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Our Genealogy Helper for Arlight ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Arlight (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 Arlight. 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 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.

Arlight is located in Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara County: Kern, San Luis Obispo & Ventura.

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

  • Santa Barbara County     (The home county of Arlight)
    • Lompoc Landing [Santa Barbara County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lompoc Landing
      • Lompoc Landing [Santa Barbara County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Arlight
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Lompoc Landing. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • Lompoc Village [Santa Barbara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lompoc Village
      • Lompoc Village [Santa Barbara County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Arlight
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lompoc Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lompoc Village
    • Lompoc [Santa Barbara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lompoc
      • Lompoc [Santa Barbara County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Arlight
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,253 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lompoc
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lompoc<4>
    • Mission Hills [Santa Barbara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission Hills
      • Mission Hills [Santa Barbara County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Arlight
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mission Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission Hills
    • Vandenberg Village [Santa Barbara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vandenberg Village
      • Vandenberg Village [Santa Barbara County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Arlight
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vandenberg Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vandenberg Village
    • Casmalia [Santa Barbara County]
    • Orcutt [Santa Barbara County]
    • Los Alamos [Santa Barbara County]
    • Betteravia [Santa Barbara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Betteravia
      • Betteravia [Santa Barbara County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Arlight
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Betteravia
    • Buellton [Santa Barbara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buellton
      • Buellton [Santa Barbara County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Arlight
      • Estimated population in 2015: 5,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buellton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buellton<4>
    • Guadalupe [Santa Barbara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guadalupe
      • Guadalupe [Santa Barbara County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Arlight
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,140 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guadalupe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guadalupe<4>
    • Garey [Santa Barbara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garey
      • Garey [Santa Barbara County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Arlight
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garey
    • Santa Maria [Santa Barbara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Maria
      • Santa Maria [Santa Barbara County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Arlight
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 105,851 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Maria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Maria<4>
  • San Luis Obispo County
    • Callender [San Luis Obispo County]
    • Nipomo [San Luis Obispo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nipomo
      • Nipomo [San Luis Obispo County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Arlight
      • Nipomo has also been known as:
      • Nipoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nipomo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nipomo<4>
    • Oceano [San Luis Obispo County]
    • Arroyo Grande [San Luis Obispo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arroyo Grande
      • Arroyo Grande [San Luis Obispo County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Arlight
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,821 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arroyo Grande
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arroyo Grande<4>
    • Grover Beach [San Luis Obispo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grover Beach
      • Grover Beach [San Luis Obispo County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Arlight
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,325 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grover Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grover Beach<4>
    • Pismo Beach [San Luis Obispo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pismo Beach
      • Pismo Beach [San Luis Obispo County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Arlight
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,955 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pismo Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pismo Beach<4>
    • Shell Beach [San Luis Obispo County]

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

Newspapers Published in Arlight ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Arlight.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Arlight, 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 Arlight.

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 helpful 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 Arlight:

  • 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 Arlight ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Arlight.

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

  • Ryon Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ryon Memorial Park
    • The Ryon Memorial Park is located in Lompoc.Ryon Memorial Park lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Arlight.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ryon Memorial Park
  • Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Arlight.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery
  • Los Alamos Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Los Alamos Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Los Alamos Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Los Alamos Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Arlight.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Alamos Cemetery
  • Guadalupe Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Guadalupe Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Guadalupe Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Guadalupe Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Arlight.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guadalupe Cemetery
  • Santa Maria Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Santa Maria Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Santa Maria Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Santa Maria Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Arlight.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Maria Cemetery
  • Solvang Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Solvang Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Solvang Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Solvang Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Arlight.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solvang Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Foxen Canyon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Foxen Canyon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Foxen Canyon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Foxen Canyon Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Arlight.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxen Canyon 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>

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

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

  • Lompoc [Santa Barbara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lompoc
    • Lompoc [Santa Barbara County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Arlight
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,015 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,253 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lompoc had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lompoc
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lompoc<4>
  • Los Alamos [Santa Barbara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Alamos
    • Los Alamos [Santa Barbara County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Arlight
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 607 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Los Alamos had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Alamos
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Los Alamos<4>
  • Nojoqui [Santa Barbara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nojoqui
    • Nojoqui [Santa Barbara County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Arlight
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nojoqui had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nojoqui have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nojoqui
  • Guadalupe [Santa Barbara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guadalupe
    • Guadalupe [Santa Barbara County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Arlight
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 295 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,140 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Guadalupe had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guadalupe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guadalupe<4>
  • Garey [Santa Barbara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garey
    • Garey [Santa Barbara County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Arlight
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Garey had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garey
  • Santa Maria [Santa Barbara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Maria
    • Santa Maria [Santa Barbara County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Arlight
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,433 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 105,851 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Santa Maria had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Maria
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Maria<4>

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

Mentions & References for Arlight

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for California

About Santa Barbara County

About California

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

The official website for Santa Barbara County: www.countyofsb.org/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Arlight) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arlight. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5778, Longitude: -120.6393       In this case, the coordinates for Arlight have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Arlight, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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