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Our Genealogy Helper for Vernon ...

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 Vernon (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 Vernon. 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.

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 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.

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

  • Apache County     (The home county of Vernon)
    • McNary [Apache County]
    • Concho [Apache County]
    • Northwoods [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northwoods
      • Northwoods [Apache County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Vernon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwoods
    • Greer [Apache County]
    • Springerville [Apache County]
    • Saint Johns [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Johns
      • Saint Johns [Apache County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,512 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Johns
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Johns<2>
    • Eagar [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagar
      • Eagar [Apache County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,941 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagar<2>
    • Nutrioso [Apache County]
  • Navajo County
    • Pinetop [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinetop
      • Pinetop [Navajo County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Vernon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinetop have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinetop
    • Lakeside [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeside
      • Lakeside [Navajo County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Vernon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeside
    • Pinetop-Lakeside [Navajo County]
    • White Mountain Lake [Navajo County]
    • White Mountain Lakes Estates [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Mountain Lakes Estates
      • White Mountain Lakes Estates [Navajo County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Vernon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Mountain Lakes Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Mountain Lakes Estates
    • Show Low [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Show Low
      • Show Low [Navajo County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,442 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Show Low
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Show Low<2>
    • Linden [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linden
      • Linden [Navajo County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Vernon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linden
    • Taylor [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Navajo County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,321 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<2>
    • Snowflake [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snowflake
      • Snowflake [Navajo County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Vernon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,995 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snowflake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snowflake<2>
    • Pinedale [Navajo County]
    • Whiteriver [Navajo County]
    • Clay Springs [Navajo County]

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

Newspapers Published in Vernon ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Vernon.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Vernon, there are papers which were published within 32 miles [51.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Vernon.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 Vernon:

  • 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 Vernon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Vernon.

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

  • Vernon Cemetery
  • Erastus Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Erastus Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Erastus Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Erastus Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Vernon.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erastus Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2251055<4>
  • Phipps Gravesite
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Phipps Gravesite
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Phipps Gravesite. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Phipps Gravesite lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Vernon.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phipps Gravesite
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2297072<4>
  • Lakeside Cemetery
  • Show Low Cemetery
  • Adair Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Becker Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Becker Family Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Becker Family Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Becker Family Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Vernon.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Becker Family Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2216549<4>
    • Eagar Cemetery
    • Shumway Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shumway Pioneer Cemetery
      • The Shumway Pioneer Cemetery is located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Taylor.More accurately, Shumway Pioneer Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Vernon.
      • Shumway Pioneer Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Shumway Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shumway Pioneer Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #57119<4>
    • Burk Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Burk Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Burk Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Burk Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Vernon.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burk Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2216553<4>
    • St. Johns Cemetery
    • Chief Alchesay Baha Gravesite
    • Burton Cemetery
    • Frost Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Frost Family Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Frost Family Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Frost Family Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Vernon.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frost Family Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2292427<4>
    • St. Johns Catholic 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.<6>

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

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

  • Concho [Apache County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concho
    • Concho [Apache County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Vernon
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Concho had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concho
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Concho<2>
  • Springerville [Apache County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springerville
    • Springerville [Apache County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Vernon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 443 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,978 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Springerville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springerville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springerville<2>
  • Saint Johns [Apache County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Johns
    • Saint Johns [Apache County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Vernon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 482 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,512 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Johns had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Johns
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Johns<2>
  • Snowflake [Navajo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snowflake
    • Snowflake [Navajo County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Vernon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 324 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,995 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Snowflake had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snowflake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snowflake<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Apache County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Vernon. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Vernon) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Vernon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vernon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vernon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2551, Longitude: -109.6931    
<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>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>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 Vernon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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