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Our Genealogy Helper for Allen ...

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 Allen (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 Allen. 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Allen is located in Amador County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Amador County: Alpine, Calaveras, El Dorado, Sacramento & San Joaquin.

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

  • Amador County     (The home county of Allen)
    • Kit Carson [Amador County]
    • Pioneer [Amador County]
    • Volcano [Amador County]
    • Pine Grove [Amador County]
    • River Pines [Amador County]
    • Fiddletown [Amador County]
    • Jackson [Amador County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Amador County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Allen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,973 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<2>
    • Martell [Amador County]
    • Sutter Creek [Amador County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutter Creek
      • Sutter Creek [Amador County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Allen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,688 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutter Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sutter Creek<2>
    • Amador City [Amador County]
    • Plymouth [Amador County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
      • Plymouth [Amador County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Allen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,043 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<2>
  • Alpine County
    • Kirkwood [Alpine County]
    • Bear Valley [Alpine County]
    • Lake Alpine [Alpine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Alpine
      • Lake Alpine [Alpine County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Allen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Alpine
    • Sorensens [Alpine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sorensens
      • Sorensens [Alpine County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Allen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sorensens
    • Marklee Village [Alpine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marklee Village
      • Marklee Village [Alpine County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Allen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marklee Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marklee Village
    • Markleeville [Alpine County]
    • Alpine Village [Alpine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine Village
      • Alpine Village [Alpine County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Allen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpine Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine Village
    • Mesa Vista [Alpine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesa Vista
      • Mesa Vista [Alpine County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Allen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesa Vista
    • Loope [Alpine County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loope
      • Loope [Alpine County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Allen
    • Paynesville [Alpine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paynesville
      • Paynesville [Alpine County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Allen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paynesville
  • Calaveras County
    • Big Meadow [Calaveras County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Meadow
      • Big Meadow [Calaveras County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Allen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Meadow
    • Big Trees Village [Calaveras County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Trees Village
      • Big Trees Village [Calaveras County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Allen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Trees Village
    • Dorrington [Calaveras County]
    • Camp Connell [Calaveras County]
    • Big Trees [Calaveras County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Trees
      • Big Trees [Calaveras County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Allen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Trees
    • West Point [Calaveras County]
    • Wilseyville [Calaveras County]
    • Arnold [Calaveras County]
    • Pinebrook [Calaveras County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinebrook
      • Pinebrook [Calaveras County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Allen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinebrook
    • Sandy Gulch [Calaveras County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Gulch
      • Sandy Gulch [Calaveras County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Allen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Gulch
    • Fly-In Acres [Calaveras County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fly-In Acres
      • Fly-In Acres [Calaveras County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Allen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fly-In Acres
    • Lakemont Pines [Calaveras County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakemont Pines
      • Lakemont Pines [Calaveras County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Allen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakemont Pines
  • El Dorado County
    • Strawberry [El Dorado County]
    • Phillips [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phillips
      • Phillips [El Dorado County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Allen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phillips have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phillips
    • Twin Bridges [El Dorado County]
    • Kyburz [El Dorado County]
    • Echo Lake [El Dorado County]
    • Fallen Leaf [El Dorado County]
    • White Hall [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Hall
      • White Hall [El Dorado County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Allen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Hall
    • Tallac Village [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallac Village
      • Tallac Village [El Dorado County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Allen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tallac Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallac Village
    • Riverton [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
      • Riverton [El Dorado County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Allen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
    • Grizzly Flatx [El Dorado County]
    • Al Tahoe [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Al Tahoe
      • Al Tahoe [El Dorado County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Allen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Al Tahoe
    • Pacific [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pacific
      • Pacific [El Dorado County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Allen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pacific have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pacific
  • Mono County
  • Placer County
  • Tuolumne County
    • Dardanelle [Tuolumne County]
    • Pinecrest [Tuolumne County]
    • Strawberry [Tuolumne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strawberry
      • Strawberry [Tuolumne County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Allen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strawberry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strawberry
    • Cold Springs [Tuolumne County]
    • Long Barn [Tuolumne County]
    • Mi-Wuk Village [Tuolumne County]
    • Twain Harte [Tuolumne County]
  • Douglas County (NV)
    • Sheridan [Douglas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
      • Sheridan [Douglas County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Allen
    • Edgewood [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewood
      • Edgewood [Douglas County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Allen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewood
    • Stateline [Douglas County]
    • Tahoe Village [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tahoe Village
      • Tahoe Village [Douglas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Allen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tahoe Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tahoe Village
    • Centerville [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
      • Centerville [Douglas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Allen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
    • Mottsville [Douglas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mottsville
      • Mottsville [Douglas County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Allen
    • Zephyr Cove [Douglas County]
    • Gardnerville Ranchos [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardnerville Ranchos
      • Gardnerville Ranchos [Douglas County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Allen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gardnerville Ranchos have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardnerville Ranchos
    • Kingsbury [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsbury
      • Kingsbury [Douglas County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Allen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsbury have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsbury
    • Summit Village [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit Village
      • Summit Village [Douglas County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Allen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit Village
    • Kingsbury Village [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsbury Village
      • Kingsbury Village [Douglas County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Allen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsbury Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsbury Village
    • Gardnerville [Douglas County]
  • Lyon County (NV)

