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Our Genealogical Helper for Hebron ...

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

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

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 186 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hebron.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hebron, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hebron.

Cemeteries Near Hebron ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hebron.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Monument Hill Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Knights Landing Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  S Tremont Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  W Cottonwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  SE Masonic Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Odd Fellows Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  ESE St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sunset Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Grove 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 Hebron in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hebron.

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

Woodland   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Hebron
 - 1895 population of 3,069 people (with 60,012 people in 2017)
 - Woodland had a post office and railroad service
Mullen - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mullen was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hebron
 - Mullen had railroad service and no post office
Merritt   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hebron
 - Merritt had railroad service and no post office
Yolo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hebron
 - 1895 population of 289 people
 - Yolo had a post office and railroad service
Plainfield   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hebron
 - 1895 population of 147 people
 - Plainfield had a post office and no railroad service
Swingle   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hebron
 - Swingle had railroad service and no post office
Webster   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hebron
 - Webster had railroad service and no post office
Knights Landing   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Hebron
 - 1895 population of 287 people
 - Knights Landing had railroad service and no post office
Davis   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Hebron
 - Davis 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 Hebron. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hebron 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 Hebron is historic, it would have been located within present day Yolo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Yolo County: Colusa, Lake, Napa, Sacramento, Solano & Sutter.

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

Yolo     (The home county for Hebron)
      Woodland   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Yolo   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Knights Landing   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Davis   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      El Macero   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Zamora   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bryte   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Broderick   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      West Sacramento   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Madison   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Esparto   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Winters   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Harrington   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      College City   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grimes   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Colusa   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Williams   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
El Dorado
      Lakeridge Oaks   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crown Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      El Dorado Hills   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Franciscan Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Governors Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      La Cresta Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Marina Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ridgeview Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Andrews Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Summit Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crescent Ridge Village   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Equestrian Village   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spanish Flat   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pope Valley   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Yountville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Angwin   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Napa   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rutherford   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Riego   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Roseville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Whitney - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rocklin   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sheridan   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Granite Bay   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Loomis   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Virginiatown   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Penryn   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Newcastle   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elverta   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sacramento   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sutterville - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rio Linda   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ben Ali   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Town and Country Village   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Parkway-South Sacramento   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Antelope   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arden   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      North Highlands   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Foothill Farms   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sabre City   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
San Joaquin
      Mokelumne City - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Thornton   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Taison   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Terminous   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dixon   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hartley   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elmira   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Leisure Town   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vacaville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cannon - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Travis Field   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Solano City - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fairfield   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mankas Corner   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Suisun City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rio Vista   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Robbins   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Nicolas   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Nicolaus   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rio Oso   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bogue   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      South Yuba City   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tierra Buena   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Yuba City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Meridian   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sutter   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Plumas Landing - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wheatland   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ostrom - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alicia   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Olivehurst   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Linda   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Marysville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Binney Junction   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dantoni   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 Hebron:

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 Yolo County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colusa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
El Dorado County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Napa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Placer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sacramento County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Joaquin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Solano 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 Yolo County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for California     Cemetery Wiki for California
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of California,     of Yolo 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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About Yolo County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hebron. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6774, Longitude: -121.7286     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hebron 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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