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Our Genealogy Helper for Halchita ...

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 Halchita (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 Halchita. 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.

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 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.

Halchita is located in San Juan County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of San Juan County: Apache (AZ), Coconino (AZ), Navajo (AZ), Dolores (CO), Montezuma (CO), Montrose (CO), San Miguel (CO), San Juan (NM), Emery, Garfield, Grand, Kane & Wayne.

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

  • San Juan County     (The home county of 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 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Halchita
      • 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
    • Bluff Fort [San Juan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff Fort
      • Bluff Fort [San Juan County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Halchita
    • Bluff [San Juan County]
    • Oljato-Monument Valley [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oljato-Monument Valley
      • Oljato-Monument Valley [San Juan County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Halchita
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oljato-Monument Valley
    • Oljato [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oljato
      • Oljato [San Juan County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Halchita
      • Oljato has also been known as:
      • Moonlight
      • Oljato Trading Post
      • Olje
      • Oljeto Trading Post
      • Oljeto
      • Oljetoh Trading Post
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oljato
    • Piute Farms [San Juan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piute Farms
      • Piute Farms [San Juan County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Halchita
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Piute Farms. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Montezuma Creek [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montezuma Creek
      • Montezuma Creek [San Juan County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Halchita
      • 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 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Halchita
      • Former names for Aneth:
      • Anseth
      • Holy Oak
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aneth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aneth<2>
  • Apache County (AZ)
    • Tes Nez Iah [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tes Nez Iah
      • Tes Nez Iah [Apache County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Halchita
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tes Nez Iah
    • Dennehotso [Apache County]
    • Red Mesa [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Mesa
      • Red Mesa [Apache County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Halchita
      • 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
    • Rock Point [Apache County]
  • Navajo County (AZ)
    • Oljato-Monument Valley [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oljato-Monument Valley
      • Oljato-Monument Valley [Navajo County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Halchita
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oljato-Monument Valley
    • Baby Rocks [Navajo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baby Rocks
      • Baby Rocks [Navajo County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Halchita
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baby Rocks
    • Kayenta [Navajo County]

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

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 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 Halchita:

  • 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 Halchita ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Halchita.

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

  • Bluff [San Juan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff
    • Bluff [San Juan County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Halchita
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluff<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Utah

About San Juan County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Halchita) 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 Halchita. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Halchita

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Halchita. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1252, Longitude: -109.8874    
<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>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 Halchita, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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