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Our Genealogy Helper for Whitney ...

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

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


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 Whitney (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 Whitney. 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 Whitney ...

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.

Another variation: Whitneys.

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.

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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Whitney is historic, it would have been located within present day Placer 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 Placer County: El Dorado, Nevada, Sacramento, Sutter, Yuba, Carson City (NV), Douglas (NV) & Washoe (NV).

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

  • Placer County     (The home county of Whitney)
    • Lincoln [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Placer County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Whitney
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 48,996 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincoln<3>
    • Rocklin [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocklin
      • Rocklin [Placer County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Whitney
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 70,159 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocklin<3>
    • Clayton [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
      • Clayton [Placer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Whitney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
    • Roseville [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
      • Roseville [Placer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Whitney
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 144,725 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roseville<3>
    • Loomis [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loomis
      • Loomis [Placer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Whitney
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,844 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loomis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loomis<3>
    • Virginiatown [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginiatown
      • Virginiatown [Placer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Whitney
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginiatown
    • Penryn [Placer County]
    • Newcastle [Placer County]
    • Granite Bay [Placer County]
    • Sheridan [Placer County]
    • Ophir [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ophir
      • Ophir [Placer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Whitney
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ophir
    • Riego [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riego
      • Riego [Placer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Whitney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riego have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riego
  • Amador County
    • Plymouth [Amador County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
      • Plymouth [Amador County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Whitney
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,043 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<3>
    • Drytown [Amador County]
    • River Pines [Amador County]
    • Fiddletown [Amador County]
    • Amador City [Amador County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amador City
      • Amador City [Amador County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Whitney
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 199 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amador City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amador City<3>
    • Ione [Amador County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ione
      • Ione [Amador County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Whitney
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,326 people
      • Former names for Ione:
      • Bedbug
      • Freeze Out
      • Hardscrabble
      • Ione City
      • Ione Valley
      • Jone City
      • Jone Valley
      • Rickeyville
      • Woosterville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ione
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ione<3>
    • Sutter Creek [Amador County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutter Creek
      • Sutter Creek [Amador County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Whitney
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,688 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutter Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sutter Creek<3>
  • Butte County
  • Colusa County
  • El Dorado County
    • Summit Village [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit Village
      • Summit Village [El Dorado County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Whitney
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit Village
    • Salmon Falls [El Dorado County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salmon Falls
      • Salmon Falls [El Dorado County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Whitney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salmon Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Equestrian Village [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Equestrian Village
      • Equestrian Village [El Dorado County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Whitney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Equestrian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Equestrian Village
    • Franciscan Village [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franciscan Village
      • Franciscan Village [El Dorado County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Whitney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franciscan Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franciscan Village
    • Lakeridge Oaks [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeridge Oaks
      • Lakeridge Oaks [El Dorado County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Whitney
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeridge Oaks
    • Marina Village [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marina Village
      • Marina Village [El Dorado County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Whitney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marina Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marina Village
    • Waterford Village [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterford Village
      • Waterford Village [El Dorado County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Whitney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterford Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterford Village
    • Winterhaven Village [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winterhaven Village
      • Winterhaven Village [El Dorado County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Whitney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winterhaven Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winterhaven Village
    • Crown Village [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown Village
      • Crown Village [El Dorado County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Whitney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crown Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown Village
    • El Dorado Hills [El Dorado County]
    • Governors Village [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Governors Village
      • Governors Village [El Dorado County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Whitney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Governors Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Governors Village
    • Highland Village [El Dorado County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Village
      • Highland Village [El Dorado County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Whitney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Village
  • Nevada County
    • Lake of the Pines [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake of the Pines
