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Our Genealogical Helper for Henley ...

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 Henley (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 Henley. 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 Henley ...

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 101 newspapers that have been published in the area around Henley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Henley, there are papers which were published within 50 miles [80.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Henley.

Cemeteries Near Henley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Henley.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Henley - Hornbrook Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Kanaka Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  S Montague Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  SSW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  SE Little Shasta Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hill Dunn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  S Julien Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 18 miles [29 km]  
  NNE Pinehurst Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 19 miles [30.6 km]  
  NNW Wells Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 20 miles [32.2 km]  
  NNW Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Mt. View 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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Henley had a population of 192 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Ager   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Henley
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - Ager had a post office and railroad service
Gottsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Henley
 - Gottsville had a post office and no railroad service
Gregory (OR)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Henley
 - Gregory had railroad service and no post office
Bogus - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bogus was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Henley
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Bogus had a post office and no railroad service
Colestin (OR)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Henley
 - Colestin had railroad service and no post office
Yreka   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Henley
 - 1895 population of 1,100 people (with 7,600 people in 2017)
 - Yreka had a post office and railroad service
Montague   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Henley
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 1,406 people in 2017)
 - Montague had a post office and railroad service
Steinman (OR)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Henley
 - Steinman 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 Henley. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Henley 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Henley 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 Henley. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Henley:

Siskiyou     (The home county for Henley)
      Hornbrook   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Ager   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Bogus - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Montague   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Yreka   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Klamath River   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grenada   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Big Springs   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fort Jones   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Scott Bar   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gazelle   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hamburg   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greenview   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Jackson (OR)
      Ashland (OR)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Shale City (OR)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Talent (OR)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Phoenix (OR)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Buncom (OR)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sterlingville (OR) - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Medford (OR)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ruch (OR)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jacksonville (OR)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Central Point (OR)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Applegate (OR)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      White City (OR)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eagle Point (OR)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Klamath (OR)
      Keno (OR)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Worden (OR)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 Henley:

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    
Klamath 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     Cemetery Wiki for California
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Henley ...

While our initial data for Henley came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Henley in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Henley.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Henley:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Henley.
      See our Misc Page for Henley for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for California

About Siskiyou County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Siskiyou County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Henley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9021, Longitude: -122.5634     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Henley 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 Henley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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