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Grenada, California

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Our Genealogical Helper for Grenada ...

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 Grenada (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 Grenada. 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 Grenada ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Grenada.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Grenada, there are papers which were published within 50 miles [80.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Grenada.

Cemeteries Near Grenada ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Grenada.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Julien Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Montague Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Little Shasta Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Gazelle Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Foulke Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  SSE Arbaugh - Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  SSE Winema Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 18 miles [29 km]  
  NW Kanaka Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Henley - Hornbrook Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 24 miles [38.6 km]  
  SSE Mt. Shasta Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  


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 in 1895, Grenada had railroad service and no post office.

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

Montague   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Grenada
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 1,399 people in 2016)
 - Montague had a post office and railroad service
Gazelle   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Grenada
 - Gazelle had a post office and railroad service
Little Shasta   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Grenada
 - Little Shasta had a post office and no railroad service
Yreka   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Grenada
 - 1895 population of 1,100 people (with 7,596 people in 2016)
 - Yreka had a post office and railroad service
Edgewood   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Grenada
 - 1895 population of 227 people
 - Edgewood had a post office and railroad service
Ager   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Grenada
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - Ager had a post office and railroad service
Fort Jones   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) from Grenada
 - 1895 population of 266 people (with 688 people in 2016)
 - Fort Jones had a post office and no railroad service
Henley   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Grenada
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - Henley had a post office and no railroad service

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

Grenada is located in Siskiyou County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Siskiyou County: Del Norte, Humboldt, Modoc, Shasta, Trinity, Jackson (OR), Josephine (OR) & Klamath (OR).

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

Siskiyou     (The home county for Grenada)
      Montague   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Big Springs   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Yreka   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gazelle   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Edgewood   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ager   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Carrick   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Weed   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fort Jones   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hornbrook   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Greenview   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bogus - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Klamath River   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Castle Crags - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Castella   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sweetbriar   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Conant - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flume - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sims   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jackson (OR)
      Ashland (OR)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 - 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 Grenada:

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 Siskiyou County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Shasta County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (OR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of California,     of Siskiyou County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for California     Cemetery Wiki for California
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of California,     of Siskiyou 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
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Grenada ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within California

About Siskiyou County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Siskiyou 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 Grenada. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Grenada) 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 Grenada. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grenada

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grenada. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6456, Longitude: -122.5238     [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 Grenada, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Grenada.