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Our Genealogy Helper for Athlone ...

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 Athlone (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 Athlone. 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 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.

Athlone is located in Merced 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 Merced County: Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, San Benito, Santa Clara & Stanislaus.

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

  • Merced County     (The home county of Athlone)
    • Le Grand [Merced County]
    • Planada [Merced County]
    • Tuttle [Merced County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuttle
      • Tuttle [Merced County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Athlone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuttle
    • El Nido [Merced County]
    • Merced [Merced County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merced
      • Merced [Merced County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Athlone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 88,235 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merced
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merced<2>
    • Atwater [Merced County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atwater
      • Atwater [Merced County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Athlone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,296 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atwater<2>
    • Fluhr [Merced County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fluhr
      • Fluhr [Merced County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Athlone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fluhr
    • Santa Rita Park [Merced County]
    • Amsterdam [Merced County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amsterdam
      • Amsterdam [Merced County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Athlone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amsterdam
    • The Grove [Merced County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Grove
      • The Grove [Merced County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Athlone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Grove
    • Winton [Merced County]
    • Arundel [Merced County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arundel
      • Arundel [Merced County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Athlone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arundel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Dos Palos [Merced County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dos Palos
      • Dos Palos [Merced County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Athlone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,269 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dos Palos
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dos Palos<2>
  • Fresno County
    • Firebaugh [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Firebaugh
      • Firebaugh [Fresno County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Athlone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,756 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Firebaugh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Firebaugh<2>
    • Benito [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benito
      • Benito [Fresno County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Athlone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benito
    • Oro Loma [Fresno County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oro Loma
      • Oro Loma [Fresno County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Athlone
    • Mendota [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mendota
      • Mendota [Fresno County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Athlone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,427 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mendota
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mendota<2>
    • Biola [Fresno County]
    • Kerman [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kerman
      • Kerman [Fresno County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Athlone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,339 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kerman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kerman<2>
    • Friant [Fresno County]
    • Tranquillity [Fresno County]
    • Pinedale [Fresno County]
  • Madera County
    • Chowchilla [Madera County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chowchilla
      • Chowchilla [Madera County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Athlone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chowchilla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chowchilla<2>
    • Lincoln [Madera County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Madera County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Athlone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Berenda [Madera County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berenda
      • Berenda [Madera County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Athlone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berenda
    • Madera Acres [Madera County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madera Acres
      • Madera Acres [Madera County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Athlone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madera Acres
    • Madera [Madera County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madera
      • Madera [Madera County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Athlone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,723 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madera
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madera<2>
    • Knowles Junction [Madera County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knowles Junction
      • Knowles Junction [Madera County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Athlone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knowles Junction
    • Raymond [Madera County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Madera County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Athlone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
    • Knowles [Madera County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knowles
      • Knowles [Madera County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Athlone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knowles have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • La Vina [Madera County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Vina
      • La Vina [Madera County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Athlone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Vina
    • Parksdale [Madera County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parksdale
      • Parksdale [Madera County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Athlone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parksdale
    • Parkwood [Madera County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkwood
      • Parkwood [Madera County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Athlone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkwood
    • Bonadelle Ranchos-Madera Ranchos [Madera County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonadelle Ranchos-Madera Ranchos
      • Bonadelle Ranchos-Madera Ranchos [Madera County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Athlone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonadelle Ranchos-Madera Ranchos
    • Ahwahnee [Madera County]
  • Mariposa County
    • Hornitos [Mariposa County]
    • Catheys Valley [Mariposa County]
    • Mount Bullion [Mariposa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Bullion
      • Mount Bullion [Mariposa County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Athlone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Bullion
    • Bear Valley [Mariposa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Valley
      • Bear Valley [Mariposa County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Athlone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Valley
    • Mariposa [Mariposa County]
    • Bagby [Mariposa County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bagby
      • Bagby [Mariposa County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Athlone
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bagby. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Midpines [Mariposa County]
    • Coulterville [Mariposa County]
  • Stanislaus County
    • La Grange [Stanislaus County]
    • Denair [Stanislaus County]
    • Turlock [Stanislaus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turlock
      • Turlock [Stanislaus County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Athlone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,059 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turlock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Turlock<2>
    • Hickman [Stanislaus County]
    • Waterford [Stanislaus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterford
      • Waterford [Stanislaus County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Athlone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,944 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterford<2>
    • Newman [Stanislaus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newman
      • Newman [Stanislaus County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Athlone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,702 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newman<2>
    • Hughson [Stanislaus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hughson
      • Hughson [Stanislaus County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Athlone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,628 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hughson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hughson<2>
    • Keyes [Stanislaus County]

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

Newspapers Published in Athlone ...

