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Our Genealogy Helper for Oracle ...

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 (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. 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 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.

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

  • Pinal County     (The home county of Oracle)
    • Campo Bonito [Pinal County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campo Bonito
      • Campo Bonito [Pinal County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Oracle
    • San Manuel [Pinal County]
    • Mammoth [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mammoth
      • Mammoth [Pinal County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Oracle
      • 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Oracle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Mammoth
    • Copper Creek [Pinal County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copper Creek
      • Copper Creek [Pinal County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Oracle
      • 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.
    • Dudleyville [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dudleyville
      • Dudleyville [Pinal County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Oracle
      • 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 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Oracle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,168 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kearny
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kearny<2>
    • Red Rock [Pinal County]
  • Gila County
    • Winkelman [Gila County]
    • Hayden [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayden
      • Hayden [Gila County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Oracle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 631 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayden<2>
  • Graham County
    • Klondyke [Graham County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Klondyke
      • Klondyke [Graham County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Oracle
  • Pima County
    • Mount Lemmon [Pima County]
    • Summerhaven [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerhaven
      • Summerhaven [Pima County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Oracle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerhaven
    • Catalina [Pima County]
    • Willow Canyon [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Canyon
      • Willow Canyon [Pima County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Oracle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Canyon
    • Oro Valley [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oro Valley
      • Oro Valley [Pima County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Oracle
      • 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>
    • Tortolita [Pima County]
    • Catalina Foothills [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catalina Foothills
      • Catalina Foothills [Pima County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Oracle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catalina Foothills
    • Casas Adobes [Pima County]
    • Tanque Verde [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanque Verde
      • Tanque Verde [Pima County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Oracle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanque Verde
    • Cortaro [Pima County]
    • Flowing Wells [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowing Wells
      • Flowing Wells [Pima County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Oracle
      • 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
    • Rillito [Pima County]

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Oracle ...

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 204 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oracle.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Oracle. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Oracle and those printed in the larger area surrounding Oracle.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 30 miles [48.3 km] of Oracle.

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:

  • 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 ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oracle.

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 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Oracle.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKinney Cemetery
  • 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Oracle.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mammoth Valley View 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 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Oracle.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Binghampton 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 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Oracle.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dudleyville 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 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Oracle.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Lawn Palms 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 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Oracle.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanque Verde Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Mountain View 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 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Oracle.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Hope Cemetery
    • Pima County Cemetery
    • 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 south of Oracle.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanque Verde Ranch 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 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Oracle.
      • 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 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Oracle.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Memorial Park
    • Gamez Cemetery
    • Soza Cemetery
    • All Faiths Memorial Park

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Oracle had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Oracle [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oracle
    • Oracle [Pinal County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Oracle
    • 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>
  • Mammoth [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mammoth
    • Mammoth [Pinal County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Oracle
    • 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>
  • 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 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Oracle
    • 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.
  • Dudleyville [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dudleyville
    • Dudleyville [Pinal County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Oracle
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 86 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dudleyville had a post office and no railroad service
    • 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
  • Rillito [Pima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rillito
    • Rillito [Pima County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Oracle
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Oracle
    • 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
  • Tucson [Pima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucson
    • Tucson [Pima County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Oracle
    • 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>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Oracle ...

While our initial data about Oracle came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Oracle in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Oracle.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Oracle:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

Map from 1930, unknown title/publisher

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Oracle. See our Misc Page for Oracle for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Pinal County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oracle. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oracle) 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 Oracle. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oracle

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oracle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6116, Longitude: -110.7710    
<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>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 Oracle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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