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Our Genealogy Helper for Arriola ...

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 Arriola (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 Arriola. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Arriola is located in Montezuma County.

To see how the shape of Colorado's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Montezuma County: Apache (AZ), Dolores, La Plata, San Juan, San Juan (NM) & San Juan (UT).

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

  • Montezuma County     (The home county of Arriola)
    • Lewis [Montezuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis
      • Lewis [Montezuma County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Arriola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewis<3>
    • Yellow Jacket [Montezuma County]
    • Cortez [Montezuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cortez
      • Cortez [Montezuma County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Arriola
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,734 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cortez have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cortez
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cortez<3>
    • Dolores [Montezuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dolores
      • Dolores [Montezuma County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Arriola
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 964 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dolores
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dolores<3>
    • McPhee [Montezuma County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McPhee
      • McPhee [Montezuma County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Arriola
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for McPhee. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Ackmen [Montezuma County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ackmen
      • Ackmen [Montezuma County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Arriola
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Ackmen. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Pleasant View [Montezuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Montezuma County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Arriola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant View<3>
    • Towaoc [Montezuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Towaoc
      • Towaoc [Montezuma County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Arriola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Towaoc have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Towaoc
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Towaoc<3>
    • Mancos [Montezuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mancos
      • Mancos [Montezuma County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Arriola
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,398 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mancos have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mancos
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mancos<3>
  • Dolores County
    • Cahone [Dolores County]
    • Dove Creek [Dolores County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dove Creek
      • Dove Creek [Dolores County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Arriola
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 715 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dove Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dove Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dove Creek<3>
    • Rico [Dolores County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rico
      • Rico [Dolores County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Arriola
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 262 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rico have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rico
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rico<3>
  • La Plata County
    • Hesperus [La Plata County]
    • Marvel [La Plata County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marvel
      • Marvel [La Plata County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Arriola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marvel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marvel<3>
  • San Miguel County
  • San Juan County (UT)
    • Aneth [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aneth
      • Aneth [San Juan County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Arriola
      • Former names for Aneth:
      • Anseth
      • Holy Oak
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aneth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aneth<3>
    • Ucolo [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ucolo
      • Ucolo [San Juan County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Arriola
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ucolo
    • Montezuma Creek [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montezuma Creek
      • Montezuma Creek [San Juan County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Arriola
      • 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<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Arriola ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Arriola.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Arriola, there are papers which were published within 37 miles [59.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Arriola.

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 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 Arriola:

  • 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 Colorado
    • Stories from Utah

Cemeteries Near Arriola ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Arriola.

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

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

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

  • Cortez [Montezuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cortez
    • Cortez [Montezuma County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Arriola
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 332 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,734 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cortez had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cortez have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cortez
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cortez<3>
  • Dolores [Montezuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dolores
    • Dolores [Montezuma County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Arriola
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 964 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dolores had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dolores
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dolores<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Arriola ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Place Names in Colorado: Why 700 Communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin
Written by: Dawson, John Frank
J.F. Dawson Publishing Company, 1954
(Document found on Google Books)

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

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About Montezuma County

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

The official website for Montezuma County: www.co.montezuma.co.us/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.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 from Point A (ie- Arriola) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arriola. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4425, Longitude: -108.6462       In this case, the coordinates for Arriola have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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 Arriola, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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