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

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

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 75 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hawk Ravine.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hawk Ravine, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hawk Ravine.

Cemeteries Near Hawk Ravine ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hawk Ravine.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thompson Flat Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW Oregon City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Oroville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Upham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Indian Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Brownsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brownsville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  WSW Hamilton 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.

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

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

Hurleton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hawk Ravine
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Hurleton had a post office and no railroad service
Wyandotte   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hawk Ravine
 - Wyandotte had a post office and no railroad service
Enterprise - Historic   [Map]
 - While Enterprise was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hawk Ravine
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Enterprise had a post office and no railroad service
Oroville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Hawk Ravine
 - 1895 population of 1,787 people (with 19,121 people in 2017)
 - Oroville had a post office and railroad service
Palermo   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hawk Ravine
 - Palermo had a post office and railroad service
Bangor   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Hawk Ravine
 - 1895 population of 284 people
 - Bangor had a post office and no railroad service
Forbestown   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Hawk Ravine
 - 1895 population of 222 people
 - Forbestown had a post office and no railroad service
Brownsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hawk Ravine
 - 1895 population of 274 people
 - Brownsville 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 Hawk Ravine. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hawk Ravine 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 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 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 Hawk Ravine is historic, it would have been located within present day Butte County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Butte County: Colusa, Glenn, Plumas, Sutter, Tehama & Yuba.

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

Butte     (The home county for Hawk Ravine)
      Robinson Mill   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Oroville   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      South Oroville   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Oregon City   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Palermo   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Thermalito   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Forbestown   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Berry Creek   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Elsey   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Feather Falls   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Oroville Junction   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Big Bend   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Colusa Rancheria   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Colusa   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grimes   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Afton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Butte City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Glenn   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hamilton City   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Capay   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Artois   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Willows   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Birchville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      North San Juan   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lake Wildwood   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Newtown   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Penn Valley   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rough and Ready   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Nevada City Rancheria   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      The Oaks   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lake City   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blue Tent   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gold Flat   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grass Valley   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sheridan   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chicago Park - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Colfax   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dutch Flat   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gold Run   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Secret Town   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alta   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      La Porte   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Storrie   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bucks Lake   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Little Grass Valley   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tobin   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Meadow Valley   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belden   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Silver Creek - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rich Bar - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Quincy   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      East Quincy   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Twain   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Santa Cruz
      Live Oak   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brandy City - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Queen City   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Goodyears Bar   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alleghany   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Forest   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Downieville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Poker Flat   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Live Oak   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Yuba City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tierra Buena   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      South Yuba City   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sutter   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bogue   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Meridian   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rio Oso   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rackerby   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Brownsville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Challenge   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Loma Rica   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oregon House   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Iowa City   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dobbins   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Strawberry Valley   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Browns Valley   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Camptonville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Timbuctoo - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Smartville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dantoni   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 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 Hawk Ravine:

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 Butte County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colusa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Glenn County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nevada County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Placer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Plumas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Santa Cruz County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sierra County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sutter 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 Butte County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for California     Cemetery Wiki for California
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of California,     of Butte 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 ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Butte 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 Hawk Ravine, 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 starts in Hawk Ravine. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hawk Ravine) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hawk Ravine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5143, Longitude: -121.4391     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hawk Ravine 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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