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Our Genealogical Helper for Hawkinsville ...

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 Hawkinsville (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 Hawkinsville. 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 Hawkinsville ...

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 65 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hawkinsville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hawkinsville, there are papers which were published within 49 miles [78.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hawkinsville.

Cemeteries Near Hawkinsville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hawkinsville.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Montague Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Julien Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kanaka Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNE Henley - Hornbrook Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  ESE Little Shasta Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  SSE Gazelle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Foulke Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 21 miles [33.8 km]  
  SSE Arbaugh - Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Horse Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 25 miles [40.2 km]  
  SSE Winema 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.<2>

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

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

Yreka   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hawkinsville
 - 1895 population of 1,100 people (with 7,596 people in 2016)
 - Yreka had a post office and railroad service
 
Montague   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hawkinsville
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 1,399 people in 2016)
 - Montague had a post office and railroad service
 
Grenada   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hawkinsville
 - Grenada had railroad service and no post office
 
Gottsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hawkinsville
 - Gottsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ager   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hawkinsville
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - Ager had a post office and railroad service
 
Henley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hawkinsville
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - Henley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hornbrook   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hawkinsville
 - Hornbrook had a post office and railroad service
 
Little Shasta   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hawkinsville
 - Little Shasta 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 Hawkinsville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hawkinsville 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Hawkinsville is located in Siskiyou County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Siskiyou County: Del Norte, Humboldt, Modoc, Shasta, Trinity, Jackson (OR), Josephine (OR) & Klamath (OR).

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

  DirectionDistance
Siskiyou     (The home county for Hawkinsville)
      Yreka   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Montague   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Grenada   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hornbrook   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ager   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Klamath River   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fort Jones   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Big Springs   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bogus - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gazelle   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oro Fino   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Scott Bar   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Greenview   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Jackson (OR)
      Ashland (OR)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Talent (OR)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Buncom (OR)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shale City (OR)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sterlingville (OR) - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Phoenix (OR)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ruch (OR)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 - 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 Hawkinsville:

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 Siskiyou County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Jackson County (OR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

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Communities in California

About Siskiyou County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Siskiyou County: www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Hawkinsville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hawkinsville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hawkinsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7607, Longitude: -122.6220     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hawkinsville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Hawkinsville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hawkinsville.



 
 
 

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