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Our Genealogical Helper for Hart ...

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

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

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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hart.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hart, 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 Hart.

Cemeteries Near Hart ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hart.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Buckeye Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  E Churntown Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Central Valley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Shasta Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Shasta Union Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Redding Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Whiskeytown Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Houston Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Middletown Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Lawncrest Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Texas Springs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW French Gulch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW French Gulch Catholic 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.

Hart itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Copley - Historic   [Map]
 - While Copley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Hart
 - Copley had a post office and railroad service
Buckeye   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hart
 - Buckeye had a post office and no railroad service
Waugh - Historic   [Map]
 - While Waugh was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Hart
 - Waugh had a post office and no railroad service
Shasta   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hart
 - Shasta had a post office and no railroad service
Kennett - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kennett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hart
 - Kennett had a post office and railroad service
Redding   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hart
 - 1895 population of 1,821 people (with 91,794 people in 2017)
 - Redding had a post office and railroad service
Morley - Historic   [Map]
 - While Morley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hart
 - Morley had railroad service and no post office
Girvan   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hart
 - Girvan 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 Hart. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hart 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 northwest 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 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 Hart is historic, it would have been located within present day Shasta County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shasta County: Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Siskiyou, Tehama & Trinity.

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

Shasta     (The home county for Hart)
      Whitehouse - Historic   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Churntown - Historic   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Copley - Historic   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Matheson - Historic   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Newtown   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Summit City - Historic   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Keswick   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Buckeye   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Project City - Historic   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Toyon - Historic   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Kilna - Historic   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Fielding - Historic   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Iron Mountain - Historic   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Dunsmuir   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hooker   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bend   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dales   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Manton   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Red Bluff   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Paynes Creek   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lewiston   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Trinity Center   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Douglas City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Weaverville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Junction City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Helena - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wildwood   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hayfork   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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 Shasta County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Siskiyou County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tehama County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Trinity County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

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

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 Hart:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Hart.
      See our Misc Page for Hart for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in California

About Shasta County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Shasta 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 Hart, 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 that begins in Hart. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hart) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hart. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6646, Longitude: -122.4408     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hart 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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