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Our Genealogy Helper for Fish Springs ...

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 Fish Springs (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 Fish Springs. 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 Fish Springs ...

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.

Fish Springs has also been known as: Tinemaha and Tinnemaha.

  • A typical abbreviation for Fish Springs: Fish Spgs. (or less commonly used: Fish Spngs. or Fish Sprngs.)

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Fish Springs is located in 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 Fish Springs. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Fish Springs:

  • Inyo County     (The home county of Fish Springs)
    • Elna [Inyo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elna
      • Elna [Inyo County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Fish Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Monola [Inyo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monola
      • Monola [Inyo County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Fish Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Big Pine [Inyo County]
    • Aberdeen Station [Inyo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen Station
      • Aberdeen Station [Inyo County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Fish Springs
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Aberdeen Station. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Aberdeen [Inyo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
      • Aberdeen [Inyo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Fish Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
    • Zurich [Inyo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zurich
      • Zurich [Inyo County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Fish Springs
      • Zurich has also been known as:
      • Zurich Station
    • Sage Flat [Inyo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sage Flat
      • Sage Flat [Inyo County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Fish Springs
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sage Flat. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sage Flat
    • Chrysopolis [Inyo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chrysopolis
      • Chrysopolis [Inyo County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Fish Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chrysopolis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Blackrock [Inyo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackrock
      • Blackrock [Inyo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Fish Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackrock
    • Glacier Lodge [Inyo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glacier Lodge
      • Glacier Lodge [Inyo County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Fish Springs
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Glacier Lodge. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Keough Hot Springs [Inyo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keough Hot Springs
      • Keough Hot Springs [Inyo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Fish Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keough Hot Springs
    • Wilkerson [Inyo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilkerson
      • Wilkerson [Inyo County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Fish Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkerson
    • Peterson Mill [Inyo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peterson Mill
      • Peterson Mill [Inyo County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Fish Springs
  • Fresno County
    • Kanawyers [Fresno County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanawyers
      • Kanawyers [Fresno County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Fish Springs
    • Cedar Grove [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Fresno County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Fish Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove

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

Newspapers Published in Fish Springs ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fish Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Fish Springs, there are papers which were published within 34 miles [54.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Fish Springs.

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 Fish Springs:

  • 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 Fish Springs ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fish Springs.

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

  • Woodman Cemetery
  • Big Pine Cemetery
  • Camp Independence Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Camp Independence Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Camp Independence Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • The Camp Independence Cemetery is located in Independence.Stated another way, Camp Independence Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Fish Springs.
    • Camp Independence Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Ft. Independence Cemetery
    • Indian Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Independence Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2217265<5>
  • Old Independence Cemetery
  • Independence Cemetery
  • Sunland Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • East Line Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the East Line Cemetery
      • The East Line Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the east of Bishop.More precisely, East Line Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Fish Springs.
      • East Line Cemetery has also been known as:
      • East Line Street Cemetery
      • Line Street Cemetery
      • Masonic Cemetery
      • Odd Fellows & Masonic Cemetery
      • Oddfellows & Masonic Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Line Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #7943<5>
    • West Line Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Line Cemetery
      • The West Line Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located in Bishop.More precisely, West Line Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Fish Springs.
      • West Line Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Pioneer Cemetery
      • West Line Street Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Line Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #8276<5>
    • Manzanar 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.<7>

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

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

  • Aberdeen [Inyo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
    • Aberdeen [Inyo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Fish Springs
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Aberdeen had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
  • Big Pine [Inyo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Pine
    • Big Pine [Inyo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Fish Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 147 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Big Pine had a post office and no railroad service
    • Former name for Big Pine:
    • Bigpine
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Pine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Pine<3>
  • Zurich [Inyo County] - Historic
    • While Zurich was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zurich
    • Zurich [Inyo County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Fish Springs
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Zurich had railroad service and no post office
    • Zurich has also been known as:
    • Zurich Station
  • San Carlos [Inyo County] - Historic
    • While San Carlos was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Carlos
    • San Carlos [Inyo County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Fish Springs
    • From the 1895 Atlas, San Carlos had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for San Carlos. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
  • Bend City [Inyo County] - Historic
    • While Bend City was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bend City
    • Bend City [Inyo County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Fish Springs
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bend City had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bend City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
  • Independence [Inyo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
    • Independence [Inyo County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Fish Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 407 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Independence had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Kearsarge [Inyo County] - Historic
      • While Kearsarge was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kearsarge
      • Kearsarge [Inyo County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Fish Springs
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kearsarge had railroad service and no post office
      • Former names for Kearsarge:
      • Citrus
      • Kearsarge Station
    • Kearsarge [Inyo County] - Historic
      • While Kearsarge was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kearsarge
      • Kearsarge [Inyo County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Fish Springs
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kearsarge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Former names for Kearsarge:
      • Citrus
      • Kearsarge Station
    • Bishop [Inyo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishop
      • Bishop [Inyo County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Fish Springs
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 340 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,778 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bishop had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishop
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bishop<3>
    • Laws [Inyo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laws
      • Laws [Inyo County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Fish Springs
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Laws had a post office and railroad service
      • Former name for Laws:
      • Bishop Depot
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laws
    • Manzanar [Inyo County] - Historic
      • While Manzanar was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manzanar
      • Manzanar [Inyo County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Fish Springs
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Manzanar had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manzanar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Manzanar has also been known as:
      • Manzanar Station
    • Owenyo [Inyo County] - Historic
      • While Owenyo was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owenyo
      • Owenyo [Inyo County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Fish Springs
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Owenyo had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owenyo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Owenyo:
      • New Owenyo
    • Round Valley [Inyo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Valley
      • Round Valley [Inyo County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Fish Springs
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Round Valley had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Valley

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in California

About Inyo County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Inyo County: www.inyocounty.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- Fish Springs) 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 Fish Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fish SpringsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fish Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0754, Longitude: -118.2540    
<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>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>To help visualize the location of the cemetery, we've drawn a straight line between the communities of Lone Pine and Independence. The cemetery can be found near that line and roughly halfway between the two communities. Remember that this is just an approximate location.
<7>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 Fish Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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