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Hacienda, California

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The location of Hacienda

Our Genealogy Helper for Hacienda ...

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 Hacienda (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Hacienda. 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.

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Hacienda is located in Sonoma County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sonoma County: Contra Costa, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa & Solano.

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

Sonoma     (The home county for Hacienda)
  Forestville   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Rio Nido   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Guerneville   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Trenton   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Monte Rio   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Villa Grande   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Windsor   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Camp Meeker   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Graton   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Occidental   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Duncans Mills   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Camp Rose   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Middletown   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cobb   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Salminas Resort   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Glenview   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hidden Valley Lake   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Kelseyville   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lower Lake   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Finley   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Soda Bay   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Clearlake Park   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Clearlake   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dillon Beach   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Tomales   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Nicks Cove   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Marshall   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Inverness   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Millerton   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Point Reyes Station   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Nicasio   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Olema   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Novato   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Old Town   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Black Point-Green Point   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hermitage - Historic   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Yorkville   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hopland   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Gualala   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Anchor Bay   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Woodleaf   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Calistoga   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Deer Park   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Saint Helena   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Angwin   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pope Valley   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rutherford   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oakville   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Yountville   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Napa   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Spanish Flat   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Hacienda ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hacienda.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Hacienda covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW McPeak Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Forestview Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Redwood Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Green Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Gilliam Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Santa Rosa Memorial Park - Shiloh Road Addition   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Duncans Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Druids Occidental Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Steele Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fulton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Mound Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Sebastopol Memorial Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Faught Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Pleasant Hills Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Hacienda ...

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 81 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hacienda.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hacienda, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hacienda.

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 Hacienda in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hacienda.

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

Forestville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hacienda
 - 1895 population of 184 people
 - Forestville had a post office and railroad service
Guerneville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Hacienda
 - 1895 population of 633 people
 - Guerneville had a post office and railroad service
Trenton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hacienda
 - Trenton had a post office and no railroad service
Windsor   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hacienda
 - 1895 population of 483 people (with 27,548 people in 2017)
 - Windsor had a post office and railroad service
Duncans Mills   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hacienda
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Duncans Mills had a post office and railroad service
Occidental   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Hacienda
 - 1895 population of 516 people
 - Occidental had a post office and no railroad service
Fulton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Hacienda
 - 1895 population of 194 people
 - Fulton had a post office and railroad service
Cazadero   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Hacienda
 - Cazadero had a post office and railroad service
Freestone   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Hacienda
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Freestone 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 Hacienda. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hacienda in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Hacienda:

These websites are specific to California:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Sonoma County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Lake County:     Cyndi's



Marin County:     Cyndi's



Mendocino County:     Cyndi's



Napa County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

Search for a Community located in California

About Sonoma County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sonoma 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. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hacienda) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hacienda. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5113, Longitude: -122.9278     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hacienda 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 Hacienda, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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