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Our Genealogy Helper for Sand Springs ...

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 Sand Springs (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 Sand Springs. 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 Sand Springs ...

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 Sand Springs: Sand Spgs. (or less commonly used: Sand Spngs. or Sand Sprngs.)

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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Sand Springs is located in Apache 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 Apache County: Graham, Greenlee, Navajo, Montezuma (CO), Catron (NM), Cibola (NM), McKinley (NM), San Juan (NM) & San Juan (UT).

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

  • Apache County     (The home county of Sand Springs)
    • Tes Nez Iah [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tes Nez Iah
      • Tes Nez Iah [Apache County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Sand Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tes Nez Iah
    • Dennehotso [Apache County]
    • Rock Point [Apache County]
    • Totacon [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Totacon
      • Totacon [Apache County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Sand Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Totacon
    • Red Mesa [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Mesa
      • Red Mesa [Apache County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Mesa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Mesa
    • Round Rock [Apache County]
    • Many Farms [Apache County]
    • Teec Nos Pos [Apache County]
    • Lukachukai [Apache County]
  • Navajo County
    • 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 west of Sand Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baby Rocks
    • Oljato-Monument Valley [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oljato-Monument Valley
      • Oljato-Monument Valley [Navajo County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Sand Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oljato-Monument Valley
    • Chilchinbito [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chilchinbito
      • Chilchinbito [Navajo County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Sand Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilchinbito
    • Kayenta [Navajo County]
  • San Juan County (UT)
    • Halchita [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halchita
      • Halchita [San Juan County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Sand Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halchita
    • Mexican Hat [San Juan County]
    • Tselakai Dezza [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tselakai Dezza
      • Tselakai Dezza [San Juan County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Sand Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tselakai Dezza have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tselakai Dezza
    • White Mesa Village [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Mesa Village
      • White Mesa Village [San Juan County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Mesa Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Mesa Village
    • Bluff [San Juan County]
    • Montezuma Creek [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montezuma Creek
      • Montezuma Creek [San Juan County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Springs
      • Montezuma Creek has also been known as:
      • Montezuma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montezuma Creek<2>
    • Aneth [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aneth
      • Aneth [San Juan County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Springs
      • Former names for Aneth:
      • Anseth
      • Holy Oak
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aneth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aneth<2>

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

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 Sand Springs:

  • 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 Sand Springs ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sand Springs.

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 Sand Springs 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 Sand Springs. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sand Springs.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arizona

About Apache County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Apache County: www.co.apache.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sand Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sand Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8394, Longitude: -109.7023       In this case, the coordinates for Sand Springs 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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