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Our Genealogy Helper for Poe ...

So far, we found very little information about Poe. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Poe to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Poe, please Contact Us.

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Poe (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 Poe. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Poe is historic, it would have been located within present day San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino County: La Paz (AZ), Mohave (AZ), Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside & Clark (NV).

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

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

Newspapers Published in Poe ...

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 15 newspapers that have been published in the area around Poe.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Poe, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Poe.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Poe:

  • 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.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.
    • Stories from California

Cemeteries Near Poe ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Poe.

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

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.

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

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

  • Lavic ‑ Historic
    • While Lavic was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lavic
    • Lavic was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Poe.
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lavic had railroad service and no post office
  • Ludlow
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ludlow
    • Ludlow lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the east of Poe.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ludlow had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ludlow<3>
  • Daggett
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daggett
    • Daggett lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the west of Poe.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 382 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Daggett had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daggett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daggett<3>
  • Calico ‑ Historic
    • While Calico was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calico
    • Calico was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Poe.
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 316 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Calico had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calico have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Ash Hill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ash Hill
    • Ash Hill lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Poe.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ash Hill had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ash Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ash Hill
  • Barstow
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barstow
    • Barstow lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Poe.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 97 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,581 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Barstow had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barstow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barstow<3>

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

The official website for San Bernardino County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Poe, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Poe) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Poe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7967, Longitude: -116.5167       In this case, the coordinates for Poe have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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:
<5>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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