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Our Genealogy Helper for Folsom (aka 'Folsom City') ...

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 Folsom (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 Folsom. 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 Folsom ...

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.

Folsom was originally named Granite City

Folsom has also been known as: Folsom City.

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.

A Few Details for Folsom ...

While it's still very early in our research, we have found that:

  • The naming (or the toponymy) of Folsom: Named for Joseph L. Folsom (1817-1855), a real estate investor and founder of Folsom.
  • It was incorporated on April 20, 1946.

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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Folsom is located in Sacramento 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 Sacramento County: Amador, Contra Costa, Placer, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter & Yolo.

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

  • Sacramento County     (The home county of Folsom)
    • Represa [Sacramento County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Represa
      • Represa [Sacramento County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Folsom
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Represa
    • Prairie City [Sacramento County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie City
      • Prairie City [Sacramento County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Folsom
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie City
    • Natoma [Sacramento County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natoma
      • Natoma [Sacramento County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Folsom
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Natoma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natoma
    • Folsom Junction [Sacramento County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folsom Junction
      • Folsom Junction [Sacramento County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Folsom
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folsom Junction
    • Mormon Island [Sacramento County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mormon Island
      • Mormon Island [Sacramento County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Folsom
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Mormon Island. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Orangevale [Sacramento County]
    • Gold River [Sacramento County]
    • Fair Oaks [Sacramento County]
    • Citrus Heights [Sacramento County]
    • Rancho Cordova [Sacramento County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rancho Cordova
      • Rancho Cordova [Sacramento County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Folsom
      • Estimated population in 2015: 71,017 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rancho Cordova
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rancho Cordova<4>
    • Carmichael [Sacramento County]
    • Foothill Farms [Sacramento County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foothill Farms
      • Foothill Farms [Sacramento County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Folsom
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foothill Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foothill Farms
  • Amador County
    • May [Amador County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for May
      • May [Amador County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Folsom
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for May have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Carbondale [Amador County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbondale
      • Carbondale [Amador County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Folsom
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbondale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Plymouth [Amador County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
      • Plymouth [Amador County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Folsom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,043 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<4>
    • Drytown [Amador County]
    • River Pines [Amador County]
    • Amador City [Amador County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amador City
      • Amador City [Amador County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Folsom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 199 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amador City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amador City<4>
    • Fiddletown [Amador County]
    • Ione [Amador County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ione
      • Ione [Amador County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Folsom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,326 people
      • Former names for Ione:
      • Bedbug
      • Freeze Out
      • Hardscrabble
      • Ione City
      • Ione Valley
      • Jone City
      • Jone Valley
      • Rickeyville
      • Woosterville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ione
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ione<4>
    • Sutter Creek [Amador County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutter Creek
      • Sutter Creek [Amador County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Folsom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,688 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutter Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sutter Creek<4>
    • Martell [Amador County]
    • Camanche Village [Amador County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camanche Village
      • Camanche Village [Amador County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Folsom
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camanche Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camanche Village
    • Jackson [Amador County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Amador County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Folsom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,973 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<4>
  • Calaveras County
  • El Dorado County
    • La Cresta Village [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Cresta Village
      • La Cresta Village [El Dorado County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Folsom
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Cresta Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Cresta Village
    • Ridgeview Village [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeview Village
      • Ridgeview Village [El Dorado County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Folsom
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgeview Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeview Village
    • Lakeridge Oaks [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeridge Oaks
      • Lakeridge Oaks [El Dorado County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Folsom
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeridge Oaks
    • Crescent Ridge Village [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Ridge Village
      • Crescent Ridge Village [El Dorado County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Folsom
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent Ridge Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent Ridge Village
    • El Dorado Hills [El Dorado County]
    • Governors Village [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Governors Village
      • Governors Village [El Dorado County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Folsom
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Governors Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Governors Village
    • Oak Ridge Village [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Ridge Village
      • Oak Ridge Village [El Dorado County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Folsom
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Ridge Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge Village
    • Park Village [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Village
      • Park Village [El Dorado County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Folsom
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Village
    • Crown Village [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown Village
      • Crown Village [El Dorado County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Folsom
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crown Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown Village
    • Franciscan Village [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franciscan Village
      • Franciscan Village [El Dorado County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Folsom
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franciscan Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franciscan Village
    • Marina Village [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marina Village
      • Marina Village [El Dorado County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Folsom
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marina Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marina Village
    • Oak Tree Village [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Tree Village
      • Oak Tree Village [El Dorado County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Folsom
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Tree Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Tree Village
  • Nevada County
    • Lake of the Pines [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake of the Pines
      • Lake of the Pines [Nevada County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Folsom
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake of the Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake of the Pines
    • Chicago Park [Nevada County]
    • Penn Valley [Nevada County]
    • Cedar Ridge [Nevada County]
    • Grass Valley [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grass Valley
      • Grass Valley [Nevada County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Folsom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,763 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grass Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grass Valley<4>
    • Rough and Ready [Nevada County]
  • Placer County
    • Granite Bay [Placer County]
    • Roseville [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
      • Roseville [Placer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Folsom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 144,725 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roseville<4>
    • Rocklin [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocklin
      • Rocklin [Placer County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Folsom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 70,159 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocklin<4>
    • Loomis [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loomis
      • Loomis [Placer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Folsom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,844 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loomis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loomis<4>
    • Penryn [Placer County]
    • Newcastle [Placer County]
    • Whitney [Placer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitney
      • Whitney [Placer County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Folsom
    • Ophir [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ophir
      • Ophir [Placer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Folsom
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ophir
    • Auburn [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Placer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Folsom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,205 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<4>
    • Virginiatown [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginiatown
      • Virginiatown [Placer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Folsom
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginiatown
    • Lincoln [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Placer County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Folsom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 48,996 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincoln<4>
    • Clayton [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
      • Clayton [Placer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Folsom
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
  • San Joaquin County
  • Solano County
    • Dixon [Solano County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixon
      • Dixon [Solano County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Folsom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,440 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dixon<4>
  • Sutter County
  • Yolo County
    • Broderick [Yolo County]
    • Bryte [Yolo County]
    • West Sacramento [Yolo County]
    • Clarksburg [Yolo County]
    • Greendale [Yolo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greendale
      • Greendale [Yolo County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Folsom
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greendale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greendale
    • El Macero [Yolo County]
    • Knights Landing [Yolo County]
    • Davis [Yolo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davis
      • Davis [Yolo County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Folsom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 68,805 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davis<4>
    • Woodland [Yolo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
      • Woodland [Yolo County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Folsom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,446 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodland<4>
    • Yolo [Yolo County]
    • Zamora [Yolo County]
  • Yuba County
    • Wheatland [Yuba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatland
      • Wheatland [Yuba County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Folsom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,666 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheatland<4>
    • Olivehurst [Yuba County]
    • Smartville [Yuba County]
    • Linda [Yuba County]
    • Marysville [Yuba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marysville
      • Marysville [Yuba County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Folsom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,594 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marysville<4>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Folsom ...

