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Our Genealogy Helper for Neff ...

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 Neff (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 Neff. 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 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.

Neff is located in Cochise 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 Cochise County: Graham, Greenlee, Pima, Santa Cruz & Hidalgo (NM).

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

  • Cochise County     (The home county of Neff)
    • Bisbee [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bisbee
      • Bisbee [Cochise County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Neff
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bisbee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bisbee<2>
    • Don Luis [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Don Luis
      • Don Luis [Cochise County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Neff
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Don Luis
    • Huachuca Terrace [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huachuca Terrace
      • Huachuca Terrace [Cochise County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Neff
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huachuca Terrace
    • Naco [Cochise County]
    • Palominas [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palominas
      • Palominas [Cochise County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Neff
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palominas
    • Miracle Valley [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miracle Valley
      • Miracle Valley [Cochise County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Neff
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miracle Valley
    • Charleston [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston [Cochise County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Neff
    • Hereford [Cochise County]
    • Double Adobe [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Double Adobe
      • Double Adobe [Cochise County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Neff
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Double Adobe
    • Tombstone [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tombstone
      • Tombstone [Cochise County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Neff
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,303 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tombstone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tombstone<2>
    • Nicksville [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nicksville
      • Nicksville [Cochise County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Neff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nicksville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicksville
    • Sierra Vista [Cochise County]
  • Santa Cruz County

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

Newspapers Published in Neff ...

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 76 newspapers that have been published in the area around Neff.

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

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 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 Neff:

  • 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 Neff ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Neff.

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

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

  • Bisbee [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bisbee
    • Bisbee [Cochise County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Neff
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,535 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,225 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bisbee had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bisbee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bisbee<2>
  • Tombstone [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tombstone
    • Tombstone [Cochise County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Neff
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,875 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,303 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tombstone had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tombstone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tombstone<2>
  • Fairbank [Cochise County] - Historic
    • While Fairbank was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairbank
    • Fairbank [Cochise County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Neff
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 478 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fairbank had a post office and railroad service
  • Fort Huachuca [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Huachuca
    • Fort Huachuca [Cochise County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Neff
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 296 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Huachuca had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Huachuca
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Huachuca<2>
  • Contention [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Contention
    • Contention [Cochise County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Neff
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Contention had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Contention have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Contention

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cochise County: www.cochise.az.gov/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Neff) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Neff. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4793, Longitude: -109.9798       In this case, the coordinates for Neff have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Neff, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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