      • Lake of the Pines [Nevada County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Whitney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake of the Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake of the Pines
    • Penn Valley [Nevada County]
    • Alta Sierra [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alta Sierra
      • Alta Sierra [Nevada County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Whitney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alta Sierra have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alta Sierra
    • Lake Wildwood [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Wildwood
      • Lake Wildwood [Nevada County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the north of Whitney
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Wildwood
    • Rough and Ready [Nevada County]
    • Chicago Park [Nevada County]
    • Bitney Corner [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bitney Corner
      • Bitney Corner [Nevada County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the north of Whitney
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bitney Corner
    • Cedar Ridge [Nevada County]
    • Grass Valley [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grass Valley
      • Grass Valley [Nevada County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Whitney
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,763 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grass Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grass Valley<3>
    • The Oaks [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Oaks
      • The Oaks [Nevada County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Whitney
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Oaks
    • Union Hill [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Hill
      • Union Hill [Nevada County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Whitney
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hill
    • Newtown [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newtown
      • Newtown [Nevada County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the north of Whitney
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newtown
  • Sacramento County
    • Antelope [Sacramento County]
    • Citrus Heights [Sacramento County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Citrus Heights
      • Citrus Heights [Sacramento County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Whitney
      • Estimated population in 2015: 87,056 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Citrus Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Citrus Heights<3>
    • Sabre City [Sacramento County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sabre City
      • Sabre City [Sacramento County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Whitney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sabre City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sabre City
    • Foothill Farms [Sacramento County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foothill Farms
      • Foothill Farms [Sacramento County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Whitney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foothill Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foothill Farms
    • North Highlands [Sacramento County]
    • Orangevale [Sacramento County]
    • Elverta [Sacramento County]
    • Represa [Sacramento County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Represa
      • Represa [Sacramento County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Whitney
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Represa
    • Rio Linda [Sacramento County]
    • Fair Oaks [Sacramento County]
    • Folsom Junction [Sacramento County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folsom Junction
      • Folsom Junction [Sacramento County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Whitney
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folsom Junction
    • Mormon Island [Sacramento County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mormon Island
      • Mormon Island [Sacramento County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Whitney
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Mormon Island. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
  • Santa Cruz County
  • Solano County
    • Dixon [Solano County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixon
      • Dixon [Solano County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Whitney
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,440 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dixon<3>
  • Sutter County
    • Pleasant Grove [Sutter County]
    • Rio Oso [Sutter County]
    • Nicolas [Sutter County]
    • Nicolaus [Sutter County]
    • Robbins [Sutter County]
    • Bogue [Sutter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bogue
      • Bogue [Sutter County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Whitney
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bogue
    • South Yuba City [Sutter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Yuba City
      • South Yuba City [Sutter County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Whitney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Yuba City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Yuba City
    • Yuba City [Sutter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yuba City
      • Yuba City [Sutter County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Whitney
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yuba City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yuba City<3>
    • Tierra Buena [Sutter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tierra Buena
      • Tierra Buena [Sutter County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Whitney
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tierra Buena have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tierra Buena
    • Sutter [Sutter County]
    • Live Oak [Sutter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Live Oak
      • Live Oak [Sutter County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Whitney
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,048 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Live Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Live Oak
    • Meridian [Sutter County]
  • Yolo County
  • Yuba County
    • Wheatland [Yuba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatland
      • Wheatland [Yuba County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Whitney
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,666 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheatland<3>
    • Plumas Landing [Yuba County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plumas Landing
      • Plumas Landing [Yuba County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northwest of Whitney
    • Ostrom [Yuba County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ostrom
      • Ostrom [Yuba County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Whitney
    • Olivehurst [Yuba County]
    • Alicia [Yuba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alicia
      • Alicia [Yuba County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northwest of Whitney
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alicia
    • Linda [Yuba County]
    • Smartville [Yuba County]
    • Dantoni [Yuba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dantoni
      • Dantoni [Yuba County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Whitney
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dantoni
    • Timbuctoo [Yuba County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timbuctoo
      • Timbuctoo [Yuba County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the north of Whitney
    • Marysville [Yuba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marysville
      • Marysville [Yuba County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Whitney
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,594 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marysville<3>
    • Binney Junction [Yuba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Binney Junction
      • Binney Junction [Yuba County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Whitney
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Binney Junction
    • Browns Valley [Yuba County]

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

Newspapers Published in Whitney ...

