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Our Genealogy Helper for Oro Belle ...

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

We've added Oro Belle to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Oro Belle, 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 Oro Belle (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 Oro Belle. 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 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 Oro Belle is historic, it would have been located within present day Yavapai 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 Yavapai County: Coconino, Gila, La Paz, Maricopa & Mohave.

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

  • Yavapai County     (The home county of Oro Belle)
    • Bradshaw City [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradshaw City
      • Bradshaw City [Yavapai County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Oro Belle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradshaw City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Crown King [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown King
      • Crown King [Yavapai County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Oro Belle
      • Crown King has also been known as:
      • Crowned King
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown King
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crown King<4>
    • Fort Misery [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Misery
      • Fort Misery [Yavapai County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Oro Belle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Misery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Shelley [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelley
      • Shelley [Yavapai County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Oro Belle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Minnehaha Flats [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnehaha Flats
      • Minnehaha Flats [Yavapai County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Oro Belle
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Minnehaha Flats. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Minnehaha [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnehaha
      • Minnehaha [Yavapai County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Oro Belle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minnehaha have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Middleton [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleton
      • Middleton [Yavapai County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Oro Belle
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Middleton. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Humbug [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humbug
      • Humbug [Yavapai County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Oro Belle
    • Cleator [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleator
      • Cleator [Yavapai County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Oro Belle
    • Columbia [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Yavapai County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Oro Belle
    • Copperopolis [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copperopolis
      • Copperopolis [Yavapai County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Oro Belle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copperopolis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tip Top [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tip Top
      • Tip Top [Yavapai County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Oro Belle
    • Bumble Bee [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bumble Bee
      • Bumble Bee [Yavapai County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Oro Belle
      • Former name for Bumble Bee:
      • Snyder's Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bumble Bee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bumble Bee<4>
  • Maricopa County
    • New River [Maricopa County]
    • Anthem [Maricopa County]
    • Wickenburg [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wickenburg
      • Wickenburg [Maricopa County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Oro Belle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,092 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wickenburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wickenburg<4>
    • Morristown [Maricopa County]
    • Circle City [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Circle City
      • Circle City [Maricopa County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Oro Belle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Circle City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Circle City
    • Wittmann [Maricopa County]
    • Cave Creek [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Creek
      • Cave Creek [Maricopa County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Oro Belle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,838 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cave Creek<4>
    • Carefree [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carefree
      • Carefree [Maricopa County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Oro Belle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,927 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carefree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carefree<4>
    • Sun City West [Maricopa County]
    • Surprise [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surprise
      • Surprise [Maricopa County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the south of Oro Belle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 141,664 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surprise<4>
    • El Mirage [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Mirage
      • El Mirage [Maricopa County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the south of Oro Belle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 35,753 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Mirage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for El Mirage<4>
    • Sun City [Maricopa County]
    • Youngtown [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngtown
      • Youngtown [Maricopa County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the south of Oro Belle
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,859 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youngtown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Youngtown<4>

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

Newspapers Published in Oro Belle ...

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 110 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oro Belle.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Oro Belle, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Oro Belle.

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 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 Oro Belle:

  • 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 Oro Belle ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oro Belle.

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 Oro Belle covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Bradshaw City Cemetery
  • Kentucks Gravesite
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kentucks Gravesite
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kentucks Gravesite have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kentucks Gravesite
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #57047<6>
  • Crown King Cemetery
  • Shelley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shelley Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Shelley Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelley Cemetery
  • Minnehaha Flats Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Minnehaha Flats Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Minnehaha Flats Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minnehaha Flats Cemetery
  • Copperopolis Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Columbia Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Columbia Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Columbia Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Columbia Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Oro Belle.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia Cemetery
    • Champie Mill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Champie Mill Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Champie Mill Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Champie Mill Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Oro Belle.
      • Champie Mill Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Allen's Mill Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Champie Mill Cemetery
    • Champie Ranch Cemetery
    • Constellation Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Constellation Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Constellation Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Constellation Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Oro Belle.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Constellation Cemetery
    • Black Canyon City Municipal Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Black Canyon City Municipal Memorial Park
      • The Black Canyon City Municipal Memorial Park is located less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Black Canyon City.Black Canyon City Municipal Memorial Park lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Oro Belle.
      • Black Canyon City Municipal Memorial Park has also been known as:
      • Black Canyon City Memorial Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Canyon City Municipal Memorial Park
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2155904<6>
    • Walnut Grove Cemetery
    • Palace Station Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Palace Station Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Palace Station Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Palace Station Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Oro Belle.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palace Station Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2330138<6>
    • Gillett Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gillett Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Gillett Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Gillett Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Oro Belle.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillett Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2510175<6>
    • Mayer 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.

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

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

  • Crown King [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown King
    • Crown King [Yavapai County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Oro Belle
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Crown King had a post office and no railroad service
    • Crown King has also been known as:
    • Crowned King
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown King
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crown King<4>
  • Briggs [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Briggs
    • Briggs [Yavapai County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Oro Belle
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Briggs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Briggs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briggs
  • Tip Top [Yavapai County] - Historic
    • While Tip Top was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tip Top
    • Tip Top [Yavapai County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Oro Belle
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tip Top had a post office and no railroad service
  • Bumble Bee [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bumble Bee
    • Bumble Bee [Yavapai County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Oro Belle
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bumble Bee had a post office and no railroad service
    • Former name for Bumble Bee:
    • Snyder's Station
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bumble Bee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bumble Bee<4>
  • Cordes [Yavapai County] - Historic
    • While Cordes was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordes
    • Cordes [Yavapai County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Oro Belle
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cordes had a post office and no railroad service
  • Walnut Grove [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
    • Walnut Grove [Yavapai County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Oro Belle
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove
  • Continue List ...
    • Mayer [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayer
      • Mayer [Yavapai County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the north of Oro Belle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mayer had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayer<4>
    • Walker [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walker
      • Walker [Yavapai County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the north of Oro Belle
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Walker had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker
    • Howells [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • While Howells was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howells
      • Howells [Yavapai County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the north of Oro Belle
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Howells had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Howells. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Stanton [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • While Stanton was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanton
      • Stanton [Yavapai County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the west of Oro Belle
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Stanton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wickenburg [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wickenburg
      • Wickenburg [Maricopa County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Oro Belle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 49 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,092 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wickenburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wickenburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wickenburg<4>
    • Prescott [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prescott
      • Prescott [Yavapai County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the north of Oro Belle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,759 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 44,299 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Prescott had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prescott
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prescott<4>
    • Fort Whipple [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Whipple
      • Fort Whipple [Yavapai County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the north of Oro Belle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 45 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Whipple had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Whipple have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Whipple
    • Whipple [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whipple
      • Whipple [Yavapai County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the north of Oro Belle
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Whipple had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whipple have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whipple
    • Congress [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Congress
      • Congress [Yavapai County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Oro Belle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 242 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Congress had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Congress
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Congress<4>

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

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The official website for Yavapai County: www.co.yavapai.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 Oro Belle, 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- Oro Belle) 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 Oro Belle. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oro Belle

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oro Belle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1711, Longitude: -112.3476    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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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