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 122 newspapers that have been published in the area around Athlone.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Athlone, there are papers which were published within 37 miles [59.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Athlone.

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 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 Athlone:

  • 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 Athlone ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Athlone.

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

  • Helm - Turner Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Helm - Turner Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Helm - Turner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helm - Turner Cemetery
  • Evergreen Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evergreen Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Evergreen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Evergreen Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Athlone.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Cemetery
  • Calvary Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • The Calvary Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located in Merced.Stated another way, Calvary Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Athlone.
    • Calvary Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Calvary Catholic Cemetery
    • Calvary Merced Cemetery District
    • Be careful not to confuse this cemetery with another one that is also named Calvary Cemetery (located 56 miles to the north).
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #7873<5>
  • Chowchilla Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chowchilla Cemetery
    • The Chowchilla Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Chowchilla.Chowchilla Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Athlone.
    • Chowchilla Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Chowchilla District Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chowchilla Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #7906<5>
  • Pate Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pate Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pate Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pate Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Athlone.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pate Cemetery
  • Santa Cruz Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Santa Cruz Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Santa Cruz Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Santa Cruz Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Athlone.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Cruz Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Winton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Winton Cemetery
      • The Winton Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the southwest of Winton.To be precise, Winton Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Athlone.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winton Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #8453<5>
    • White Rock Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the White Rock Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the White Rock Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • White Rock Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Athlone.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Rock Cemetery
    • Ivett Ranch Family Cemetery
    • Dos Palos Cemetery
    • Hopeton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hopeton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hopeton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hopeton Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Athlone.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopeton Cemetery
    • Catheys Valley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Catheys Valley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Catheys Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Catheys Valley Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Athlone.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catheys Valley Cemetery
    • Snelling Pioneer Cemetery
    • Arbor Vitae Cemetery
    • New Hope 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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Athlone had a post office and railroad service.

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

  • Athlone [Merced County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athlone
    • Athlone [Merced County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Athlone
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Athlone had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athlone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athlone
  • Plainsburg [Merced County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainsburg
    • Plainsburg [Merced County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Athlone
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 56 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Plainsburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainsburg
  • Merced [Merced County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merced
    • Merced [Merced County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Athlone
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,009 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 88,235 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Merced had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merced
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merced<2>
  • Atwater [Merced County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atwater
    • Atwater [Merced County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Athlone
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,296 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Atwater had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atwater
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atwater<2>
  • Arena [Merced County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arena
    • Arena [Merced County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Athlone
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Arena had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arena have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arena
  • Snelling [Merced County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snelling
    • Snelling [Merced County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Athlone
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 318 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Snelling had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snelling
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snelling<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Dos Palos [Merced County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dos Palos
      • Dos Palos [Merced County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Athlone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,269 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dos Palos had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dos Palos
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dos Palos<2>
    • Hopeton [Merced County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopeton
      • Hopeton [Merced County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Athlone
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hopeton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopeton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopeton
    • Hornitos [Mariposa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hornitos
      • Hornitos [Mariposa County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Athlone
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 267 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hornitos had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hornitos
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hornitos<2>
    • Merced Falls [Merced County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merced Falls
      • Merced Falls [Merced County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Athlone
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 385 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Merced Falls had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merced Falls
    • Livingston [Merced County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livingston
      • Livingston [Merced County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Athlone
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,926 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Livingston had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livingston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livingston<2>
    • Firebaugh [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Firebaugh
      • Firebaugh [Fresno County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Athlone
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 58 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,756 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Firebaugh had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Firebaugh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Firebaugh<2>
    • Raymond [Madera County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Madera County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Athlone
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 114 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Raymond had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
    • Ben Hur [Mariposa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ben Hur
      • Ben Hur [Mariposa County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Athlone
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ben Hur had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ben Hur have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ben Hur
    • La Vina [Madera County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Vina
      • La Vina [Madera County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Athlone
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, La Vina had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Vina

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Athlone ...

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

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 Athlone:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - California & Nevada
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2002
(Available from Amazon.com)

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

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The official website for Merced County: www.co.merced.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Athlone) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athlone. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2080, Longitude: -120.3580       In this case, the coordinates for Athlone 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>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.
<5>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.
<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 Athlone, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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