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So far, we have found very little information about Algodon. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Algodon to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Algodon, please Contact Us.

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 Algodon (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Algodon. 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.

Newspapers Published in Algodon ...

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 105 newspapers that have been published in the area around Algodon.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Algodon, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Algodon.

Cemeteries Near Algodon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Algodon.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Wheatland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Nicolaus Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sierra View Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Sheridan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Yuba City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  NNW St. Joseph's Catholic Historical Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Camp Far West Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lofton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  N Marysville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Marysville Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     


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.

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

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

Marcuse - Historic   [Map]
 - While Marcuse was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Algodon
 - Marcuse had a post office and no railroad service
Nicolas   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Algodon
 - 1895 population of 309 people
 - Nicolas had a post office and no railroad service
Wheatland   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Algodon
 - 1895 population of 630 people (with 3,842 people in 2017)
 - Wheatland had a post office and railroad service
Sheridan   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Algodon
 - 1895 population of 213 people
 - Sheridan had a post office and railroad service
Binney Junction   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Algodon
 - Binney Junction had railroad service and no post office
Marysville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Algodon
 - 1895 population of 3,991 people (with 12,413 people in 2017)
 - Marysville had a post office and railroad service
Pleasant Grove   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Algodon
 - 1895 population of 139 people
 - Pleasant Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Yuba City   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Algodon
 - 1895 population of 562 people (with 66,860 people in 2017)
 - Yuba City had a post office and railroad service
Lincoln   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Algodon
 - 1895 population of 961 people (with 47,674 people in 2017)
 - Lincoln had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Algodon. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Algodon in the 1890's.

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.

Although our information shows that the community of Algodon is historic, it would have been located within present day Yuba County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Yuba County: Butte, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra & Sutter.

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

Yuba     (The home county for Algodon)
      Plumas Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Ostrom - Historic   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Wheatland   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Olivehurst   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Alicia   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Linda   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Binney Junction   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Marysville   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dantoni   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Browns Valley   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Smartville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Timbuctoo - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Honcut   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Robinsons Corner   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gridley   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      East Biggs   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bigg's   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Palermo   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      South Oroville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oroville Junction   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oroville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Richvale   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Robinson Mill   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grimes   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      College City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harrington   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Colusa   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Colusa Rancheria   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Williams   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Maxwell   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
El Dorado
      Pilot Hill   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lakeridge Oaks   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Marina Village   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Summit Village   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waterford Village   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crown Village   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Equestrian Village   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Franciscan Village   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oak Tree Village   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Winterhaven Village   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      El Dorado Hills   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Governors Village   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Afton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Butte City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Penn Valley   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lake Wildwood   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lake of the Pines   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rough and Ready   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alta Sierra   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Newtown   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      The Oaks   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grass Valley   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Birchville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedar Ridge   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sheridan   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Whitney - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Riego   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Virginiatown   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Rocklin   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Roseville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Loomis   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Penryn   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Newcastle   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elverta   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rio Linda   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Antelope   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sabre City   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      North Highlands   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Foothill Farms   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Citrus Heights   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ben Ali   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Town and Country Village   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fair Oaks   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Orangevale   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Carmichael   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Santa Cruz
      Live Oak   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dixon   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rio Oso   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Nicolas   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Nicolaus   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bogue   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      South Yuba City   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Yuba City   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Robbins   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tierra Buena   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sutter   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Live Oak   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Meridian   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Knights Landing   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Yolo   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Zamora   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dunnigan   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hershey   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Broderick   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bryte   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Sacramento   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      El Macero   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Davis   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

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, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Algodon:

These websites are specific to California:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the California State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of California to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Yuba County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Butte County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colusa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
El Dorado County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Glenn County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nevada County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Placer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sacramento County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Santa Cruz County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Solano County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sutter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Yolo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of California,     of Yuba County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for California     Cemetery Wiki for California
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of California,     of Yuba County

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.

Disaster Stories from California

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in California

About Yuba County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Yuba County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Algodon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Algodon. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Algodon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Algodon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9902, Longitude: -121.5430     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Algodon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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