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The purpose of this page is to identify those communities that are closest to Havasu Lake, on a County-by-County basis. To explain further, let's use the example from the Genealogy Helper Page for Havasu Lake:

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small community 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.

When doing our research, we make it a practice to expand our search by looking in neighboring counties in addition to 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 checked the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Havasu Lake and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<1>

If you're researching your genealogy, we hope that the following following information helps.

Havasu Lake is located in San Bernardino County.

The following 8 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of San Bernardino County: La Paz (AZ), Mohave (AZ), Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside & Clark (NV).

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 51 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Havasu Lake. Of these communities, 30 are located in counties other than San Bernardino County.

We usually exclude communities when we still need to verify their location,<2> but for the purpose of this page, we have included the unverified ('unver') and historic ('hist') communities.

After starting with the home county for Havasu Lake (which is San Bernardino County), we list the counties in alphabetical order and for each of those counties, the closest communities are listed in order of their distance from Havasu Lake. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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La Paz County (AZ)  
Mohave County (AZ)  

San Bernardino County     (The county where Havasu Lake resides)
County Website:
County Seat for San Bernardino:   San Bernardino
Genealogy Websites:
State of California       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Bernardino County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Havasu Palms     [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Tin Shack (Hist)     [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Black Meadow Landing (Unver)     [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Parker Dam     [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Cross Roads (Unver)     [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Parker Junction     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bluewater     [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Earp     [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Vidal Junction (Unver)     [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Big River     [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Calzona (Unver)     [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Vidal     [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Needles     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Java (Unver)     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Klinefelter (Unver)     [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Rice (Hist)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Ibis (Unver)     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Freda (Unver)     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Arrowhead Junction (Unver)     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Sablon (Unver)     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bannock (Unver)     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

La Paz County (AZ)
County Website:
County Seat for La Paz:   Parker (AZ)
Genealogy Websites:
State of Arizona       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
La Paz County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Parker Strip (AZ)     [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Bluewater (AZ)     [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
Cienega Springs (AZ)     [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
Parker (AZ)     [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Planet (AZ) (Hist)     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Poston (AZ)     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Swansea (AZ) (Hist)     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

Mohave County (AZ)
County Website:
County Seat for Mohave:   Kingman (AZ)
Genealogy Websites:
State of Arizona       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mohave County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lake Havasu City (AZ)     [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Jops Landing (AZ) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Desert Hills (AZ)     [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
Topock (AZ)     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Powell (AZ) (Unver)     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Catfish Paradise (AZ) (Unver)     [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
Franconia (AZ)     [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Fivemile Landing (AZ) (Unver)     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Larneds Landing (AZ) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
Haviland (AZ) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Arizona Village (AZ)     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Yucca (AZ)     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Willow Valley (AZ)     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mohave Valley (AZ)     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Mojave Ranch Estates (AZ)     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Mesquite Creek (AZ)     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Athos (AZ) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Oldtrails (AZ) (Hist)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Oatman (AZ)     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Fort Mohave (AZ)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hardyville (AZ) (Hist)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Mojave City (AZ)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Cedar (AZ)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Havasu Lake. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Havasu Lake) 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 Havasu Lake. 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 Havasu Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Havasu Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4832, Longitude: -114.4126     [Map].

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<2>Our data comes from many sources and some sources are more dependable than others. When we add communities to our Gazetteer, we try to verify that we have the correct location for the community. We mark a community as 'Unverified' when we aren't confident about our data and want to do further checking.

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 larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now.

Since our Gazetteer contains over 100,000 communities, verifying everything is going to take time. If you find an error or can help us to improve our accuracy, please let us know.

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