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Hardin, California

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hardin ...

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

We've added Hardin to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Hardin, 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 Hardin (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 Hardin. 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 Hardin ...

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 121 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hardin.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hardin, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hardin.

Cemeteries Near Hardin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hardin.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Cloverdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Glenbrook Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  NNE Stone & Kelsey Gravesite   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Kelseyville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Kelsay Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNE Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  S Olive Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  WNW Hopland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  S Long Ranch Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Beeson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hartley 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.

While we didn't find Hardin in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hardin.

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

Highland Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Hardin
 - Highland Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Preston   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hardin
 - Preston had a post office and railroad service
Glenbrook   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hardin
 - 1895 population of 139 people
 - Glenbrook had a post office and no railroad service
Kelseyville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hardin
 - 1895 population of 282 people
 - Kelseyville had a post office and no railroad service
Cloverdale   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hardin
 - 1895 population of 763 people (with 8,801 people in 2016)
 - Cloverdale had a post office and railroad service
Asti   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hardin
 - Asti had a post office and railroad service
Pieta   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hardin
 - Pieta had a post office and no railroad service
Geyserville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Hardin
 - 1895 population of 246 people
 - Geyserville 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 Hardin. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hardin 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and 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.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mendocino County: Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Sonoma, Tehama & Trinity.

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

Mendocino     (The home county for Hardin)
      Hopland   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hermitage - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Yorkville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Talmage   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hemlock Ranch   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ukiah   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boonville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Calpella   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Redwood Valley   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Philo   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Potter Valley   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gualala   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wilbur Springs   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Leesville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stonyford   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Glenview   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Kelseyville   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Salminas Resort   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cobb   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Finley   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Soda Bay   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lakeport   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Glenhaven   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      North Lakeport   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clearlake Park   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clearlake   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lower Lake   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Woodleaf   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Calistoga   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pope Valley   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Angwin   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Helena   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rutherford   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Geyserville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Healdsburg   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Camp Rose   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Windsor   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rio Nido   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mark West Springs   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cazadero   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Guerneville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Annapolis   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rumsey   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Guinda   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 Hardin:

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 Mendocino County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colusa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lake County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Napa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sonoma County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Yolo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

Cities, Towns and Villages of California

About Mendocino County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Mendocino County:

The official website for State of California:

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 Hardin, 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 beginning in Hardin. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hardin) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hardin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8727, Longitude: -122.8942     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hardin 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:

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hardin.