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Hidden Hills, California

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Our Genealogy Helper for Hidden Hills ...

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 Hidden Hills (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 Hidden Hills. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and 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.

Hidden Hills is located in Los Angeles County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Los Angeles County: Kern, Orange, San Bernardino & Ventura.

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

Los Angeles     (The home county for Hidden Hills)
  Calabasas   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Woodland Hills   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]
  West Hills   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Bell Canyon   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Canoga Park   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Glenview   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Tarzana   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Chatsworth Lake Manor   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Santa Maria   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Topanga   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Agoura Hills   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Agoura   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Green Valley   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oak Park   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Simi Valley   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Thousand Oaks   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Greenwich Village   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mountclef Village   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Newbury Park   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Moorpark   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Casa Conejo   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Piru   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Leisure Village   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Somis   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Camarillo   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Hidden Hills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hidden Hills.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NW Assumption Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  ESE Los Angeles National Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE San Fernando Mission Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Eden Memorial Park   [Map]     
  WNW Olson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  SE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Westwood Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  E Valhalla Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NE Pioneer Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Eternal Valley Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Hidden Hills ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hidden Hills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hidden Hills, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hidden Hills.

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 Hidden Hills in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hidden Hills.

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

Chatsworth   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hidden Hills
 - Chatsworth had a post office and no railroad service
Las Flores   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Hidden Hills
 - Las Flores had railroad service and no post office
Simi Valley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hidden Hills
 - Simi Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Santa Monica   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hidden Hills
 - 1895 population of 1,580 people (with 92,306 people in 2017)
 - Santa Monica had a post office and railroad service
Pacoima   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hidden Hills
 - Pacoima had railroad service and no post office
San Fernando   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hidden Hills
 - 1895 population of 296 people (with 24,714 people in 2017)
 - San Fernando had a post office and railroad service
Newbury Park   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Hidden Hills
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Newbury Park had a post office and no railroad service
Newhall   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hidden Hills
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - Newhall had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Hidden Hills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hidden Hills in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 - although it should be mentioned 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 Hidden Hills:

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 Los Angeles County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Solano County:     Cyndi's



Ventura County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

Search for a California Community

About Los Angeles County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hidden Hills:

The official website for Los Angeles County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hidden Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1632, Longitude: -118.6543     [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 Hidden Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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