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Higby, California

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Our Genealogical Helper for Higby ...

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 Higby (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 Higby. 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 Higby ...

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 116 newspapers that have been published in the area around Higby.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Higby, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Higby.

Cemeteries Near Higby ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Higby.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Visalia Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Deep Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Tulare Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE Lone Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  ENE Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  ESE Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Antelope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  SSE Woodville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  S Tipton - Pixley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 18 miles [29 km]  
  WSW Lakeside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Corcoran Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW S D A Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Mountain Cemetery   [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 Higby in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Higby.

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

Visalia   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Higby
 - 1895 population of 2,885 people (with 131,074 people in 2016)
 - Visalia had a post office and railroad service
Tagus   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Higby
 - Tagus had railroad service and no post office
Farmersville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Higby
 - 1895 population of 117 people (with 10,735 people in 2016)
 - Farmersville had a post office and no railroad service
Tulare   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Higby
 - 1895 population of 2,697 people (with 62,779 people in 2016)
 - Tulare had a post office and railroad service
Exeter   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Higby
 - Exeter had a post office and railroad service
Goshen   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Higby
 - Goshen had a post office and railroad service
Taurusa   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Higby
 - Taurusa had railroad service and no post office
Yokohl   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Higby
 - Yokohl 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 Higby. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Higby 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals 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.

Higby is located in Tulare County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tulare County: Fresno, Inyo, Kern & Kings.

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

Tulare     (The home county for Higby)
      Loma   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Visalia   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Farmersville   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      East Farmersville   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Tulare   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Exeter   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ivanhoe   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lindsay   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Woodlake Junction   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Woodlake   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Yettem   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kingsburg   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Orange Cove   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Reedley   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Laton   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Parlier   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Selma   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Conejo   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Del Rey   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Minkler   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Squaw Valley   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Miramonte   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dunlap   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fowler   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Delano   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vinland   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Home Garden   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Corcoran   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hanford   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Armona   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Hardwick   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lemoore   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hub   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stratford   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vanguard   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Higby:

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 Tulare County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fresno County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kern County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kings County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

Cities, Towns and Villages of California

About Tulare County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Higby. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2850, Longitude: -119.2879     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Higby 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 Higby, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Higby.