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Hancock Park, California

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Our Genealogy Helper for Hancock Park ...

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 Hancock Park (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 Hancock Park. 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 northeast 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 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.

Hancock Park is located in Los Angeles County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Los Angeles County: Kern, Orange, San Bernardino & Ventura.

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

Los Angeles     (The home county for Hancock Park)
  Larchmont Village   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Koreatown   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles
  Hollywood   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles
  La Brea   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
  Lafayette Square   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles
  Las Cienegas   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles
  West Hollywood   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Picfair Village   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Cienega   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Baldwin Hills Village   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Culver City   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Beverly Hills   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Century City   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  La Palma   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Buena Park   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Los Alamitos   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  La Habra   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cypress   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rossmoor   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Seal Beach   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Brea   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Stanton   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Barber City   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fullerton   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Surfside   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Anaheim   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
San Bernardino
  Chino Hills   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Los Serranos   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Montclair   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Chino   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ontario   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  San Antonio Heights   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Upland   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Green Valley   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oak Park   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Simi Valley   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Thousand Oaks   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Greenwich Village   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mountclef Village   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Moorpark   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Newbury Park   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Piru   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Casa Conejo   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Leisure Village   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fillmore   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Somis   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Hancock Park ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hancock Park.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Hollywood Forever Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Rosedale Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Sinai Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Hillside Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Los Angeles National Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Westwood Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Inglewood Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Grand View Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Valhalla Memorial Park   [Map]     
  WSW Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Beth Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Home of Peace Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mausoleum of the Golden West   [Map]     
  ESE Serbian Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chinese Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Hancock Park ...

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 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hancock Park.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hancock Park, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hancock Park.

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

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

Palms   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hancock Park
 - Palms had a post office and no railroad service
Los Angeles   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hancock Park
 - 1895 population of 50,395 people (with 3,999,759 people in 2017)
 - Los Angeles had a post office and railroad service
Naud Junction   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Hancock Park
 - Naud Junction had railroad service and no post office
Hyde Park   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Hancock Park
 - Hyde Park had a post office and railroad service
Clement Junction   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hancock Park
 - Clement Junction had railroad service and no post office
Mission Junction   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Hancock Park
 - Mission Junction had railroad service and no post office
Glendale   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hancock Park
 - Glendale had a post office and no railroad service
West Glendale   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hancock Park
 - West Glendale had railroad service and no post office
Inglewood   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Hancock Park
 - Inglewood 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 Hancock Park. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hancock Park in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 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 Hancock Park:

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 Los Angeles County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Orange County:     Cyndi's



San Bernardino County:     Cyndi's



Solano County:     Cyndi's



Ventura County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

About Los Angeles County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Los Angeles 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hancock Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hancock Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0678, Longitude: -118.3326     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hancock Park 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 Hancock Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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