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Our Genealogy Helper for Olive West ...

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 Olive West (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 Olive West. 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 northeast 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 north.

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 north 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.

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

  • Maricopa County     (The home county of Olive West)
    • Pioneer Village II [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pioneer Village II
      • Pioneer Village II [Maricopa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Olive West
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pioneer Village II have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer Village II
    • Peoria [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peoria
      • Peoria [Maricopa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Olive West
      • Estimated population in 2019: 175,961 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peoria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peoria<3>
    • Peoria Polynesian Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peoria Polynesian Village
      • Peoria Polynesian Village [Maricopa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Olive West
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peoria Polynesian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peoria Polynesian Village
    • Glendale [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
      • Glendale [Maricopa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Olive West
      • Estimated population in 2019: 252,381 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendale<3>
    • Sun City [Maricopa County]
    • Sunset Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Village
      • Sunset Village [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Olive West
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Village
    • Tiki Tai Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiki Tai Village
      • Tiki Tai Village [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Olive West
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiki Tai Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiki Tai Village
    • Cheyenne Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheyenne Village
      • Cheyenne Village [Maricopa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Olive West
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheyenne Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheyenne Village
    • Canyon Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon Village
      • Canyon Village [Maricopa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Olive West
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canyon Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canyon Village
    • Peacock Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peacock Village
      • Peacock Village [Maricopa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Olive West
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peacock Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peacock Village
    • Youngtown [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngtown
      • Youngtown [Maricopa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Olive West
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,859 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youngtown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Youngtown<3>
    • El Mirage [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Mirage
      • El Mirage [Maricopa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Olive West
      • 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>
  • Pinal County
    • Santa Cruz [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Cruz
      • Santa Cruz [Pinal County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Olive West
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Cruz
    • Bapchule [Pinal County]
    • Maricopa [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maricopa
      • Maricopa [Pinal County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Olive West
      • Estimated population in 2015: 48,602 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maricopa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maricopa<3>
    • Apache Junction [Pinal County]
  • Yavapai County

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

Newspapers Published in Olive West ...

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 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Olive West.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Olive West, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Olive West.

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 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 Olive West:

  • 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 Olive West ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Olive West.

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

  • Glendale Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Glendale Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Glendale Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale Memorial Park
  • Resthaven Park West Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Resthaven Park West Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Resthaven Park West Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Resthaven Park West Cemetery
  • Russian Molokan Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Russian Molokan Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Russian Molokan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russian Molokan 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunland Memorial Park
  • Heath Grave
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Heath Grave
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Heath Grave have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Heath Grave lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Olive West.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heath Grave
  • Holy Cross Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Cross Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holy Cross Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Holy Cross Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Olive West.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Cross Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Olive West.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunwest Cemetery
    • Goodyear Farms Historic Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Goodyear Farms Historic Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Goodyear Farms Historic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Goodyear Farms Historic Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Olive West.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodyear Farms Historic Cemetery
    • Beth Israel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beth Israel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beth Israel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Beth Israel Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Olive West.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beth Israel Cemetery
    • Work Circle Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Work Circle Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Work Circle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Work Circle Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Olive West.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Work Circle Cemetery
    • Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery
      • The Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located in Phoenix.To be more accurate, Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Olive West.
      • Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Forest Lawn Cemetery
      • Greenwood Memorial Cemetery
      • Memory Lawn Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #57026<4>
    • Beth El Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beth El Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beth El Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Beth El Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Olive West.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beth El Cemetery
    • Phoenix Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Phoenix Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Phoenix Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Phoenix Memorial Park lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Olive West.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoenix Memorial Park
    • White Tanks Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the White Tanks Cemetery
      • White Tanks Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Olive West.
      • White Tanks Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Maricopa Cemetery
      • Maricopa County Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Tanks Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1806953<4>
    • Cementerio Lindo Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cementerio Lindo Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cementerio Lindo Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cementerio Lindo Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Olive West.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cementerio Lindo 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.<5>

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

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

  • Peoria [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peoria
    • Peoria [Maricopa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Olive West
    • 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>
  • Phoenix [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoenix
    • Phoenix [Maricopa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Olive West
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,152 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,680,992 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Phoenix had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoenix
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phoenix<3>
  • Tempe [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tempe
    • Tempe [Maricopa County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Olive West
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 897 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 195,805 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tempe had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tempe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tempe<3>
  • Kyrene [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kyrene
    • Kyrene [Maricopa County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Olive West
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kyrene had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kyrene
  • Cave Creek [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Creek
    • Cave Creek [Maricopa County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Olive West
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,838 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cave Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cave Creek<3>
  • Lehi [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lehi
    • Lehi [Maricopa County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Olive West
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 269 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lehi had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lehi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lehi
  • Buckeye [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckeye
    • Buckeye [Maricopa County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Olive West
    • Estimated population in 2019: 79,620 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Buckeye had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckeye
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckeye<3>
  • Mesa [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesa
    • Mesa [Maricopa County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Olive West
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 219 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 518,012 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mesa had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesa<3>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arizona

About Maricopa County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Olive West. 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 '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- Olive West) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Olive West. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5695, Longitude: -112.2157       In this case, the coordinates for Olive West have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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>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 Olive West, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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