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Harmony Borax Works, California

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Our Genealogy Helper for Harmony Borax Works ...

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

We've added Harmony Borax Works to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Harmony Borax Works, 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 Harmony Borax Works (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 Harmony Borax Works. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Harmony Borax Works is historic, it would have been located within present day Inyo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Inyo County: Fresno, Kern, Mono, San Bernardino, Tulare, Clark (NV), Esmeralda (NV) & Nye (NV).

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

Inyo     (The home county for Harmony Borax Works)
  Furnace Creek   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles<2>
  Park Village   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Schwab - Historic   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Chloride City - Historic   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ryan - Historic   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Harrisburg - Historic   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Skidoo - Historic   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Stovepipe Wells   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Eagle Borax Works - Historic   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Death Valley Charcoal Kilns - Historic   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Scranton - Historic   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Greenwater - Historic   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Nye (NV)
  Carrara (NV) - Historic   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Amargosa Valley (NV)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rhyolite (NV) - Historic   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Beatty (NV)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hot Springs (NV)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Crystal (NV)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Amargosa (NV) - Historic   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Harmony Borax Works ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Harmony Borax Works.

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 Harmony Borax Works covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Schwab Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NW Jean Lemoigne Gravesite   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  W Skidoo Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 18 miles [29 km]  
  S Dayton Harris Gravesite   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 23 miles [37 km]  
  ENE Amargosa Desert Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 25 miles [40.2 km]  
  SE Greenwater Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 27 miles [43.5 km]  
  N Bullfrog - Rhyolite Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 28 miles [45.1 km]  
  ESE Death Valley Junction Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Death Valley Junction Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 29 miles [46.7 km]  
  NNE Desert Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 35 miles [56.3 km]  
  SW Ballarat Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Harmony Borax Works ...

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 15 newspapers that have been published in the area around Harmony Borax Works.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Harmony Borax Works, there are papers which were published within 42 miles [67.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Harmony Borax Works.

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

Panamint City - Historic   [Map]
 - While Panamint City was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Harmony Borax Works
 - Panamint City 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 Harmony Borax Works. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Harmony Borax Works 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 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 - 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 Harmony Borax Works:

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 Inyo County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Nye County (NV):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in California

About Inyo County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Inyo 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 Harmony Borax Works, 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Harmony Borax Works) 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 Harmony Borax Works. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Harmony Borax Works

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harmony Borax Works. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4798, Longitude: -116.8742     [Map].

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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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