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Heather Glen, California

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Our Genealogical Helper for Heather Glen ...

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 Heather Glen (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 Heather Glen. 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.

Name Variations for Heather Glen ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Heather Glen.

  • Typical abbreviation for Heather Glen: Heather Gln.

Newspapers Published in Heather Glen ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Heather Glen.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Heather Glen, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Heather Glen.

Cemeteries Near Heather Glen ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Heather Glen.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Colfax Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Colfax Indian Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Spanish Dry Diggings Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Lone Star Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW New Auburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Auburn District Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Greenwood Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Foresthill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Foresthill Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Iowa Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Georgetown Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Josephine Mine 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.<3>

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

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

Weimar   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Heather Glen
 - Weimar had a post office and no railroad service
Clipper Gap   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Heather Glen
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Clipper Gap had a post office and railroad service
Colfax   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Heather Glen
 - 1895 population of 670 people (with 2,004 people in 2016)
 - Colfax had a post office and railroad service
Yankee Jims   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Heather Glen
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Yankee Jims had a post office and no railroad service
Chicago Park   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Heather Glen
 - Chicago Park had a post office and railroad service
Wolf   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Heather Glen
 - Wolf had a post office and no railroad service
Auburn   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Heather Glen
 - 1895 population of 1,595 people (with 13,963 people in 2016)
 - Auburn had a post office and railroad service
Georgetown   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Heather Glen
 - 1895 population of 320 people
 - Georgetown 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 Heather Glen. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Heather Glen 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 hospitals and 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.

Heather Glen is located in Placer County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Placer County: El Dorado, Nevada, Sacramento, Sutter, Yuba, Carson City (NV), Douglas (NV) & Washoe (NV).

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

Placer     (The home county for Heather Glen)
      Weimar   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Applegate   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Meadow Vista   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Clipper Gap   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Colfax   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Yankee Jims   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Chicago Park - Historic   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bowman   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Foresthill   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Iowa Hill   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      North Auburn   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Secret Town   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      River Pines   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fiddletown   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Drytown   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clipper Mills   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oroleve   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Honcut   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Forbestown   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Robinson Mill   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
El Dorado
      Greenwood   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Georgetown   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pilot Hill   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Garden Valley   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Coloma   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lotus   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Quintette   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Equestrian Village   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Waterford Village   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Marina Village   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Summit Village   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Winterhaven Village   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crown Village   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lake of the Pines   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Chicago Park   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Alta Sierra   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cedar Ridge   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      You Bet - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Grass Valley   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gold Flat   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Nevada City   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Penn Valley   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rough and Ready   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Nevada City Rancheria   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Newtown   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mormon Island - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Represa   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Folsom   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Citrus Heights   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Orangevale   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Prairie City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Natoma   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sabre City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Antelope   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fair Oaks   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Foothill Farms   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gold River   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      North Highlands   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Santa Cruz
      Live Oak   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Valley - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alleghany   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Forest   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brandy City - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Goodyears Bar   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Downieville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rio Oso   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Nicolas   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nicolaus   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bogue   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      South Yuba City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Yuba City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tierra Buena   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Live Oak   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Robbins   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Smartville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Timbuctoo - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wheatland   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Browns Valley   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dobbins   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oregon House   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ostrom - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Camptonville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Loma Rica   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dantoni   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Linda   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Olivehurst   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alicia   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

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 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 Heather Glen:

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 Placer County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Amador County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butte County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
El Dorado County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nevada 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    
Shasta 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 Placer County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for California     Cemetery Wiki for California
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of California,     of Placer 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 ...

Find a Community located in California

About Placer County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Placer County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Heather Glen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0182, Longitude: -120.9819     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Heather Glen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Heather Glen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Heather Glen.