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 159 newspapers that have been published in the area around Whitney.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Whitney, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Whitney.

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 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 Whitney:

  • 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 Whitney ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Whitney.

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

  • Roseville Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Roseville Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roseville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville Cemetery
  • Manzanita Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Manzanita Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Manzanita Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Manzanita Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Whitney.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manzanita Cemetery
  • Gold Hill Cemetery
  • Calvary Catholic Cemetery
  • Sylvan Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sylvan Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sylvan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sylvan Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Whitney.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvan Cemetery
  • Newcastle Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Sheridan Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sheridan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sheridan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sheridan Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Whitney.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheridan Cemetery
    • Sierra Hills Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sierra Hills Memorial Park
      • Sierra Hills Memorial Park lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Whitney.
      • Sierra Hills Memorial Park has also been known as:
      • East Lawn Sierra Hills Memorial Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sierra Hills Memorial Park
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #8372<6>
    • Mt. Vernon Memorial Park
    • Pleasant Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Grove Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Whitney.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove Cemetery
    • Fair Oaks Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fair Oaks Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fair Oaks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fair Oaks Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Whitney.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair Oaks Cemetery
    • New Auburn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Auburn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Auburn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • New Auburn Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Whitney.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Auburn Cemetery
    • Lakeside Memorial Lawn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lakeside Memorial Lawn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lakeside Memorial Lawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lakeside Memorial Lawn Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Whitney.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeside Memorial Lawn Cemetery
    • Old Auburn Cemetery
    • Wheatland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wheatland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wheatland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wheatland Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Whitney.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatland 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.

Whitney itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having railroad service and no post office.

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

  • Whitney [Placer County] - Historic
    • While Whitney was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitney
    • Whitney [Placer County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Whitney
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Whitney had railroad service and no post office
  • Rocklin [Placer County]
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    • Rocklin [Placer County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Whitney
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,056 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 70,159 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rocklin had a post office and railroad service
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  • Lincoln [Placer County]
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    • Lincoln [Placer County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Whitney
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 961 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 48,996 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lincoln had a post office and railroad service
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  • Roseville [Placer County]
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    • Roseville [Placer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Whitney
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 345 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 144,725 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Roseville had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Loomis [Placer County]
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    • Loomis [Placer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Whitney
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,844 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Loomis had a post office and railroad service
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  • Penryn [Placer County]
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    • Penryn [Placer County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Whitney
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 219 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Penryn had a post office and railroad service
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    • Antelope [Sacramento County]
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      • Antelope [Sacramento County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Whitney
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 77 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Antelope had a post office and railroad service
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    • Newcastle [Placer County]
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      • Newcastle [Placer County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Whitney
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 335 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Newcastle had a post office and railroad service
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    • Pleasant Grove [Sutter County]
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      • Pleasant Grove [Sutter County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Whitney
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 139 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pleasant Grove had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Sheridan [Placer County]
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      • Sheridan [Placer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Whitney
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 213 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sheridan had a post office and railroad service
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    • Ophir [Placer County]
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      • Ophir [Placer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Whitney
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 149 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ophir had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Orangevale [Sacramento County]
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      • Orangevale [Sacramento County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Whitney
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Orangevale had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Wheatland [Yuba County]
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      • Wheatland [Yuba County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Whitney
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 630 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,666 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wheatland had a post office and railroad service
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    • Auburn [Placer County]
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      • Auburn [Placer County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Whitney
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,595 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,205 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Auburn had a post office and railroad service
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    • Alder Creek [Sacramento County]
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      • Alder Creek [Sacramento County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Whitney
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alder Creek had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alder Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Whitney. See our List of 1890's Communities around Whitney.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Whitney ...

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

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 Whitney:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for California

About Placer County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Placer County: www.placer.ca.gov/

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

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 Whitney, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Whitney) 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 Whitney. 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 WhitneyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitney. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8335, Longitude: -121.3070    
<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 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>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.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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