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Introduction ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Poland 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 Poland 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.

Name Variations for Poland Junction ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Poland Junction: Poland Jct. (or less commonly used: Poland 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Poland Junction is located in 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 Poland Junction. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Poland Junction:

  • Yavapai County     (The home county of Poland Junction)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Poland Junction, with the one closest to Poland Junction listed first.
    • McCabe ‑ Historic
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for McCabe. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCabe
      • McCabe is located in Yavapai County
    • Humboldt
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Dewey - Humboldt
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey - Humboldt
      • Dewey - Humboldt is located in Yavapai County
      • Estimated population in 2015: 3,988 people
    • Mayer
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Dewey
      (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Stoddard ‑ Historic
      (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Stoddard. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoddard
      • Stoddard is located in Yavapai County
    • Howells ‑ Historic
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
      • 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.<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howells
      • Howells is located in Yavapai County
    • Walker
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walker
      • Walker is located in Yavapai County
    • Spring Valley
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Palace Station ‑ Historic
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Palace Station. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<1>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palace Station
      • Palace Station is located in Yavapai County
    • Oak Knoll Village
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Knoll Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Knoll Village
      • Oak Knoll Village is located in Yavapai County
    • Cordes Junction
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordes Junction
      • Cordes Junction is located in Yavapai County
    • Cordes ‑ Historic
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordes
      • Cordes is located in Yavapai County

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

Newspapers Published in Poland 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 108 newspapers that have been published in the area around Poland Junction.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Poland Junction, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<4>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Poland Junction.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Poland Junction:

  • Genealogy information for nearby counties

Cemeteries Near Poland Junction ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Poland 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 Poland Junction covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

The following cemeteries are listed based on their distance from Poland Junction, with the one closest to Poland Junction listed first.

  • Masse Ranch Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the southeast)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Masse Ranch Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Masse Ranch Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2401365 <5>
  • McCabe Cemetery
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the McCabe Cemetery is located 2 miles [3.2 km]<4> to the east of Humboldt.
    • The McCabe Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Miner's Union Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McCabe Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2437019 <5>
  • Mayer Cemetery
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
  • Humboldt Cemetery
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
  • Henderson Cemetery
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
  • Howells Cemetery
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Howells Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Howells Cemetery
  • Heritage Memorial Park
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
  • Palace Station Cemetery
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • 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.<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Palace Station Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2330138 <5>
  • Angeline Hoagland Gravesite
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Prescott National Cemetery
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Memorial Park
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memorial Park
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #57064 <5>
  • Citizens Cemetery
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Continue List   (40 more) ...
    • IOOF Cemetery
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Boblett Cemetery
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Boblett Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Boblett Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2299791 <5>
    • Aztlan Lodge Masonic Cemetery
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)

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 Poland Junction in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Poland Junction.

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

  • Mayer
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Stoddard ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Stoddard. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoddard
    • Stoddard is located in Yavapai County
  • Howells ‑ Historic
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • 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.<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howells
    • Howells is located in Yavapai County
  • Walker
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walker
    • Walker is located in Yavapai County
  • Cordes ‑ Historic
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordes
    • Cordes is located in Yavapai County
  • Whipple
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Whipple
    • Whipple is located in Yavapai County
  • Fort Whipple
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Fort Whipple
    • Fort Whipple is located in Yavapai County
  • Prescott
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Big Bug ‑ Historic
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Big Bug. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<1>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Bug
    • Big Bug is located in Yavapai County
  • Cherry
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Crown King
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Bumble Bee
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Walnut Grove
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove is located in Yavapai County
    • Jerome
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the north)
    • Chino Valley
      (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)

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

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

The official website for Yavapai County: www.co.yavapai.az.us/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>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- Poland Junction) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Poland Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4524, Longitude: -112.2652    
<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 Poland Junction, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.









 

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