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Our Genealogical Helper for Grant Grove Village ...

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 Grant Grove Village (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 Grant Grove Village. 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.

Name Variations for Grant Grove Village ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Grant Grove Village.

  • Typical abbreviation for Grant Grove Village: Grant Grv. Vlg. (in Canada, 'Vlge.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Grant Grove Village ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Grant Grove Village.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Grant Grove Village, there are papers which were published within 36 miles [57.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Grant Grove Village.

Cemeteries Near Grant Grove Village ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Grant Grove Village.

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 Grant Grove Village covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  W Squaw Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 23 miles [37 km]  
  SSW Antelope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 24 miles [38.6 km]  
  WSW Smith Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hughes Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 25 miles [40.2 km]  
  WNW Watts Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 26 miles [41.8 km]  
  W Hazelton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 28 miles [45.1 km]  
  SSW Lone Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Acres Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 29 miles [46.7 km]  
  WSW Reedley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW S D A 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>

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

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

Dunlap   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Grant Grove Village
 - Dunlap had a post office and no railroad service
Auckland   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Grant Grove Village
 - Auckland had a post office and no railroad service
Advance - Historic   [Map]
 - While Advance was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Grant Grove Village
 - Advance had a post office and no railroad service
Squaw Valley   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Grant Grove Village
 - Squaw Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Kaweah   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) from Grant Grove Village
 - Kaweah had a post office and railroad service
Three Rivers   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South (S) from Grant Grove Village
 - 1895 population of 276 people
 - Three Rivers had a post office and no railroad service
Orosi   [Map]
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Grant Grove Village
 - Orosi had a post office and no railroad service
Tokay   [Map]
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Grant Grove Village
 - Tokay had railroad service and no post office

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

Grant Grove Village is located in Tulare County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tulare County: Fresno, Inyo, Kern & Kings.

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

Tulare     (The home county for Grant Grove Village)
      Hartland   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Badger   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Stony Creek Village   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Advance - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kaweah   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Three Rivers   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      East Orosi   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Orosi   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Woodlake   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Cutler   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lemon Cove   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sultana   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hume   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pinehurst   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Miramonte   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Dunlap   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Squaw Valley   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kanawyers - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Orange Cove   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Piedra   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Gravesboro   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bretz Mill   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Minkler   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Seven Pines - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Camp Sabrina - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Parchers Camp - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aspendell   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Glacier Lodge - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      South Fork / Mountain View   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cedar Crest   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Grant Grove Village:

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 Tulare County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fresno County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Inyo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nevada County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Tulare County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tulare County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Grant Grove Village. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Grant Grove Village) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Grant Grove Village. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grant Grove Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grant Grove Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7399, Longitude: -118.9626     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Grant Grove Village have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Grant Grove Village, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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