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Our Genealogy Helper for Orange Cove ...

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 Orange Cove (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 Orange Cove. 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.

Name Variations for Orange Cove ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Orange Cove: Orange Cv.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

A Few Details for Orange Cove ...

While it's still very early in our research, we have found that:

  • Orange Cove was established in 1914.
  • It was incorporated on January 20, 1948.

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 and hospitals 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.

Orange Cove is located in Fresno 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 Fresno County: Inyo, Kings, Madera, Merced, Mono, San Benito & Tulare.

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

  • Fresno County     (The home county of Orange Cove)
    • Reedley [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedley
      • Reedley [Fresno County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Orange Cove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,738 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reedley<2>
    • Squaw Valley [Fresno County]
    • Minkler [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minkler
      • Minkler [Fresno County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Orange Cove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minkler
    • Gravesboro [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravesboro
      • Gravesboro [Fresno County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Orange Cove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravesboro
    • Parlier [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parlier
      • Parlier [Fresno County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Orange Cove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,848 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parlier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parlier<2>
    • Piedra [Fresno County]
    • Dunlap [Fresno County]
    • Sanger [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanger
      • Sanger [Fresno County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Orange Cove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,635 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sanger<2>
    • Miramonte [Fresno County]
    • Kingsburg [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsburg
      • Kingsburg [Fresno County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Orange Cove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingsburg<2>
    • Del Rey [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Del Rey
      • Del Rey [Fresno County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Orange Cove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Del Rey
    • Selma [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Fresno County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Orange Cove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,370 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selma<2>
  • Kings County
    • Hanford [Kings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanford
      • Hanford [Kings County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Orange Cove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,352 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanford<2>
    • Hardwick [Kings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardwick
      • Hardwick [Kings County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Orange Cove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardwick
    • Home Garden [Kings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Home Garden
      • Home Garden [Kings County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Orange Cove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Home Garden
    • Armona [Kings County]
    • Lemoore [Kings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lemoore
      • Lemoore [Kings County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Orange Cove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,331 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lemoore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lemoore<2>
    • Corcoran [Kings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corcoran
      • Corcoran [Kings County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Orange Cove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,798 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corcoran
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corcoran<2>
  • Madera County
  • Tulare County
    • Orosi [Tulare County]
    • Sultana [Tulare County]
    • Cutler [Tulare County]
    • East Orosi [Tulare County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Orosi
      • East Orosi [Tulare County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Orange Cove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Orosi
    • Dinuba [Tulare County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dinuba
      • Dinuba [Tulare County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Orange Cove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dinuba
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dinuba<2>
    • Yettem [Tulare County]
    • London [Tulare County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for London
      • London [Tulare County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Orange Cove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
    • Traver [Tulare County]
    • Badger [Tulare County]
    • Ivanhoe [Tulare County]
    • Woodlake Junction [Tulare County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlake Junction
      • Woodlake Junction [Tulare County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Orange Cove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlake Junction
    • Woodlake [Tulare County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlake
      • Woodlake [Tulare County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Orange Cove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,934 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodlake<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Orange Cove ...

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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around Orange Cove.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Orange Cove. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Orange Cove and those printed in the larger area surrounding Orange Cove.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 25 miles [40.2 km] of Orange Cove.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites 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 Orange Cove:

  • 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

Cemeteries Near Orange Cove ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Orange Cove.

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

  • Smith Mtn. Cemetery
  • Reedley Cemetery
  • Squaw Valley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Squaw Valley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Squaw Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Squaw Valley Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Orange Cove.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Squaw Valley Cemetery
  • S D A Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the S D A Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the S D A Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • S D A Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Orange Cove.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on S D A Cemetery
  • Hazelton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hazelton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hazelton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hazelton Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Orange Cove.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazelton Cemetery
  • Acres Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Acres Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Acres Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Acres Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Orange Cove.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acres Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Sanger Cemetery
    • Mendocino Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mendocino Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mendocino Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mendocino Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Orange Cove.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mendocino Cemetery
    • Kingsburg Cemetery
    • Bethel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bethel Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Orange Cove.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
    • Odd Fellows Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Odd Fellows Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Odd Fellows Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Odd Fellows Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Orange Cove.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odd Fellows Cemetery
    • Del Rey Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Del Rey Cemetery
      • The Del Rey Cemetery is located outside and to the west of Del Rey.To be more accurate, Del Rey Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Orange Cove.
      • Del Rey Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Prairie Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Del Rey Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1997625<3>
    • Floral Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Floral Memorial Park
      • Floral Memorial Park lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Orange Cove.
      • Floral Memorial Park has also been known as:
      • Floral Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floral Memorial Park
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #7971<3>
    • North Selma Cemetery
    • West Selma 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.<5>

While we didn't find Orange Cove in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Orange Cove.

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

  • Tokay [Tulare County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tokay
    • Tokay [Tulare County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Orange Cove
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tokay had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tokay have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tokay
  • Orosi [Tulare County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orosi
    • Orosi [Tulare County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Orange Cove
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Orosi had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orosi
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orosi<2>
  • Reedley [Fresno County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedley
    • Reedley [Fresno County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Orange Cove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,738 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Reedley had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reedley<2>
  • Squaw Valley [Fresno County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Squaw Valley
    • Squaw Valley [Fresno County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Orange Cove
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Squaw Valley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Squaw Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Squaw Valley<2>
  • Monson [Tulare County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monson
    • Monson [Tulare County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Orange Cove
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Monson had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monson
  • Auckland [Tulare County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auckland
    • Auckland [Tulare County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Orange Cove
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Auckland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auckland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auckland
  • Continue List ...
    • Dunlap [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunlap
      • Dunlap [Fresno County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Orange Cove
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dunlap had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunlap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunlap<2>
    • Taurusa [Tulare County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taurusa
      • Taurusa [Tulare County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Orange Cove
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Taurusa had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taurusa have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taurusa
    • Sanger [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanger
      • Sanger [Fresno County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Orange Cove
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 428 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,635 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sanger had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sanger<2>
    • Traver [Tulare County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Traver
      • Traver [Tulare County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Orange Cove
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 438 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Traver had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Traver
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Traver<2>
    • Selma [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Fresno County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Orange Cove
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,150 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,370 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Selma had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selma<2>
    • Goshen [Tulare County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen [Tulare County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Orange Cove
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Goshen had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goshen<2>
    • Visalia [Tulare County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Visalia
      • Visalia [Tulare County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Orange Cove
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,885 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 135,007 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Visalia had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Visalia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Visalia<2>
    • Fowler [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fowler
      • Fowler [Fresno County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Orange Cove
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 306 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,582 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fowler had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fowler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fowler<2>
    • Lone Star [Fresno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Star
      • Lone Star [Fresno County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Orange Cove
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lone Star had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Star

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Orange Cove ...

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

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

Shell Oil Road Map for California (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Orange Cove in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Orange Cove for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in California

About Fresno County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Orange Cove: www.cityoforangecove.com/

The official website for Fresno County: www.co.fresno.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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Orange Cove) 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 Orange Cove. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Orange CoveOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orange Cove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6246, Longitude: -119.3138    
<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 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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Orange Cove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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