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Our Genealogical Helper for Grapeland ...

So far, we have found very little information about Grapeland. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Grapeland to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Grapeland, please Contact Us.




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 Grapeland (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 Grapeland. 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 Grapeland ...

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 107 newspapers that have been published in the area around Grapeland.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Grapeland, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Grapeland.

Cemeteries Near Grapeland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Grapeland.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Veterans Memorial Park   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Rialto Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Green Acres Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Hermosa Gardens Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Agua Mansa Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Campo Santo Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Home of Eternity Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pioneer Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  SE Montecito Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


       

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.

Grapeland itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having railroad service and no post office.

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

Etiwanda   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Grapeland
 - Etiwanda had a post office and railroad service
 
Rialto   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Grapeland
 - Rialto had a post office and railroad service
 
Declez   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Grapeland
 - Declez had railroad service and no post office
 
Rochester   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Grapeland
 - Rochester had a post office and no railroad service
 
North Cucamonga   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Grapeland
 - North Cucamonga had a post office and railroad service
 
Declezville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Grapeland
 - Declezville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cajon   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Grapeland
 - Cajon had a post office and railroad service
 
Colton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Grapeland
 - 1895 population of 1,315 people (with 54,828 people in 2017)
 - Colton had a post office and railroad service
 
San Bernardino   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Grapeland
 - 1895 population of 4,012 people (with 216,995 people in 2017)
 - San Bernardino had a post office and railroad service
 
Cucamonga   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Grapeland
 - 1895 population of 94 people
 - Cucamonga 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 Grapeland. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Grapeland 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Grapeland is historic, it would have been located within present day San Bernardino County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of San Bernardino County: La Paz (AZ), Mohave (AZ), Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside & Clark (NV).

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

  DirectionDistance
San Bernardino     (The home county for Grapeland)
      Fontana   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Etiwanda   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Devore Heights   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Rialto   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Muscoy   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bloomington   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Serrano Village   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lytle Creek   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rancho Cucamonga   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Southridge Village   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      West Colton   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Alta Loma   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
 
Los Angeles
      Mount Baldy   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Claremont   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pomona   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      La Verne   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Big Pines   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      San Dimas   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Diamond Bar   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Charter Oak   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Glendora   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Falling Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Azusa   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Citrus   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Orange
      Beeks Place - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Anaheim Hills   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Yorba Linda   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Silverado Canyon - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Silverado   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brea   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Placentia   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Villa Park   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cowan Heights   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      La Habra   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Panorama Heights   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Riverside
      Glen Avon   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sunnyslope   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      De Anza Village   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Jurupa Valley   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rubidoux   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mira Loma   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pedley   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Highgrove   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bannockburn Village   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Eastvale   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - although 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 Grapeland:

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 San Bernardino County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Los Angeles County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Orange County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Riverside County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of California,     of San Bernardino County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for California
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for California
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of California,     of San Bernardino 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 Grapeland ...

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

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 Grapeland:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Grapeland.
      See our Misc Page for Grapeland for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for San Bernardino County: www.sbcounty.gov/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>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 Grapeland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Grapeland. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Grapeland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grapeland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1589, Longitude: -117.4542     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Grapeland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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.

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