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Our Genealogy Helper for Old Glory ...

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

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


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 Old Glory (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 Old Glory. 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 hospitals and 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Old Glory is historic, it would have been located within present day Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz County: Cochise & Pima.

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

  • Santa Cruz County     (The home county of Old Glory)
    • Ruby [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
      • Ruby [Santa Cruz County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Old Glory
    • Yank's Spring [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yank's Spring
      • Yank's Spring [Santa Cruz County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Old Glory
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Yank's Spring. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Partridge [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Partridge
      • Partridge [Santa Cruz County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Old Glory
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Partridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Oro Blanco [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oro Blanco
      • Oro Blanco [Santa Cruz County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Old Glory
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oro Blanco have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rio Rico Northwest [Santa Cruz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio Rico Northwest
      • Rio Rico Northwest [Santa Cruz County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Old Glory
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Rico Northwest
    • Rio Rico Southwest [Santa Cruz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio Rico Southwest
      • Rio Rico Southwest [Santa Cruz County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Old Glory
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Rico Southwest
    • Tumacacori-Carmen [Santa Cruz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tumacacori-Carmen
      • Tumacacori-Carmen [Santa Cruz County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Old Glory
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tumacacori-Carmen
    • Otero [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otero
      • Otero [Santa Cruz County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Old Glory
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otero have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tumacacori [Santa Cruz County]
    • Calabasas [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calabasas
      • Calabasas [Santa Cruz County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of Old Glory
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calabasas have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rio Rico [Santa Cruz County]
    • Rio Rico Northeast [Santa Cruz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio Rico Northeast
      • Rio Rico Northeast [Santa Cruz County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Old Glory
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Rico Northeast
  • Pima County
    • Arivaca [Pima County]
    • Sasabe [Pima County]
    • Arivaca Junction [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arivaca Junction
      • Arivaca Junction [Pima County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northeast of Old Glory
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arivaca Junction
    • Chutum Vaya [Pima County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chutum Vaya
      • Chutum Vaya [Pima County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Old Glory
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chutum Vaya have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Green Valley [Pima County]
    • Sahuarita [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sahuarita
      • Sahuarita [Pima County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Old Glory
      • Estimated population in 2019: 31,421 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sahuarita
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sahuarita<5>

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

Newspapers Published in Old Glory ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Old Glory.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Old Glory:

  • 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 Old Glory ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Old Glory.

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 Old Glory 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.

While we didn't find Old Glory in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Old Glory.

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

  • Oro Blanco [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
    • While Oro Blanco was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oro Blanco
    • Oro Blanco [Santa Cruz County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Old Glory
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 31 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Oro Blanco had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oro Blanco have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Arivaca [Pima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arivaca
    • Arivaca [Pima County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Old Glory
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 236 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Arivaca had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arivaca
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arivaca<5>
  • Calabasas [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
    • While Calabasas was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calabasas
    • Calabasas [Santa Cruz County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of Old Glory
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Calabasas had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calabasas have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Tubac [Santa Cruz County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tubac
    • Tubac [Santa Cruz County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Old Glory
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tubac had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tubac
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tubac<5>
  • Nogales [Santa Cruz County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nogales
    • Nogales [Santa Cruz County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the east of Old Glory
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,194 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 20,103 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Nogales had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nogales
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nogales<5>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arizona

About Santa Cruz County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Santa Cruz County: www.co.santa-cruz.az.us/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

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 Old Glory, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Old Glory) 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 Old Glory. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Old Glory

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Glory. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4352, Longitude: -111.2533       In this case, the coordinates for Old Glory have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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.
<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 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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