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Our Genealogy Helper for Morristown ...

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 Morristown (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 Morristown. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Morristown is located in Maricopa 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 Maricopa County: Gila, La Paz, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai & Yuma.

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

  • Maricopa County     (The home county of Morristown)
    • Circle City [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Circle City
      • Circle City [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Morristown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Circle City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Circle City
    • Wittmann [Maricopa County]
    • Wickenburg [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wickenburg
      • Wickenburg [Maricopa County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Morristown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,092 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wickenburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wickenburg<3>
    • Vulture City [Maricopa County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vulture City
      • Vulture City [Maricopa County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Morristown
      • Vulture City has also been known as:
      • Vulture Mine
      • Vulture
    • Sun City West [Maricopa County]
    • Surprise [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surprise
      • Surprise [Maricopa County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Morristown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 141,664 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surprise<3>
    • Waddell [Maricopa County]
    • Citrus Park [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Citrus Park
      • Citrus Park [Maricopa County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Morristown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Citrus Park
    • El Mirage [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Mirage
      • El Mirage [Maricopa County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Morristown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 35,753 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Mirage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for El Mirage<3>
    • Westbrook Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westbrook Village
      • Westbrook Village [Maricopa County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Morristown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westbrook Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook Village
    • Tartesso [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tartesso
      • Tartesso [Maricopa County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Morristown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tartesso
    • Youngtown [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngtown
      • Youngtown [Maricopa County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Morristown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,859 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youngtown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Youngtown<3>
  • Yavapai County
    • Constellation [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Constellation
      • Constellation [Yavapai County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Morristown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Constellation have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Copperopolis [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copperopolis
      • Copperopolis [Yavapai County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Morristown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copperopolis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Octave [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Octave
      • Octave [Yavapai County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Morristown
    • Weaver [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weaver
      • Weaver [Yavapai County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Morristown
      • Former name for Weaver:
      • Weaverville
    • Columbia [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Yavapai County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Morristown
    • Humbug [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humbug
      • Humbug [Yavapai County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Morristown
    • Fort Misery [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Misery
      • Fort Misery [Yavapai County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Morristown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Misery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Minnehaha [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnehaha
      • Minnehaha [Yavapai County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Morristown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minnehaha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wagoner [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wagoner
      • Wagoner [Yavapai County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Morristown
    • Minnehaha Flats [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnehaha Flats
      • Minnehaha Flats [Yavapai County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Morristown
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Minnehaha Flats. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Tip Top [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tip Top
      • Tip Top [Yavapai County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Morristown
    • Congress [Yavapai County]

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

Newspapers Published in Morristown ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Morristown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Morristown, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Morristown.

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 Morristown:

  • 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 Morristown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Morristown.

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

  • Brill Ranch Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brill Ranch Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Brill Ranch Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Brill Ranch Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Morristown.
    • Brill Ranch Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Martin Family Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brill Ranch Cemetery
  • St. Alban's Episcopal Church Memorial Garden
  • Garcia Cemetery
  • Vulture City Pioneer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vulture City Pioneer Cemetery
    • Vulture City Pioneer Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Morristown.
    • Vulture City Pioneer Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Verde Flat Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vulture City Pioneer Cemetery
  • Home Mission Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Home Mission Cemetery
    • Home Mission Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Morristown.
    • Home Mission Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Sleeping Bride Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Home Mission Cemetery
  • Constellation Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Constellation Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Constellation Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Constellation Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Morristown.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Constellation Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Copperopolis Cemetery
    • Champie Ranch Cemetery
    • Octave Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Octave Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Octave Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Octave Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Morristown.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Octave Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2292708<5>
    • Columbia Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Columbia Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Columbia Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Columbia Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Morristown.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia Cemetery
    • Champie Mill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Champie Mill Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Champie Mill Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Champie Mill Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Morristown.
      • Champie Mill Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Allen's Mill Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Champie Mill Cemetery
    • Sunwest Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunwest Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunwest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sunwest Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Morristown.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunwest Cemetery
    • Sunland Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunland Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunland Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sunland Memorial Park lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Morristown.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunland Memorial Park
    • Kentucks Gravesite
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kentucks Gravesite
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kentucks Gravesite have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kentucks Gravesite lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Morristown.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kentucks Gravesite
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #57047<5>
    • Minnehaha Flats Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Minnehaha Flats Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Minnehaha Flats Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Minnehaha Flats Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Morristown.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minnehaha Flats 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 Morristown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Morristown.

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

  • Wickenburg [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wickenburg
    • Wickenburg [Maricopa County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Morristown
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 49 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,092 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Wickenburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wickenburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wickenburg<3>
  • Vulture City [Maricopa County] - Historic
    • While Vulture City was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vulture City
    • Vulture City [Maricopa County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Morristown
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 65 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Vulture City had a post office and no railroad service
    • Vulture City has also been known as:
    • Vulture Mine
    • Vulture
  • Briggs [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Briggs
    • Briggs [Yavapai County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Morristown
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Briggs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Briggs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briggs
  • Stanton [Yavapai County] - Historic
    • While Stanton was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanton
    • Stanton [Yavapai County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Morristown
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Stanton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Tip Top [Yavapai County] - Historic
    • While Tip Top was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tip Top
    • Tip Top [Yavapai County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Morristown
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tip Top had a post office and no railroad service
  • Congress [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Congress
    • Congress [Yavapai County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Morristown
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 242 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Congress had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Congress
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Congress<3>
  • Peoria [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peoria
    • Peoria [Maricopa County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Morristown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 175,961 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Peoria had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peoria
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peoria<3>
  • Crown King [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown King
    • Crown King [Yavapai County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Morristown
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Crown King had a post office and no railroad service
    • Crown King has also been known as:
    • Crowned King
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown King
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crown King<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Walnut Grove [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Yavapai County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Morristown
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arizona

About Maricopa County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Maricopa County: www.maricopa.gov/

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- Morristown) 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 Morristown. 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 Morristown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morristown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8548, Longitude: -112.6203    
<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 Morristown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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