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Our Genealogy Helper for Miami ...

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 Miami (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 Miami. 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.

Miami is located in Gila 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 Gila County: Coconino, Graham, Maricopa, Navajo, Pinal & Yavapai.

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

  • Gila County     (The home county of Miami)
    • Claypool [Gila County]
    • Midland City [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland City
      • Midland City [Gila County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Miami
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midland City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland City
    • Globe [Gila County]
    • Copper Hill [Gila County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copper Hill
      • Copper Hill [Gila County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Miami
    • Pinal [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinal
      • Pinal [Gila County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Miami
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinal
    • Top-of-the-World [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Top-of-the-World
      • Top-of-the-World [Gila County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Miami
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Top-of-the-World
    • Cutter [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cutter
      • Cutter [Gila County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Miami
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cutter
    • McMillenville [Gila County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McMillenville
      • McMillenville [Gila County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Miami
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McMillenville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McMillenville has also been known as:
      • McMillanville
      • McMillianville
    • Peridot [Gila County]
    • San Carlos [Gila County]
    • Roosevelt [Gila County]
    • Christmas [Gila County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christmas
      • Christmas [Gila County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Miami
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christmas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Maricopa County
  • Pinal County
    • Silver King [Pinal County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver King
      • Silver King [Pinal County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Miami
    • Superior [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior
      • Superior [Pinal County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Miami
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Superior<2>
    • Pinal [Pinal County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinal
      • Pinal [Pinal County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Miami
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Pinal. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Kearny [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kearny
      • Kearny [Pinal County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Miami
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,168 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kearny
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kearny<2>
    • Smelter Town [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smelter Town
      • Smelter Town [Pinal County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Miami
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smelter Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smelter Town
    • Queen Valley [Pinal County]
    • Gold Camp [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Camp
      • Gold Camp [Pinal County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Miami
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Camp
    • Dudleyville [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dudleyville
      • Dudleyville [Pinal County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Miami
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dudleyville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dudleyville
    • Gold Canyon [Pinal County]
    • Florence [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Pinal County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Miami
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,422 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<2>
    • Apache Junction [Pinal County]

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Miami ...

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 63 newspapers that have been published in the area around Miami.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Miami. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Miami and those printed in the larger area surrounding Miami.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 39 miles [62.8 km] of Miami.

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 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 Miami:

  • 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 Miami ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Miami.

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 Miami 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.<6>

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

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

  • Globe [Gila County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Globe
    • Globe [Gila County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Miami
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 803 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,347 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Globe had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Globe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Globe<2>
  • Silver King [Pinal County] - Historic
    • While Silver King was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver King
    • Silver King [Pinal County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Miami
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 212 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Silver King had a post office and no railroad service
  • Pinal [Pinal County] - Historic
    • While Pinal was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinal
    • Pinal [Pinal County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Miami
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 261 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pinal had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Pinal. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
  • Riverside [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
    • Riverside [Pinal County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Miami
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Riverside had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
  • Reymert [Pinal County] - Historic
    • While Reymert was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reymert
    • Reymert [Pinal County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Miami
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 254 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Reymert had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reymert have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • San Carlos [Gila County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Carlos
    • San Carlos [Gila County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Miami
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, San Carlos had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Carlos
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Carlos<2>
  • Dudleyville [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dudleyville
    • Dudleyville [Pinal County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Miami
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 86 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dudleyville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dudleyville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dudleyville

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arizona

About Gila County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Gila County: www.co.gila.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Miami) 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 Miami. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Miami

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Miami. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3983, Longitude: -110.8698    
<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.
<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 Miami, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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