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Our Genealogical Helper for Hawkins ...

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

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

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 Hawkins.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hawkins, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hawkins.

Cemeteries Near Hawkins ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hawkins.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Lindsay - Strathmore Public Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Deep Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Woodville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  SSE Porterville Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  S St. Anne's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Lone Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  SSE Vandalia Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Antelope Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  W Tulare Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  ESE Crabtree Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Visalia 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 Hawkins in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hawkins.

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

Lindsay   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Hawkins
 - Lindsay had a post office and railroad service
 
Exeter   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hawkins
 - Exeter had a post office and railroad service
 
Yokohl   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Hawkins
 - Yokohl had a post office and no railroad service
 
Farmersville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hawkins
 - 1895 population of 117 people (with 10,778 people in 2017)
 - Farmersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Porterville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Hawkins
 - 1895 population of 606 people (with 59,145 people in 2017)
 - Porterville had a post office and railroad service
 
Woodville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hawkins
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Woodville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poplar   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hawkins
 - Poplar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Plano   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hawkins
 - 1895 population of 106 people
 - Plano had a post office and no railroad service
 
Milo   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Hawkins
 - Milo 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 Hawkins. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hawkins 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.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tulare County: Fresno, Inyo, Kern & Kings.

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

  DirectionDistance
Tulare     (The home county for Hawkins)
      Lindsay   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Gillete - Historic   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Strathmore   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Exeter   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      East Farmersville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Farmersville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Porterville   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lemon Cove   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Poplar   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      East Porterville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Loma   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Woodlake Junction   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Fresno
      Orange Cove   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Miramonte   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pinehurst   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kingsburg   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Reedley   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dunlap   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Squaw Valley   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Laton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Parlier   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Selma   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hume   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Minkler   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Kern
      Delano   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vinland   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Woody   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McFarland   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glennville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Kings
      Corcoran   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Home Garden   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hanford   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Armona   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hardwick   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lemoore   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 Hawkins:

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 Tulare County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fresno County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kern County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kings County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of California,     of Tulare County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for California
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for California
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of California,     of Tulare 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 Tulare County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Tulare County: www.co.tulare.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



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 Hawkins, 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' distance that begins in Hawkins. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hawkins) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hawkins. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2205, Longitude: -119.0693     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hawkins 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: findagrave.com.

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This page was last modified: 03 Dec 2018
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