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 172 newspapers that have been published in the area around Folsom.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Folsom. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Folsom and those printed in the larger area surrounding Folsom.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 18 miles [29 km] of Folsom.

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 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 Folsom:

  • 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 Folsom ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Folsom.

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

  • Lakeside Memorial Lawn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lakeside Memorial Lawn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lakeside Memorial Lawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeside Memorial Lawn Cemetery
  • Mormon Island Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mormon Island Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mormon Island Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mormon Island Cemetery
  • Clarksville Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clarksville Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clarksville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville Cemetery
  • Mt. Vernon Memorial Park
  • Fair Oaks Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fair Oaks Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fair Oaks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fair Oaks Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Folsom.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair Oaks Cemetery
  • Mathew Kilgore Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mathew Kilgore Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mathew Kilgore Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mathew Kilgore Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Folsom.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mathew Kilgore Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Sylvan Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sylvan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sylvan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sylvan Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Folsom.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvan Cemetery
    • Green Valley Cemetery
    • Roseville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Roseville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roseville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Roseville Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Folsom.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville Cemetery
    • Calvary Catholic Cemetery
    • Sierra Hills Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sierra Hills Memorial Park
      • Sierra Hills Memorial Park lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Folsom.
      • Sierra Hills Memorial Park has also been known as:
      • East Lawn Sierra Hills Memorial Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sierra Hills Memorial Park
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #8372<5>
    • Bryant Cemetery
    • Jayhawk Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jayhawk Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jayhawk Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jayhawk Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Folsom.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jayhawk Cemetery
    • Camellia Memorial Lawn Cemetery
    • Michigan Bar Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Michigan Bar Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Michigan Bar Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Michigan Bar Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Folsom.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Michigan Bar 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, Folsom had a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Folsom had a population of 82,726 people.

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

  • Folsom [Sacramento County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folsom
    • Folsom [Sacramento County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Folsom
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 82,726 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Folsom had a post office and railroad service
    • Folsom has also been known as:
    • Folsom City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folsom
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Folsom<4>
  • Natoma [Sacramento County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natoma
    • Natoma [Sacramento County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Folsom
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Natoma had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Natoma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natoma
  • Alder Creek [Sacramento County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alder Creek
    • Alder Creek [Sacramento County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Folsom
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alder Creek had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alder Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alder Creek
  • Orangevale [Sacramento County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orangevale
    • Orangevale [Sacramento County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Folsom
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Orangevale had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orangevale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orangevale<4>
  • White Rock [Sacramento County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Rock
    • White Rock [Sacramento County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Folsom
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, White Rock had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Rock
  • Clarksville [El Dorado County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksville
    • Clarksville [El Dorado County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Folsom
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 99 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Clarksville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
  • Continue List ...
    • Salsbury [Sacramento County] - Historic
      • While Salsbury was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salsbury
      • Salsbury [Sacramento County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Folsom
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Salsbury had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salsbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Salmon Falls [El Dorado County] - Historic
      • While Salmon Falls was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salmon Falls
      • Salmon Falls [El Dorado County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Folsom
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Salmon Falls had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salmon Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Roseville [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
      • Roseville [Placer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Folsom
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 345 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 144,725 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Roseville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roseville<4>
    • Rocklin [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocklin
      • Rocklin [Placer County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Folsom
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,056 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 70,159 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rocklin had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocklin<4>
    • Loomis [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loomis
      • Loomis [Placer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Folsom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,844 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Loomis had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loomis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loomis<4>
    • Latrobe [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latrobe
      • Latrobe [El Dorado County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Folsom
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 213 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Latrobe had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Latrobe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latrobe
    • Shingle Springs [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shingle Springs
      • Shingle Springs [El Dorado County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Folsom
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 197 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Shingle Springs had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shingle Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shingle Springs<4>
    • Antelope [Sacramento County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope
      • Antelope [Sacramento County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Folsom
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 77 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Antelope had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Antelope<4>
    • Mayhew [Sacramento County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayhew
      • Mayhew [Sacramento County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Folsom
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mayhew had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayhew have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayhew

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Folsom ...

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

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.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Folsom:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Map of the Lincoln Highway (1924)

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)

Shell Oil Road Map for California (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Folsom in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Folsom for more information.

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Folsom: www.folsom.ca.us/

The official website for Sacramento County: www.saccounty.net/

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 from Point A (ie- Folsom) 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 Folsom. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FolsomOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Folsom. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6694, Longitude: -121.1538    
<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>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Folsom, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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