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Oljato-Monument Valley, Arizona

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Our Genealogy Helper for Oljato-Monument Valley ...

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 Oljato-Monument Valley (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 Oljato-Monument Valley. 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.

Name Variations for Oljato-Monument Valley ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations, abbreviations or people who just guessed at the name.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Oljato-Monument Valley: Oljato Monument Vly. (or less commonly used: Oljato Monument Vally. or Oljato Monument Vlly.)

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Oljato-Monument Valley is located in Navajo 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 Navajo County: Apache, Coconino, Gila, Graham & San Juan (UT).

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

  • Navajo County     (The home county of Oljato-Monument Valley)
    • Baby Rocks [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baby Rocks
      • Baby Rocks [Navajo County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Oljato-Monument Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baby Rocks
    • Kayenta [Navajo County]
    • Tsegi [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tsegi
      • Tsegi [Navajo County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Oljato-Monument Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tsegi
    • Shonto [Navajo County]
  • Apache County
    • Dennehotso [Apache County]
    • Tes Nez Iah [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tes Nez Iah
      • Tes Nez Iah [Apache County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Oljato-Monument Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tes Nez Iah
    • Rock Point [Apache County]
  • San Juan County (UT)
    • Oljato-Monument Valley [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oljato-Monument Valley
      • Oljato-Monument Valley [San Juan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Oljato-Monument Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oljato-Monument Valley
    • Oljato [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oljato
      • Oljato [San Juan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Oljato-Monument Valley
      • Oljato has also been known as:
      • Moonlight
      • Oljato Trading Post
      • Olje
      • Oljeto Trading Post
      • Oljeto
      • Oljetoh Trading Post
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oljato
    • Halchita [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halchita
      • Halchita [San Juan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Oljato-Monument Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halchita
    • Mexican Hat [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mexican Hat
      • Mexican Hat [San Juan County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Oljato-Monument Valley
      • Former name for Mexican Hat:
      • Goodridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mexican Hat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mexican Hat<2>
    • Piute Farms [San Juan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piute Farms
      • Piute Farms [San Juan County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Oljato-Monument Valley
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Piute Farms. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Zahn's Camp [San Juan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zahn's Camp
      • Zahn's Camp [San Juan County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Oljato-Monument Valley
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Zahn's Camp. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Bluff [San Juan County]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Oljato-Monument Valley:

  • 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
    • Stories from Utah

Cemeteries Near Oljato-Monument Valley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oljato-Monument Valley.

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 Oljato-Monument Valley covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Navajo County:

The official website for State of Arizona:

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oljato-Monument Valley) 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 Oljato-Monument Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oljato-Monument Valley
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 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:






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