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Our Genealogy Helper for Morenci ...

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 Morenci (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 Morenci. 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 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.

Morenci is located in Greenlee 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 Greenlee County: Apache, Cochise, Graham, Catron (NM), Grant (NM) & Hidalgo (NM).

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

  • Greenlee County     (The home county of Morenci)
    • Clifton [Greenlee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Greenlee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Morenci
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,708 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton<2>
    • Guthrie [Greenlee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guthrie
      • Guthrie [Greenlee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Morenci
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guthrie
    • York [Greenlee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
      • York [Greenlee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Morenci
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
    • Sheldon [Greenlee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheldon
      • Sheldon [Greenlee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Morenci
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheldon
    • Duncan [Greenlee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncan
      • Duncan [Greenlee County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Morenci
      • Estimated population in 2019: 788 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duncan<2>
    • Franklin [Greenlee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Greenlee County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Morenci
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Blue [Greenlee County]
  • Graham County
    • San Jose [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Jose
      • San Jose [Graham County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Morenci
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Jose
    • Solomon [Graham County]
    • Graham [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
      • Graham [Graham County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Morenci
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham
    • Safford [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Safford
      • Safford [Graham County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Morenci
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,983 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Safford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Safford<2>
    • Thatcher [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thatcher
      • Thatcher [Graham County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Morenci
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,200 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thatcher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thatcher<2>
    • Central [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central
      • Central [Graham County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Morenci
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
    • Cactus Flat [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cactus Flat
      • Cactus Flat [Graham County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Morenci
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cactus Flat
    • Bryce [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryce
      • Bryce [Graham County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Morenci
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryce
    • Pima [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pima
      • Pima [Graham County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Morenci
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,558 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pima
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pima<2>
    • Fort Thomas [Graham County]
  • Catron County (NM)
    • Pleasanton [Catron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasanton
      • Pleasanton [Catron County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Morenci
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasanton
    • Glenwood [Catron County]
  • Grant County (NM)
  • Hidalgo County (NM)
    • Virden [Hidalgo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virden
      • Virden [Hidalgo County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Morenci
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virden

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Morenci ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Morenci.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Morenci. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Morenci and those printed in the larger area surrounding Morenci.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 31 miles [49.9 km] of Morenci.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Morenci:

  • 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 Morenci ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Morenci.

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

  • Metcalf Cemetery
  • Metcalf Indian Cemetery
  • Sacred Heart Cemetery
  • Bunkers Cemetery
  • Clifton Cemetery
  • Old Morenci Mexicano Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Morenci Mexicano Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Old Morenci Mexicano Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Old Morenci Mexicano Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Old Morenci Catholic Cemetery
    • Pioneer Mexicano Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Morenci Mexicano Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2198191<4>
  • Continue List ...
    • Florence Mine Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Florence Mine Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Florence Mine Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence Mine Cemetery
    • Charles Allen Hamblin Gravesite
    • Sanchez Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sanchez Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sanchez Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sanchez Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Morenci.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanchez Cemetery
    • Sheldon Cemetery
    • San Jose Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the San Jose Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the San Jose Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • San Jose Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Morenci.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Jose Cemetery
    • Double Circle Ranch Cemetery
    • Solomon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Solomon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Solomon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Solomon Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Morenci.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solomon Cemetery
    • Rest Haven Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rest Haven Memorial Gardens lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Morenci.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rest Haven Memorial Gardens
    • Graham Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Graham Cemetery
      • Graham Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Morenci.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Morenci had a population of 708 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Morenci [Greenlee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morenci
    • Morenci [Greenlee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Morenci
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 708 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Morenci had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morenci
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morenci<2>
  • Clifton [Greenlee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
    • Clifton [Greenlee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Morenci
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 600 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,708 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Clifton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton<2>
  • Guthrie [Greenlee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guthrie
    • Guthrie [Greenlee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Morenci
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Guthrie had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guthrie
  • York [Greenlee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
    • York [Greenlee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Morenci
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, York had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
  • Sheldon [Greenlee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheldon
    • Sheldon [Greenlee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Morenci
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sheldon had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheldon
  • Duncan [Greenlee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncan
    • Duncan [Greenlee County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Morenci
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 114 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 788 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Duncan had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duncan<2>
  • Safford [Graham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Safford
    • Safford [Graham County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Morenci
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 113 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,983 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Safford had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Safford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Safford<2>
  • Thatcher [Graham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thatcher
    • Thatcher [Graham County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Morenci
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 118 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,200 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Thatcher had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thatcher
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thatcher<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Central [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central
      • Central [Graham County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Morenci
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Central had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Morenci ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Morenci:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

Map from 1930, unknown title/publisher

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Morenci. See our Misc Page for Morenci for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Greenlee County: www.co.greenlee.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- Morenci) 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 Morenci. 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 Morenci

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morenci. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0471, Longitude: -109.3229    
<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>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.
<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 Morenci, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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