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Our Genealogical Helper for Green Valley Acres ...

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 Green Valley Acres (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 Green Valley Acres. 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 Green Valley Acres ...

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 Green Valley Acres.

  • Typical abbreviation for Green Valley Acres: Green Vly. Acres (or less commonly used: Green Vally. Acres or Green Vlly. Acres)

Newspapers Published in Green Valley Acres ...

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 68 newspapers that have been published in the area around Green Valley Acres.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Green Valley Acres, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Green Valley Acres.

Cemeteries Near Green Valley Acres ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Green Valley Acres.

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 Green Valley Acres covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Mormon Island Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Clarksville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Jayhawk Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Lakeside Memorial Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNE Pilot Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Vernon Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Bryant Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Uniontown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  WSW Fair Oaks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Newcastle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE James Marshall Gravesite   [Map]     
  WNW Roseville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sylvan 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 Green Valley Acres in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Green Valley Acres.

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

Salmon Falls - Historic   [Map]
 - While Salmon Falls was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Green Valley Acres
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Salmon Falls had a post office and no railroad service
Clarksville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Green Valley Acres
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Clarksville had a post office and no railroad service
White Rock   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Green Valley Acres
 - White Rock had railroad service and no post office
Natoma   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Green Valley Acres
 - Natoma had a post office and railroad service
Shingle Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Green Valley Acres
 - 1895 population of 197 people
 - Shingle Springs had a post office and railroad service
Orangevale   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Green Valley Acres
 - Orangevale had a post office and no railroad service
Alder Creek   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Green Valley Acres
 - Alder Creek had railroad service and no post office
Pilot Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Green Valley Acres
 - Pilot Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Loomis   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Green Valley Acres
 - Loomis 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 Green Valley Acres. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Green Valley Acres 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Green Valley Acres is located in El Dorado County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of El Dorado County: Alpine, Amador, Placer, Sacramento & Douglas (NV).

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

El Dorado     (The home county for Green Valley Acres)
      Equestrian Village   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Winterhaven Village   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Highland Village   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Franciscan Village   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Oak Tree Village   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Marina Village   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Summit Village   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      El Dorado Hills   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Governors Village   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Stonegate Village   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Crown Village   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Saint Andrews Village   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Lakeridge Oaks   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      May - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      River Pines   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Drytown   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fiddletown   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Amador City   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ione   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sutter Creek   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Martell   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Volcano   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Camanche Village   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Big Bar   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oregon Bar - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mokelumne Hill   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Campo Seco   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wallace   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burson   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sandy Gulch   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wilseyville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Valley Springs   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rail Road Flat   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lake of the Pines   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alta Sierra   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chicago Park   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cedar Ridge   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grass Valley   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      The Oaks   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Penn Valley   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rough and Ready   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      You Bet - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gold Flat   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lake Wildwood   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Newtown   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Granite Bay   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Loomis   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Penryn   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rocklin   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Newcastle   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Roseville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bowman   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      North Auburn   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Virginiatown   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Whitney - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Mormon Island - Historic   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Folsom   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Represa   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Prairie City   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Natoma   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Orangevale   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fair Oaks   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gold River   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Citrus Heights   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rancho Murieta   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rancho Cordova   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Carmichael   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Antelope   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
San Joaquin
      Clements   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mokelumne City - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Acampo   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lockeford   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Thornton   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Taison   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      North Woodbridge   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      South Woodbridge   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Victor   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Woodbridge   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Nicolas   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Nicolaus   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rio Oso   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Robbins   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bogue   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Broderick   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bryte   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      West Sacramento   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      El Macero   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Knights Landing   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Davis   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Yolo   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wheatland   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ostrom - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Plumas Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smartville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Olivehurst   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Timbuctoo - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alicia   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Linda   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dantoni   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Browns Valley   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 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 Green Valley Acres:

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 El Dorado County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Amador County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calaveras County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nevada County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Placer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sacramento County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Joaquin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sutter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Yolo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Yuba County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

Find a Community in California

About El Dorado County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Green Valley Acres. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for El Dorado County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Green Valley Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7124, Longitude: -121.0719     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Green Valley Acres 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 Green Valley Acres, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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