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Our Genealogy Helper for Oracle Junction ...

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 Oracle Junction (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 Oracle Junction. 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 Oracle Junction ...

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 Oracle Junction: Oracle Jct. (or less commonly used: Oracle Jctn.)

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.

Oracle Junction is located in Pinal 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 Pinal County: Gila, Graham, Maricopa & Pima.

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

  • Pinal County     (The home county of Oracle Junction)
    • Oracle [Pinal County]
    • Campo Bonito [Pinal County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campo Bonito
      • Campo Bonito [Pinal County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Oracle Junction
    • San Manuel [Pinal County]
    • Mammoth [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mammoth
      • Mammoth [Pinal County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Oracle Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,687 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mammoth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mammoth<2>
    • North Mammoth [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Mammoth
      • North Mammoth [Pinal County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Oracle Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Mammoth
    • Red Rock [Pinal County]
    • Copper Creek [Pinal County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copper Creek
      • Copper Creek [Pinal County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Oracle Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copper Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sasco [Pinal County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sasco
      • Sasco [Pinal County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Oracle Junction
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sasco. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Dudleyville [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dudleyville
      • Dudleyville [Pinal County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Oracle Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dudleyville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dudleyville
    • Kearny [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kearny
      • Kearny [Pinal County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Oracle Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,168 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kearny
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kearny<2>
    • Picacho [Pinal County]
    • Eloy [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eloy
      • Eloy [Pinal County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Oracle Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,625 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eloy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eloy<2>
  • Gila County
    • Winkelman [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winkelman
      • Winkelman [Gila County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Oracle Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 351 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winkelman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winkelman<2>
    • Hayden [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayden
      • Hayden [Gila County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Oracle Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 631 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayden<2>
  • Pima County
    • Catalina [Pima County]
    • Oro Valley [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oro Valley
      • Oro Valley [Pima County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Oracle Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46,044 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oro Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oro Valley<2>
    • Mount Lemmon [Pima County]
    • Summerhaven [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerhaven
      • Summerhaven [Pima County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Oracle Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerhaven
    • Tortolita [Pima County]
    • Casas Adobes [Pima County]
    • Cortaro [Pima County]
    • Rillito [Pima County]
    • Catalina Foothills [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catalina Foothills
      • Catalina Foothills [Pima County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Oracle Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catalina Foothills
    • Willow Canyon [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Canyon
      • Willow Canyon [Pima County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Oracle Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Canyon
    • Flowing Wells [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowing Wells
      • Flowing Wells [Pima County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Oracle Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowing Wells have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowing Wells
    • Marana [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marana
      • Marana [Pima County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Oracle Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 49,030 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marana<2>
    • Nelson [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelson
      • Nelson [Pima County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Oracle Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson

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

Newspapers Published in Oracle Junction ...

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 210 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oracle Junction.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Oracle Junction, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Oracle Junction.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Oracle Junction:

  • 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 Oracle Junction ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oracle Junction.

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 Oracle Junction covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • McKinney Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McKinney Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McKinney Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • McKinney Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Oracle Junction.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKinney Cemetery
  • Holy Hope Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Hope Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holy Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Holy Hope Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Oracle Junction.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Hope Cemetery
  • Binghampton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Binghampton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Binghampton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Binghampton Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Oracle Junction.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Binghampton Cemetery
  • Pima County Cemetery
  • Tucson Pioneer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tucson Pioneer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tucson Pioneer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tucson Pioneer Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Oracle Junction.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tucson Pioneer Cemetery
  • Evergreen Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evergreen Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Evergreen Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Evergreen Memorial Park lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Oracle Junction.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Memorial Park
  • Continue List ...
    • Mammoth Valley View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mammoth Valley View Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mammoth Valley View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mammoth Valley View Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Oracle Junction.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mammoth Valley View Cemetery
    • East Lawn Palms Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the East Lawn Palms Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the East Lawn Palms Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • East Lawn Palms Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Oracle Junction.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Lawn Palms Cemetery
    • Armory Park Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Armory Park Cemetery
      • Armory Park Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Oracle Junction.
      • Armory Park Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Military Plaza Park Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armory Park Cemetery
    • Tanque Verde Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tanque Verde Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tanque Verde Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tanque Verde Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Oracle Junction.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanque Verde Cemetery
    • All Faiths Memorial Park
    • Tanque Verde Ranch Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tanque Verde Ranch Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tanque Verde Ranch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tanque Verde Ranch Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Oracle Junction.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanque Verde Ranch Cemetery
    • South Lawn Memorial Cemetery
    • Dudleyville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dudleyville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dudleyville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dudleyville Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Oracle Junction.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dudleyville Cemetery
    • Sasco Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sasco Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sasco Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sasco Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Oracle Junction.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sasco 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.<6>

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

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

  • Oracle [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oracle
    • Oracle [Pinal County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Oracle Junction
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oracle had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oracle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oracle<2>
  • Rillito [Pima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rillito
    • Rillito [Pima County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Oracle Junction
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rillito had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rillito
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rillito<2>
  • Jaynes [Pima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaynes
    • Jaynes [Pima County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Oracle Junction
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jaynes had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jaynes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaynes
  • Mammoth [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mammoth
    • Mammoth [Pinal County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Oracle Junction
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,687 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mammoth had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mammoth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mammoth<2>
  • Tucson [Pima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucson
    • Tucson [Pima County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Oracle Junction
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 5,150 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 548,073 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tucson had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tucson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tucson<2>
  • Red Rock [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Rock
    • Red Rock [Pinal County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Oracle Junction
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Red Rock had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Rock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Rock<2>
  • Redington [Pima County] - Historic
    • While Redington was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redington
    • Redington [Pima County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Oracle Junction
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Redington had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pinal County: www.co.pinal.az.us/

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 from Point A (ie- Oracle Junction) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oracle Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5551, Longitude: -110.9334       In this case, the coordinates for Oracle Junction 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>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.
<5>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.
<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 Oracle Junction, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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