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

Newspapers Published in Allen ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Allen.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Allen, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Allen.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 Allen:

  • 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 California
    • Stories from Nevada

Cemeteries Near Allen ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Allen.

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

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

  • Markleeville [Alpine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Markleeville
    • Markleeville [Alpine County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Allen
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 149 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Markleeville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Markleeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Markleeville<2>
  • Woodfords [Alpine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodfords
    • Woodfords [Alpine County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Allen
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Woodfords had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodfords have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodfords
  • Bryants [El Dorado County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryants
    • Bryants [El Dorado County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Allen
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bryants had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryants have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryants
  • Tallac Village [El Dorado County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallac Village
    • Tallac Village [El Dorado County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Allen
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tallac Village had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tallac Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallac Village
  • Lake Valley [El Dorado County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Valley
    • Lake Valley [El Dorado County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Allen
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 59 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lake Valley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Valley
  • Grizzly Flatx [El Dorado County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grizzly Flatx
    • Grizzly Flatx [El Dorado County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Allen
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 49 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Grizzly Flatx had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grizzly Flatx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grizzly Flatx<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Emerald Bay [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerald Bay
      • Emerald Bay [El Dorado County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Allen
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Emerald Bay had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emerald Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerald Bay
    • Pacific [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pacific
      • Pacific [El Dorado County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Allen
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pacific had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pacific have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pacific
    • Sheridan [Douglas County] - Historic
      • While Sheridan was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
      • Sheridan [Douglas County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Allen
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sheridan had a post office and no railroad service
    • Bijou [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bijou
      • Bijou [El Dorado County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Allen
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bijou had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bijou have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bijou
    • Big Trees [Calaveras County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Trees
      • Big Trees [Calaveras County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Allen
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Big Trees had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Trees
    • Omo Ranch [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Omo Ranch
      • Omo Ranch [El Dorado County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Allen
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Omo Ranch had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Omo Ranch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omo Ranch
    • Hobart [Douglas County] - Historic
      • While Hobart was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobart
      • Hobart [Douglas County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Allen
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hobart had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobart have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • West Point [Calaveras County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
      • West Point [Calaveras County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Allen
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 266 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, West Point had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point<2>
    • Rail Road Flat [Calaveras County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rail Road Flat
      • Rail Road Flat [Calaveras County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Allen
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 77 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rail Road Flat had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rail Road Flat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rail Road Flat<2>

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

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About Amador County

About California

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

The official website for Amador County: www.co.amador.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.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 from Point A (ie- Allen) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6171, Longitude: -120.1107       In this case, the coordinates for Allen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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.
<5>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.
<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 Allen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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