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Our Genealogy Helper for Toltec (aka 'Toltec City') ...

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 Toltec (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 Toltec. 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 Toltec ...

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 or people who just guessed at the name.

Toltec has also been known as:

  • Toltec City

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 and doctors 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.

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

  • Pinal County     (The home county of Toltec)
    • Eloy [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eloy
      • Eloy [Pinal County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Toltec
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,625 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eloy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eloy<2>
    • Arizona City [Pinal County]
    • Eleven Mile Corner [Pinal County]
    • La Palma [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Palma
      • La Palma [Pinal County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Toltec
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Palma
    • Picacho [Pinal County]
    • Randolph [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph [Pinal County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Toltec
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
    • Casa Grande [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casa Grande
      • Casa Grande [Pinal County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Toltec
      • Estimated population in 2019: 58,632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casa Grande
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Casa Grande<2>
    • Chuichu [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chuichu
      • Chuichu [Pinal County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Toltec
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chuichu
    • Coolidge [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coolidge
      • Coolidge [Pinal County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Toltec
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coolidge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coolidge<2>
    • Blackwater [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackwater
      • Blackwater [Pinal County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Toltec
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackwater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackwater
    • Valley Farms [Pinal County]
    • Adamsville [Pinal County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adamsville
      • Adamsville [Pinal County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Toltec
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adamsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Maricopa County
    • Chandler Heights [Maricopa County]
    • Sanokai Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanokai Village
      • Sanokai Village [Maricopa County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Toltec
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sanokai Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanokai Village
    • Queen Creek [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queen Creek
      • Queen Creek [Maricopa County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Toltec
      • Estimated population in 2019: 50,890 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queen Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Queen Creek<2>
    • Sun Lakes [Maricopa County]
    • Higley [Maricopa County]
    • Chandler [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chandler
      • Chandler [Maricopa County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Toltec
      • Estimated population in 2019: 261,165 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chandler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chandler<2>
    • Sonora [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sonora
      • Sonora [Maricopa County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Toltec
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sonora have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sonora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sonora<2>
    • Gilbert [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
      • Gilbert [Maricopa County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Toltec
      • Estimated population in 2019: 254,114 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<2>
  • Pima County
    • Avra Valley [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avra Valley
      • Avra Valley [Pima County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Toltec
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avra Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avra Valley
    • Marana [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marana
      • Marana [Pima County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Toltec
      • Estimated population in 2019: 49,030 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marana<2>
    • Rillito [Pima County]

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

Newspapers Published in Toltec ...

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 90 newspapers that have been published in the area around Toltec.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Toltec, 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 Toltec.

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 Toltec:

  • 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 Toltec ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Toltec.

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

  • Desert Rose Memorial Cemetery
  • Eloy Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eloy Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eloy Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Eloy Memorial Park lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Toltec.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eloy Memorial Park
  • Mountain View Cemetery
  • Chuichu North Cemetery
  • Chuichu South Cemetery
  • Valley Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Valley Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Valley Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Valley Memorial Park lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Toltec.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Memorial Park
  • Continue List ...
    • Blackwater Cemetery
    • Cockleburr Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cockleburr Cemetery
      • Cockleburr Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Toltec.
      • Cockleburr Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Cuckelburr Cemetery
      • Cuckleburr Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cockleburr Cemetery
    • Florence Cemetery
    • Adamsville Cemetery
    • East Sacaton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the East Sacaton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the East Sacaton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • East Sacaton Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Toltec.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Sacaton Cemetery
    • Sacaton 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 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Toltec.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sasco Cemetery
    • Butte View Cemetery
    • C.H. Cook Memorial Church 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.<5>

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

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

  • Toltec [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toltec
    • Toltec [Pinal County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Toltec
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Toltec had railroad service and no post office
    • Toltec has also been known as:
    • Toltec City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toltec
  • Picacho [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Picacho
    • Picacho [Pinal County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Toltec
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Picacho had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Picacho
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Picacho<2>
  • Casa Grande [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casa Grande
    • Casa Grande [Pinal County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Toltec
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 328 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 58,632 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Casa Grande had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casa Grande
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Casa Grande<2>
  • Sacaton [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sacaton
    • Sacaton [Pinal County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Toltec
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sacaton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacaton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sacaton<2>
  • Florence [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence [Pinal County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Toltec
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,486 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 27,422 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Florence had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<2>
  • Red Rock [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Rock
    • Red Rock [Pinal County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Toltec
    • 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>
  • Sweetwater [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetwater
    • Sweetwater [Pinal County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Toltec
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sweetwater had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetwater

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Toltec ...

While our initial data about Toltec came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Toltec 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 Toltec.

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 Toltec:
Services available at that time (1895): had a Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Toltec. 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 from Point A (ie- Toltec) 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 Toltec. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Toltec

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Toltec. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7922, Longitude: -111.6152    
<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 Toltec, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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