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Our Genealogical Helper for Harrington ...

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 Harrington (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 Harrington. 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 Harrington ...

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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Harrington.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Harrington, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Harrington.

Cemeteries Near Harrington ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Harrington.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Arbuckle Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Arbuckle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNE Grand Island Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  NNE Meridian Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  NNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  NE Stohlman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  SE Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 18 miles [29 km]  
  S Capay Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 19 miles [30.6 km]  
  SE Knights Landing Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 20 miles [32.2 km]  
  NE Sutter Cemetery   [Map]     


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, Harrington had railroad service and no post office.

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

College City   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Harrington
 - 1895 population of 387 people
 - College City had a post office and no railroad service
Arbuckle   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Harrington
 - 1895 population of 375 people
 - Arbuckle had a post office and railroad service
Dunnigan   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Harrington
 - 1895 population of 214 people
 - Dunnigan had a post office and railroad service
Genevra   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Harrington
 - Genevra had railroad service and no post office
Grand Island   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Harrington
 - 1895 population of 103 people
 - Grand Island had a post office and no railroad service
Grimes   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Harrington
 - Grimes had a post office and no railroad service
Cranmore   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Harrington
 - Cranmore had a post office and no railroad service
Rumsey   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Harrington
 - Rumsey 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 Harrington. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Harrington 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 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.

Harrington is located in Colusa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colusa County: Butte, Glenn, Lake, Sutter & Yolo.

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

Colusa     (The home county for Harrington)
      College City   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Grimes   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Williams   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Colusa   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Colusa Rancheria   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wilbur Springs   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Maxwell   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Leesville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lodoga   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stonyford   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gridley   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bigg's   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Robinsons Corner   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      East Biggs   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Honcut   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Richvale   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Afton   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Butte City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glenn   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Willows   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hidden Valley Lake   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lower Lake   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clearlake   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clearlake Park   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clearlake Oaks   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Middletown   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pole Garden - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cobb   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glenhaven   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Salminas Resort   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glenview   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Spanish Flat   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pope Valley   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Angwin   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Calistoga   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Saint Helena   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rutherford   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Woodleaf   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Riego   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sheridan   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Whitney - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elverta   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rio Linda   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Antelope   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ben Ali   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      North Highlands   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sabre City   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sacramento   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sutterville - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Foothill Farms   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Town and Country Village   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Santa Cruz
      Live Oak   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dixon   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartley   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Meridian   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Robbins   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Sutter   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tierra Buena   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bogue   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      South Yuba City   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Nicolas   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nicolaus   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Yuba City   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rio Oso   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Live Oak   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hershey   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Dunnigan   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Rumsey   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Zamora   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Guinda   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brooks   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Capay   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Esparto   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Madison   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Knights Landing   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Yolo   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Winters   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Plumas Landing - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Alicia   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Olivehurst   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Binney Junction   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Marysville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Linda   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ostrom - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dantoni   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wheatland   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Iowa City   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Browns Valley   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Loma Rica   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 - 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 Harrington:

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 Colusa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Butte County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Glenn 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    
Placer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sacramento County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Santa Cruz County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Solano County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sutter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Yolo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Yuba County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Harrington ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of California

About Colusa County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harrington. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9622, Longitude: -122.0202     [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 Harrington, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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