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Our Genealogy Helper for Annette ...

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 Annette (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 Annette. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Annette is located in Kern 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 Kern County: Inyo, Kings, Los Angeles, Monterey, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare & Ventura.

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

  • Kern County     (The home county of Annette)
    • Kecks Corner [Kern County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kecks Corner
      • Kecks Corner [Kern County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Annette
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kecks Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kecks Corner
    • Lost Hills [Kern County]
    • McKittrick [Kern County]
  • Fresno County
    • Coalinga [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalinga
      • Coalinga [Fresno County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Annette
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coalinga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coalinga<3>
    • Huron [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huron
      • Huron [Fresno County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Annette
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huron<3>
  • Kings County
    • Avenal [Kings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avenal
      • Avenal [Kings County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Annette
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,362 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avenal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Avenal<3>
    • Kettleman City [Kings County]
    • Millham City [Kings County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millham City
      • Millham City [Kings County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Annette
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millham City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Monterey County
  • San Luis Obispo County
    • Cholame [San Luis Obispo County]
    • Shandon [San Luis Obispo County]
    • La Panza [San Luis Obispo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Panza
      • La Panza [San Luis Obispo County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Annette
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Panza have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Creston [San Luis Obispo County]
    • Linne [San Luis Obispo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linne
      • Linne [San Luis Obispo County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Annette
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linne
    • Simmler [San Luis Obispo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simmler
      • Simmler [San Luis Obispo County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Annette
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simmler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simmler
    • Estrella [San Luis Obispo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estrella
      • Estrella [San Luis Obispo County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Annette
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estrella
    • El Paso de Robles [San Luis Obispo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Paso de Robles
      • El Paso de Robles [San Luis Obispo County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Annette
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,521 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for El Paso de Robles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Paso de Robles
    • Oak Park [San Luis Obispo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Park
      • Oak Park [San Luis Obispo County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Annette
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Park
    • Paso Robles [San Luis Obispo County]
    • Atascadero [San Luis Obispo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atascadero
      • Atascadero [San Luis Obispo County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Annette
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,254 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atascadero
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atascadero<3>
    • San Miguel [San Luis Obispo County]

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

Newspapers Published in Annette ...

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 42 newspapers that have been published in the area around Annette.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Annette, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Annette.

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 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 Annette:

  • 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

Cemeteries Near Annette ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Annette.

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

  • Shandon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shandon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shandon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Shandon Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Annette.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shandon Cemetery
  • Clark Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clark Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clark Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Clark Memorial Park lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Annette.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clark Memorial Park
  • Parkfield Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Parkfield Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Parkfield Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Parkfield Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Annette.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkfield Cemetery
  • Imusdale Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Imusdale Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Imusdale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Imusdale Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Annette.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Imusdale Cemetery
  • Atascadero Pine Mtn. Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Atascadero Pine Mtn. Cemetery
    • The Atascadero Pine Mtn. Cemetery is located in Atascadero.More precisely, Atascadero Pine Mtn. Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Annette.
    • Atascadero Pine Mtn. Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Atascadero Cemetery
    • Pine Mtn. Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atascadero Pine Mtn. Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2154678<4>
  • Templeton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Templeton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Templeton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Templeton Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Annette.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Templeton Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Santa Margarita Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Santa Margarita Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Santa Margarita Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Santa Margarita Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Annette.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Margarita Cemetery
    • Paso Robles District Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Paso Robles District Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Paso Robles District Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Paso Robles District Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Annette.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paso Robles District Cemetery

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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Annette had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Annette [Kern County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Annette
    • Annette [Kern County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Annette
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Annette had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Annette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Annette
  • Cholame [San Luis Obispo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cholame
    • Cholame [San Luis Obispo County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Annette
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cholame had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cholame
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cholame<3>
  • Shandon [San Luis Obispo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shandon
    • Shandon [San Luis Obispo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Annette
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shandon had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shandon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shandon<3>
  • La Panza [San Luis Obispo County] - Historic
    • While La Panza was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Panza
    • La Panza [San Luis Obispo County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Annette
    • From the 1895 Atlas, La Panza had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Panza have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Creston [San Luis Obispo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creston
    • Creston [San Luis Obispo County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Annette
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Creston had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creston<3>
  • Linne [San Luis Obispo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linne
    • Linne [San Luis Obispo County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Annette
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Linne had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linne
  • Continue List ...
    • Parkfield [Monterey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkfield
      • Parkfield [Monterey County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Annette
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 207 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Parkfield had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkfield<3>
    • Simmler [San Luis Obispo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simmler
      • Simmler [San Luis Obispo County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Annette
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Simmler had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simmler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simmler
    • Estrella [San Luis Obispo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estrella
      • Estrella [San Luis Obispo County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Annette
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Estrella had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estrella
    • Pozo [San Luis Obispo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pozo
      • Pozo [San Luis Obispo County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Annette
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 115 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pozo had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pozo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pozo
    • Paso Robles [San Luis Obispo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paso Robles
      • Paso Robles [San Luis Obispo County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Annette
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 827 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Paso Robles had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paso Robles
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paso Robles<3>
    • Asuncion [San Luis Obispo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asuncion
      • Asuncion [San Luis Obispo County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Annette
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Asuncion had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Asuncion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asuncion
    • Dove [San Luis Obispo County] - Historic
      • While Dove was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dove
      • Dove [San Luis Obispo County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Annette
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • San Miguel [San Luis Obispo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Miguel
      • San Miguel [San Luis Obispo County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Annette
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 458 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, San Miguel had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Miguel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Miguel<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Annette ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Note for Annette:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

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

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for California

About Kern County

About California

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

The official website for Kern County: www.co.kern.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Annette) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Annette. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6508, Longitude: -120.1790       In this case, the coordinates for Annette 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>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>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 Annette, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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