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Our Genealogy Helper for Armona ...

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 Armona (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 Armona. 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 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.

Armona is located in Kings 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 Kings County: Fresno, Kern, Monterey, San Luis Obispo & Tulare.

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

  • Kings County     (The home county of Armona)
    • Hanford [Kings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanford
      • Hanford [Kings County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Armona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,352 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanford<2>
    • Home Garden [Kings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Home Garden
      • Home Garden [Kings County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Armona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Home Garden
    • Lemoore [Kings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lemoore
      • Lemoore [Kings County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Armona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,331 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lemoore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lemoore<2>
    • Hardwick [Kings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardwick
      • Hardwick [Kings County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Armona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardwick
    • Hub [Kings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hub
      • Hub [Kings County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Armona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hub have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hub
    • Stratford [Kings County]
    • Vanguard [Kings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vanguard
      • Vanguard [Kings County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Armona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vanguard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vanguard
    • Corcoran [Kings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corcoran
      • Corcoran [Kings County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Armona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,798 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corcoran
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corcoran<2>
    • Kettleman City [Kings County]
    • Millham City [Kings County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millham City
      • Millham City [Kings County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Armona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millham City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Avenal [Kings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avenal
      • Avenal [Kings County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Armona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,362 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avenal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Avenal<2>
  • Fresno County
    • Laton [Fresno County]
    • Riverdale [Fresno County]
    • Conejo [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conejo
      • Conejo [Fresno County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Armona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conejo
    • Lanare [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lanare
      • Lanare [Fresno County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Armona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lanare
    • Kingsburg [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsburg
      • Kingsburg [Fresno County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Armona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingsburg<2>
    • Caruthers [Fresno County]
    • Selma [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Fresno County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Armona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,370 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selma<2>
    • Burrel [Fresno County]
    • Bowles [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowles
      • Bowles [Fresno County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Armona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowles
    • Fowler [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fowler
      • Fowler [Fresno County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Armona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,582 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fowler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fowler<2>
    • Parlier [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parlier
      • Parlier [Fresno County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Armona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,848 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parlier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parlier<2>
    • Raisin City [Fresno County]
    • Easton [Fresno County]
  • Tulare County
    • Traver [Tulare County]
    • Goshen [Tulare County]
    • Waukena [Tulare County]
    • London [Tulare County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for London
      • London [Tulare County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Armona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
    • Chinowths Corner [Tulare County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chinowths Corner
      • Chinowths Corner [Tulare County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Armona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chinowths Corner
    • Tulare [Tulare County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tulare
      • Tulare [Tulare County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Armona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,797 people
      • Tulare has also been known as:
      • Tulare City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tulare
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tulare<2>
    • Visalia [Tulare County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Visalia
      • Visalia [Tulare County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Armona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 135,007 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Visalia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Visalia<2>
    • Ambler [Tulare County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ambler
      • Ambler [Tulare County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Armona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ambler
    • Loma [Tulare County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loma
      • Loma [Tulare County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Armona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loma
    • Dinuba [Tulare County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dinuba
      • Dinuba [Tulare County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Armona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dinuba
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dinuba<2>
    • Sultana [Tulare County]
    • Taurusa [Tulare County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taurusa
      • Taurusa [Tulare County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Armona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taurusa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taurusa
    • Cutler [Tulare County]

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Armona ...

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 82 newspapers that have been published in the area around Armona.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Armona. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Armona and those printed in the larger area surrounding Armona.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 28 miles [45.1 km] of Armona.

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 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 Armona:

  • 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 Armona ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Armona.

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

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

  • Hanford [Kings County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanford
    • Hanford [Kings County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Armona
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 942 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,352 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hanford had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanford<2>
  • Lillis [Fresno County] - Historic
    • While Lillis was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lillis
    • Lillis [Fresno County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Armona
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lillis had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lillis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Riverdale [Fresno County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverdale
    • Riverdale [Fresno County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Armona
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 78 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Riverdale had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverdale<2>
  • Wildflower [Fresno County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildflower
    • Wildflower [Fresno County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Armona
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wildflower had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildflower have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildflower
  • Traver [Tulare County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Traver
    • Traver [Tulare County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Armona
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 438 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Traver had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Traver
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Traver<2>
  • Goshen [Tulare County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
    • Goshen [Tulare County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Armona
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Goshen had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goshen<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Caruthers [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caruthers
      • Caruthers [Fresno County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Armona
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Caruthers had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caruthers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caruthers<2>
    • Selma [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Fresno County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Armona
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,150 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,370 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Selma had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selma<2>
    • Tagus [Tulare County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tagus
      • Tagus [Tulare County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Armona
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tagus had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tagus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tagus
    • Tulare [Tulare County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tulare
      • Tulare [Tulare County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Armona
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,697 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,797 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tulare had a post office and railroad service
      • Tulare has also been known as:
      • Tulare City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tulare
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tulare<2>
    • Visalia [Tulare County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Visalia
      • Visalia [Tulare County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Armona
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,885 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 135,007 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Visalia had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Visalia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Visalia<2>
    • Fowler [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fowler
      • Fowler [Fresno County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Armona
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 306 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,582 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fowler had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fowler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fowler<2>
    • Oleander [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oleander
      • Oleander [Fresno County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Armona
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 116 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Oleander had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oleander have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oleander
    • Huron [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huron
      • Huron [Fresno County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Armona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,104 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Huron had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huron<2>
    • Easton [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton
      • Easton [Fresno County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Armona
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 929 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Easton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Easton<2>

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

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About Kings County

About California

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

The official website for Kings County: www.countyofkings.com/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Armona) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Armona. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ArmonaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Armona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3158, Longitude: -119.7091    
<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 Armona, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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