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Our Genealogical Helper for Glendora ...

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 Glendora (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Glendora. 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in the area of Glendora ...

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 91 newspapers that have been published in the area around Glendora.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Glendora. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Glendora and those printed in the larger area surrounding Glendora.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> of Glendora.

Cemeteries Near Glendora ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Glendora.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Oakdale Memorial Park   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Covina Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Spadra Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Palomares Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Live Oak Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Pomona Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Park Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Queen of Heaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sierra Madre Cemetery   [Map]     


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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Glendora had a population of 164 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Glendora had a population of 52,445 people.

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

Gladstone - Historic   [Map]
 - While Gladstone was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Glendora
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Gladstone had a post office and no railroad service
Azusa   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Glendora
 - 1895 population of 514 people (with 49,864 people in 2017)
 - Azusa had a post office and railroad service
Covina   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Glendora
 - 1895 population of 93 people (with 48,462 people in 2017)
 - Covina had a post office and no railroad service
San Dimas   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Glendora
 - San Dimas had railroad service and no post office
Spadra   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Glendora
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Spadra had a post office and railroad service
Duarte   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Glendora
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 21,757 people in 2017)
 - Duarte had a post office and railroad service
North Pomona   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Glendora
 - North Pomona had a post office and railroad service
Monrovia   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Glendora
 - 1895 population of 907 people (with 37,061 people in 2017)
 - Monrovia had a post office and railroad service
Pomona   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Glendora
 - 1895 population of 3,634 people (with 152,939 people in 2017)
 - Pomona had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Glendora. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Glendora in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Glendora is located in Los Angeles County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Los Angeles County: Kern, Orange, San Bernardino & Ventura.

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

Los Angeles     (The home county for Glendora)
      Charter Oak   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Citrus   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Gladstone - Historic   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Azusa   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      San Dimas   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Covina   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Irwindale   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      La Verne   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Baldwin Park   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      West Covina   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bradbury   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Duarte   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      La Habra   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brea   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Yorba Linda   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Fullerton   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Placentia   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Anaheim Hills   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Buena Park   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Anaheim   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Villa Park   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      La Palma   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cypress   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eastvale   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mira Loma   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Glen Avon   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Norco   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Jurupa Valley   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Corona   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pedley   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      De Anza Village   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rubidoux   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sunnyslope   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Home Gardens   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Porphyry - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
San Bernardino
      Montclair   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      San Antonio Heights   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Upland   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chino Hills   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ontario   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chino   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Los Serranos   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Alta Loma   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Racimo   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Guasti   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rancho Cucamonga   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Etiwanda   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Glendora:

These websites are specific to California:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the California State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of California to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Los Angeles County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Orange County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Riverside County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Bernardino County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of California,     of Los Angeles County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for California     Cemetery Wiki for California
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of California,     of Los Angeles County

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.

Disaster Stories from California

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Glendora ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Glendora:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Glendora in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Glendora for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Glendora.
      See our Misc Page for Glendora for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in California

About Los Angeles County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Glendora:

The official website for Los Angeles County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Glendora. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Glendora) 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 Glendora. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Glendora

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glendora. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1360, Longitude: -117.8655     [Map].

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<2>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:

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<3>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 Glendora, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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