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Our Genealogy Helper for Madeline ...

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 Madeline (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 Madeline. 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.

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.

Madeline is located in Lassen County.

To see how the shape of California's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lassen County: Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Tehama & Washoe (NV).

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

  • Lassen County     (The home county of Madeline)
    • Termo [Lassen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Termo
      • Termo [Lassen County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Madeline
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Termo
    • Ravendale [Lassen County]
    • Horse Lake [Lassen County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Lake
      • Horse Lake [Lassen County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Madeline
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horse Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Antelope [Lassen County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope
      • Antelope [Lassen County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Madeline
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Antelope. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Pumpkin Center [Lassen County]
    • Nubieber [Lassen County]
  • Modoc County
    • Likely [Modoc County]
    • Cantrall Mill [Modoc County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cantrall Mill
      • Cantrall Mill [Modoc County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Madeline
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cantrall Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • McArthur [Modoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McArthur
      • McArthur [Modoc County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Madeline
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McArthur have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McArthur
    • Eagleville [Modoc County]
    • Adin [Modoc County]
    • Alturas [Modoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alturas
      • Alturas [Modoc County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Madeline
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,542 people
      • Former name for Alturas:
      • Dorrisville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alturas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alturas<2>
    • Canby [Modoc County]
    • Cedarville [Modoc County]
    • Lookout [Modoc County]

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

Newspapers Published in Madeline ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Madeline.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Madeline, there are papers which were published within 36 miles [57.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Madeline.

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 websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Madeline:

  • 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.
    • Stories from California
    • Stories from Nevada

Cemeteries Near Madeline ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Madeline.

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

  • Madeline Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Madeline Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Madeline Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Madeline Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Madaline Cemetery
    • Madeleine Cemetery
    • Madieline Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madeline Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2237969<5>
  • Likely Cemetery
  • Ash Valley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ash Valley Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Ash Valley Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Ash Valley Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Madeline.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ash Valley Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2182397<5>
  • Dry Valley Cemetery
  • Ravendale Cemetery
  • Eagleville Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Adin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Adin Cemetery
      • The Adin Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the southwest of Adin.More precisely, Adin Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Madeline.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adin Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #7831<5>
    • Pioneer Cemetery
    • Centerville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Centerville Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Centerville Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Centerville Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Madeline.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2540241<5>
    • Pioneer Cemetery

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.<6>

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

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

  • Madeline [Lassen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madeline
    • Madeline [Lassen County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Madeline
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Madeline had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madeline
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madeline<2>
  • Likely [Modoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Likely
    • Likely [Modoc County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Madeline
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Likely had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Likely
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Likely<2>
  • Hayden Hill [Lassen County] - Historic
    • While Hayden Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayden Hill
    • Hayden Hill [Lassen County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Madeline
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hayden Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hayden Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Shumway [Lassen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shumway
    • Shumway [Lassen County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Madeline
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shumway had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shumway have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shumway
  • Eagleville [Modoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagleville
    • Eagleville [Modoc County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Madeline
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 116 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Eagleville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagleville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagleville<2>
  • Adin [Modoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adin
    • Adin [Modoc County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Madeline
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 376 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Adin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Adin<2>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Madeline. See our List of 1890's Communities around Madeline.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Madeline ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Madeline:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Madeline. See our Misc Page for Madeline for more information.

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About Lassen County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lassen County: www.co.lassen.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

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- Madeline) 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 Madeline. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MadelineOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Madeline. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0517, Longitude: -120.4752    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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: findagrave.com.
<6>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 Madeline, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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