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Hercraff Place, California

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Our Genealogical Helper for Hercraff Place ...

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 Hercraff Place (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 Hercraff Place. 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 Hercraff Place ...

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 Hercraff Place.

  • Typical abbreviation for Hercraff Place: Hercraff Pl. (or less commonly used: Hercraff Plc.)

Newspapers Published in Hercraff Place ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hercraff Place.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hercraff Place, there are papers which were published within 33 miles [53.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hercraff Place.

Cemeteries Near Hercraff Place ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hercraff Place.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  S Lowrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pinckney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  E St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  E Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 18 miles [29 km]  
  N Ono Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Philpott Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Fann - Slaughter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Cottonwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Cloverdale Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Northern California Veterans Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 20 miles [32.2 km]  
  NE Anderson District Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW St. Herman of Alaska Monastery 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 Hercraff Place in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hercraff Place.

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

Hooker   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hercraff Place
 - Hooker had railroad service and no post office
Gas Point - Historic   [Map]
 - While Gas Point was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Hercraff Place
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Gas Point had a post office and no railroad service
Red Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Hercraff Place
 - 1895 population of 2,608 people (with 14,158 people in 2016)
 - Red Bluff had a post office and railroad service
Olinda   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hercraff Place
 - Olinda had a post office and no railroad service
Ono   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) from Hercraff Place
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Ono had a post office and no railroad service
Cottonwood   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hercraff Place
 - 1895 population of 269 people
 - Cottonwood had a post office and no railroad service
Rawson   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hercraff Place
 - Rawson had railroad service and no post office
Henleyville   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hercraff Place
 - Henleyville 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 Hercraff Place. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hercraff Place 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 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.

Hercraff Place is located in Tehama County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tehama County: Butte, Glenn, Mendocino, Plumas, Shasta & Trinity.

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

Tehama     (The home county for Hercraff Place)
      Rancho Tehama Reserve   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Red Bluff   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bend   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Flournoy   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Proberta   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Paskenta   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gerber   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Tehama   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dales   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Los Molinos   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Corning   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Paynes Creek   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Newville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Copper City   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Capay   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Orland   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Aiken Gulch - Historic   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Smithville - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gas Point - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Olinda   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Ono   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Cottonwood   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Happy Valley   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Beegum   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Agland - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Horsetown - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Briggsville - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Igo   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wildwood   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lewiston   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Douglas City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 Hercraff Place:

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 Tehama County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Glenn County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shasta County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Trinity County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of California,     of Tehama County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for California     Cemetery Wiki for California
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of California,     of Tehama 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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for California

About Tehama County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tehama County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hercraff Place. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2082, Longitude: -122.5458     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hercraff Place 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 Hercraff Place, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Hercraff Place.