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Welcome to Octave ...

So far, we found very little information about Octave. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Octave to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Octave, please Contact Us.

Octave would have been located within present day Yavapai County<2>.

We aren't confident of the location of Octave, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Octave, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1900.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Octave is 3,420 feet [1,042 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Octave is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Octave was located is in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

If Octave still existed, it would have been in the (928) area code.

Communities near Octave ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Octave.

  • Wickenburg
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Glen Ilah
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Ilah
    • Glen Ilah is located in Yavapai County
  • Yarnell
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Constellation ‑ Historic
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Constellation have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Constellation
    • Constellation is located in Yavapai County
  • Congress
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
  • Peeples Valley
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
  • Wagoner ‑ Historic
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wagoner
    • Wagoner is located in Yavapai County
  • Walnut Grove
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
    • Walnut Grove is located in Yavapai County
  • Copperopolis ‑ Historic
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copperopolis have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copperopolis
    • Copperopolis is located in Yavapai County
  • Camp Date Creek ‑ Historic
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Date Creek
    • Camp Date Creek is located in Yavapai County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Octave. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Octave.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Octave. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Octave.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Octave. See our Newspapers Page for Octave.

Adding Octave to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Octave in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Octave was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Octave post office opened in 1900.

We also found Octave on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Arizona and New Mexico (1925).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Octave.

The official website for Yavapai County:

The official website for State of Arizona:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Octave, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Yavapai, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Octave - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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