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Welcome to Goodwin ...

Although we found mention of Goodwin during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Goodwin was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

While we are confident that Goodwin was located in San Luis Obispo County, we don't know its actual location within the county.

We've added Goodwin to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Goodwin - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Goodwin, please Contact Us.


Time Zone: The area where we believe that Goodwin might be (or was) located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Goodwin would be found within the (805) area code.

Communities Also Named Goodwin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Goodwin - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas, Maine, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Ontario, South Dakota, Texas (2), Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Goodwin.

Adding Goodwin to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

Our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Goodwin was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Goodwin on our Genealogy Page.

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The official website for San Luis Obispo County: www.co.slo.ca.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Goodwin and then turned west". While Goodwin could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Goodwin as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Goodwin could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.






















 

 

 

 

 


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