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Our Genealogy Helper for Mormon Lake ...

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 Mormon Lake (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 Mormon Lake. 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.

Name Variations for Mormon Lake ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations, abbreviations or people who just guessed at the name.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Mormon Lake: Mormon Lk.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 and 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.

Mormon Lake 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 Mormon Lake. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Mormon Lake:

  • Coconino County     (The home county of Mormon Lake)
    • Rockledge [Coconino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockledge
      • Rockledge [Coconino County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Mormon Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockledge
    • Stoneman Lake [Coconino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoneman Lake
      • Stoneman Lake [Coconino County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Mormon Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoneman Lake
    • Munds Park [Coconino County]
    • Happy Jack [Coconino County]
    • Mountainaire [Coconino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountainaire
      • Mountainaire [Coconino County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mormon Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountainaire
    • Kachina Village [Coconino County]
    • Flagstaff [Coconino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flagstaff
      • Flagstaff [Coconino County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Mormon Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 75,038 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flagstaff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flagstaff<2>
    • Two Guns [Coconino County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Guns
      • Two Guns [Coconino County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Mormon Lake
      • 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 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Mormon Lake
    • Clints Well [Coconino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clints Well
      • Clints Well [Coconino County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Mormon Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clints Well
    • Bellemont [Coconino County]
    • Parks [Coconino County]
  • Gila County
  • Yavapai County
    • Sedona [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sedona
      • Sedona [Yavapai County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Mormon Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,339 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sedona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sedona<2>
    • Big Park [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Park
      • Big Park [Yavapai County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Mormon Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Park
    • Oak Creek [Yavapai County]
    • West Sedona [Yavapai County]
    • Rimrock [Yavapai County]
    • Lake Montezuma [Yavapai County]
    • McGuireville [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGuireville
      • McGuireville [Yavapai County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Mormon Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGuireville
    • Cornville [Yavapai County]
    • Camp Verde [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Verde
      • Camp Verde [Yavapai County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Mormon Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,187 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Verde
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Verde<2>
    • Cottonwood [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
      • Cottonwood [Yavapai County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Mormon Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,253 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cottonwood<2>
    • Clarkdale [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkdale
      • Clarkdale [Yavapai County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Mormon Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarkdale<2>
    • Jerome [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerome
      • Jerome [Yavapai County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Mormon Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 455 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerome
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jerome<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Mormon Lake ...

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 66 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mormon Lake.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mormon Lake, 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 Mormon Lake.

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 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 Mormon Lake:

  • 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 Mormon Lake ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mormon Lake.

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

  • Sedona Community Cemetery
  • St. Lukes Memorial Garden
  • Cooks Cedar Glade Cemetery
  • Peaceful Valley Memorial Park
  • Flagstaff Citizens Cemetery
  • Calvary Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Beaver Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beaver Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Beaver Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Beaver Creek Baptist Church Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Mormon Lake.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2516222<4>
    • Thompson Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thompson Family Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Thompson Family Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Thompson Family Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Mormon Lake.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompson Family Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2518795<4>
    • 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.<5>
      • Canyon Diablo lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Mormon Lake.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canyon Diablo
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2330230<4>

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 Mormon Lake in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mormon Lake.

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

  • Angell [Coconino County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angell
    • Angell [Coconino County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Mormon Lake
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angell
  • Flagstaff [Coconino County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flagstaff
    • Flagstaff [Coconino County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Mormon Lake
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 963 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 75,038 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Flagstaff had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flagstaff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flagstaff<2>
  • 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 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Mormon Lake
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Canyon Diablo had a post office and railroad service
  • Cornville [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornville
    • Cornville [Yavapai County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Mormon Lake
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cornville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cornville<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arizona

About Coconino County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mormon Lake. 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 '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- Mormon Lake) 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 Mormon Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mormon Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mormon Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9077, Longitude: -111.4612    
<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 Mormon Lake, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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