Gazetteers list geographical names such as towns, settlements, villages, districts, rivers, and mountains. They identify these locations and sometimes, give historical and biographical information concerning early residents.
Several helpful gazetteers of Arizona have been published. Some of the most useful are:
- Will C. Barnes' Arizona Place Names. Revised and enlarged by Byrd H. Granger. Tucson, Arizona: University of Arizona Press, 1982. ( Family History Library book 979.1 E2b.)
- Walker, Henry P. and Don Bufkin. Historical Atlas of Arizona. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1979. ( Family History Library book 979.1 E7w.)
- Sherman, James E., and Barbara H. Sherman. Ghost Towns of Arizona. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1969. ( Family History Library book 979.1 H2sj.)
Family History Library Collection
Gazetteers can be found on state, county and local levels. Links to county pages appear below.
Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Also find Arizona Gazetteer resources available at other libraries (WorldCat). Explore how to search WorldCat and the FHLC.