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Hermitage, California

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Our Genealogy Helper for Hermitage ...

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

We've added Hermitage to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Hermitage, 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 Hermitage (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Hermitage. 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.

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.

Although our information shows that the community of Hermitage is historic, it would have been located within present day Mendocino County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mendocino County: Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Sonoma, Tehama & Trinity.

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

Mendocino     (The home county for Hermitage)
  Yorkville   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<2>
  Hopland   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Boonville   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Talmage   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Philo   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ukiah   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Gualala   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  The Forks   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Anchor Bay   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Signal Port   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Calpella   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Hemlock Ranch   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Navarro   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lakeport   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Finley   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  North Lakeport   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Kelseyville   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Saratoga Springs   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Soda Bay   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Witter Springs - Historic   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Glenview   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Robinson Rancheria   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Upper Lake   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Nice   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cobb   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lucerne   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Woodleaf   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Calistoga   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cloverdale   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Annapolis   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Sea Ranch   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Stewarts Point   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Geyserville   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cazadero   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Fort Ross   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Healdsburg   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Camp Rose   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rio Nido   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Guerneville   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Duncans Mills   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Jenner   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Hermitage ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hermitage.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Hermitage covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Ornbaun Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Hopland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  ESE Cloverdale Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  NW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  NNE Indian Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  SSW Annapolis Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  S Sugarloaf Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 18 miles [29 km]  
  N Ukiah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shields Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 19 miles [30.6 km]  
  WSW Bourn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Stewarts Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pinoleville Rancheria Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hartley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Hermitage ...

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 92 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hermitage.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hermitage, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hermitage.

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.

Hermitage itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Hopland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hermitage
 - 1895 population of 417 people
 - Hopland had railroad service and no post office
Pieta   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hermitage
 - Pieta had a post office and no railroad service
Largo   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hermitage
 - Largo had a post office and railroad service
Preston   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hermitage
 - Preston had a post office and railroad service
Boonville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hermitage
 - 1895 population of 285 people
 - Boonville had a post office and no railroad service
Cloverdale   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hermitage
 - 1895 population of 763 people (with 8,803 people in 2017)
 - Cloverdale had a post office and railroad service
Asti   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hermitage
 - Asti had a post office and railroad service
Highland Springs   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Hermitage
 - Highland Springs 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 Hermitage. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hermitage in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 Hermitage:

These websites are specific to California:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Mendocino County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Lake County:     Cyndi's



Napa County:     Cyndi's



Sonoma County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Hermitage ...

With our Gazetteer, we add the names of communities whenever we see them mentioned - frequently found in old books or maps. Usually we don't have any details that go with the name, but we'll eventually find documents that will give us 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 Hermitage.

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 Hermitage:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

for Hermitage. See our Misc Page for Hermitage for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for California

About Mendocino County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Mendocino 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 Hermitage, 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hermitage) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hermitage. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hermitage

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hermitage. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8981, Longitude: -123.2144     [Map].

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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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