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Our Genealogy Helper for Moqui ...

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 Moqui (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 Moqui. 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.

Moqui is located in Coconino 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 Coconino County: Gila, Mohave, Navajo, Yavapai, Kane (UT) & San Juan (UT).

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

  • Coconino County     (The home county of Moqui)
    • Lechee [Coconino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lechee
      • Lechee [Coconino County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Moqui
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lechee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lechee
    • Winslow West [Coconino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winslow West
      • Winslow West [Coconino County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Moqui
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winslow West have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winslow West
    • Meteor City [Coconino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meteor City
      • Meteor City [Coconino County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Moqui
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meteor City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meteor City
    • Two Guns [Coconino County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Guns
      • Two Guns [Coconino County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Moqui
      • Former name for Two Guns:
      • Canyon Lodge
    • Canyon Diablo [Coconino County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon Diablo
      • Canyon Diablo [Coconino County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Moqui
    • Leupp [Coconino County]
    • Tolani Lake [Coconino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolani Lake
      • Tolani Lake [Coconino County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Moqui
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolani Lake
    • Mormon Lake [Coconino County]
    • Happy Jack [Coconino County]
  • Navajo County
    • Winslow [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winslow
      • Winslow [Navajo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Moqui
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,338 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winslow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winslow<3>
    • Brigham City [Navajo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brigham City
      • Brigham City [Navajo County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Moqui
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brigham City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sunset City [Navajo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset City
      • Sunset City [Navajo County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Moqui
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sunset [Navajo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset
      • Sunset [Navajo County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Moqui
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sunset. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Joseph City [Navajo County]
    • Holbrook [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holbrook
      • Holbrook [Navajo County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Moqui
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,084 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holbrook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holbrook<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Moqui ...

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 12 newspapers that have been published in the area around Moqui.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Moqui, there are papers which were published within 38 miles [61.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Moqui.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 Moqui:

  • 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 Moqui ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Moqui.

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

  • Desert View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Desert View Cemetery
    • The Desert View Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the northwest of Winslow.Desert View Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Moqui.
    • Desert View Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Winslow Desert View Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Desert View Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1967591<5>
  • Brigham City Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brigham City Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Brigham City Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Brigham City Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Moqui.
    • Brigham City Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Bellenger's Camp Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brigham City Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1981013<5>
  • Whipple Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Whipple Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Whipple Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Whipple Memorial Park lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Moqui.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whipple Memorial Park
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #57140<5>
  • Sunset Cemetery
  • Canyon Diablo
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Canyon Diablo
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Canyon Diablo. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Canyon Diablo lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Moqui.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canyon Diablo
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2330230<5>
  • Joseph City 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.<6>

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

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

  • Dennison [Coconino County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dennison
    • Dennison [Coconino County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Moqui
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dennison had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dennison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dennison
  • Canyon Diablo [Coconino County] - Historic
    • While Canyon Diablo was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon Diablo
    • Canyon Diablo [Coconino County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Moqui
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Canyon Diablo had a post office and railroad service
  • Angell [Coconino County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angell
    • Angell [Coconino County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Moqui
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Angell had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Angell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angell

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Arizona

About Coconino County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Coconino County: www.co.coconino.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- Moqui) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moqui. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0606, Longitude: -110.8160       In this case, the coordinates for Moqui have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Moqui, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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