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Our Genealogical Helper for Henry ...

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 Henry (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 Henry. 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 Henry ...

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 99 newspapers that have been published in the area around Henry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Henry, there are papers which were published within 47 miles [75.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Henry.

Cemeteries Near Henry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Henry.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Atascadero Pine Mountain Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Templeton Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Santa Margarita Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  NNW Paso Robles District Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  SW Quintana Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  WSW Cayucos - Morro Bay District Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  SW Los Osos Valley Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Old Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sutcliffe Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  NW Adelaida Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 18 miles [29 km]  
  NE Clark Memorial Park   [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>

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

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

Dove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Henry
 - Dove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Asuncion   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Henry
 - Asuncion had railroad service and no post office
 
Templeton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Henry
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - Templeton had a post office and railroad service
 
Santa Margarita   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Henry
 - Santa Margarita had railroad service and no post office
 
Creston   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Henry
 - Creston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Linne   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Henry
 - Linne had a post office and no railroad service
 
Paso Robles   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Henry
 - 1895 population of 827 people
 - Paso Robles had a post office and railroad service
 
Cayucos   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Henry
 - 1895 population of 316 people
 - Cayucos 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 Henry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Henry 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 doctors 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.

Henry is located in San Luis Obispo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of San Luis Obispo County: Kern, Kings, Monterey, Santa Barbara & Ventura.

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

  DirectionDistance
San Luis Obispo     (The home county for Henry)
      Atascadero   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Templeton   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Creston   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Santa Margarita   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      El Paso de Robles   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Paso Robles   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Oak Park   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wellsona   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      San Luis Obispo   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Morro Bay   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cayucos   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Estrella   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Monterey
      Bradley   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Parkfield   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      San Ardo   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lockwood   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
San Mateo
      Baywood Park   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Santa Barbara
      Guadalupe   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Santa Maria   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Betteravia   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Henry:

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 San Luis Obispo County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Monterey County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Mateo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Santa Barbara County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for San Luis Obispo County: www.co.slo.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' distance from Henry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Henry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Henry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4897, Longitude: -120.6479     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Henry 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: findagrave.com.

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

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This page was last modified: 15 Sep 2018
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