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Our Genealogical Helper for Hickman ...

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 Hickman (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 Hickman. 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 Hickman ...

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 106 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hickman.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hickman, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hickman.

Cemeteries Near Hickman ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hickman.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Roberts Ferry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Denair Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Lakewood Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Turlock Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Citizens Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  NW Langworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Stanislaus Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  NNE Williams Knight Burial Site   [Map]     
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  SSW North Hilmar Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Hopeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burwood 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Hickman had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Waterford   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hickman
 - 1895 population of 137 people (with 8,947 people in 2017)
 - Waterford had a post office and no railroad service
Montpelier   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hickman
 - Montpelier had a post office and no railroad service
Keyes   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hickman
 - Keyes had railroad service and no post office
Turlock   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hickman
 - 1895 population of 203 people (with 73,556 people in 2017)
 - Turlock had a post office and railroad service
Oakdale   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hickman
 - 1895 population of 1,012 people (with 23,150 people in 2017)
 - Oakdale had a post office and railroad service
Ceres   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Hickman
 - 1895 population of 206 people (with 48,697 people in 2017)
 - Ceres had a post office and railroad service
Delhi   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Hickman
 - Delhi had railroad service and no post office
Modesto   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Hickman
 - 1895 population of 2,402 people (with 214,221 people in 2017)
 - Modesto had a post office and railroad service
Hopeton   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hickman
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Hopeton 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 Hickman. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hickman 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Hickman is located in Stanislaus County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Stanislaus County: Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin & Santa Clara.

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

Stanislaus     (The home county for Hickman)
      Waterford   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Denair   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hughson   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Empire   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Keyes   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Turlock   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      East Oakdale   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Oakdale   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ceres   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Riverbank   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bystrom   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Adela   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Telegraph City   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      The Shores of Poker Flat   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Copper Cove Village   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Copperopolis   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Milton   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Carmen City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lost City - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Altaville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Angels Camp   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Angels City   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Angels   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jenny Lind   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hornitos   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coulterville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bear Valley   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Catheys Valley   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Bullion   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ballico   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Delhi   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cressey   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Arundel - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hilmar   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Amsterdam   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      The Grove   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Winton   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Snelling   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Atwater   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fluhr   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
San Joaquin
      Escalon   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Alba   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ripon   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Five Corners   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Manteca   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Peters   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vernalis   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Manteca Junction   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lathrop   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      French Camp   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Linden   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chinese Camp   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moccasin   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rawhide   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jamestown   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Big Oak Flat   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tuttletown   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      East Sonora   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Groveland   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sonora   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Columbia Village   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenley Oaks   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mono Village   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Hickman:

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 Stanislaus County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calaveras County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mariposa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Merced County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Joaquin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuolumne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

While our initial data for Hickman came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Hickman 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 Hickman.

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 Hickman:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Hickman.
      See our Misc Page for Hickman for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in California

About Stanislaus County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Stanislaus County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Hickman. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hickman) 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 Hickman. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hickman

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hickman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6202, Longitude: -120.7515     [Map].

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

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