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Our Genealogy Helper for Ashford Mill ...

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

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


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 Ashford Mill (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 Ashford Mill. 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.

Name Variations for Ashford Mill ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Ashford Mill: Ashford Ml. (or less commonly used: Ashford Mll.)

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 and hospitals 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Ashford Mill is historic, it would have been located within present day Inyo 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 Inyo County: Fresno, Kern, Mono, San Bernardino, Tulare, Clark (NV), Esmeralda (NV) & Nye (NV).

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

  • Inyo County     (The home county of Ashford Mill)
    • Greenwater [Inyo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwater
      • Greenwater [Inyo County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the north of Ashford Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Eagle Borax Works [Inyo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Borax Works
      • Eagle Borax Works [Inyo County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Ashford Mill
    • Shoshone [Inyo County]
    • Lila C [Inyo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lila C
      • Lila C [Inyo County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Ashford Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lila C have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tecopa Hot Springs [Inyo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tecopa Hot Springs
      • Tecopa Hot Springs [Inyo County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the east of Ashford Mill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tecopa Hot Springs
    • Evelyn [Inyo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evelyn
      • Evelyn [Inyo County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Ashford Mill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evelyn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tecopa [Inyo County]
    • Panamint City [Inyo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panamint City
      • Panamint City [Inyo County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Ashford Mill
    • Ryan [Inyo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ryan
      • Ryan [Inyo County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the north of Ashford Mill
    • Death Valley Junction [Inyo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Death Valley Junction
      • Death Valley Junction [Inyo County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Ashford Mill
      • Former names for Death Valley Junction:
      • Amargosa
      • Death Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Death Valley Junction
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Death Valley Junction<4>
  • San Bernardino County
    • Ibex Springs [San Bernardino County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ibex Springs
      • Ibex Springs [San Bernardino County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southeast of Ashford Mill
    • Trona [San Bernardino County]

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

Newspapers Published in Ashford Mill ...

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 6 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ashford Mill.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Ashford Mill:

  • 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 Ashford Mill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ashford Mill.

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

  • Greenwater Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenwater Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Greenwater Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • The Greenwater Cemetery is located 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northwest of Furnace Creek.Stated another way, Greenwater Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Ashford Mill.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwater Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2309456<6>
  • Dayton Harris Gravesite
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dayton Harris Gravesite
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Dayton Harris Gravesite. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • The Dayton Harris Gravesite is located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the north of Furnace Creek.Stated another way, Dayton Harris Gravesite lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Ashford Mill.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton Harris Gravesite
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #7931<6>
  • Shoshone Cemetery
  • Tecopa Cemetery
  • Death Valley Junction 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.

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

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

  • Ibex Springs [San Bernardino County] - Historic
    • While Ibex Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ibex Springs
    • Ibex Springs [San Bernardino County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southeast of Ashford Mill
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ibex Springs had railroad service and no post office
  • Panamint City [Inyo County] - Historic
    • While Panamint City was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panamint City
    • Panamint City [Inyo County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Ashford Mill
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Panamint City had a post office and no railroad service

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

Mentions & References for Ashford Mill

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About Inyo County

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The official website for Inyo County: www.inyocounty.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

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 Ashford Mill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ashford Mill) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ashford Mill. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ashford MillOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashford Mill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9188, Longitude: -116.6836    
<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>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>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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