3681, Longitude: -112.8638       In this case, the coordinates for Mexican Town 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 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:
<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.






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