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Our Genealogy Helper for Welaka ...

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 Welaka (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 Welaka. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Welaka is located in Putnam County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Putnam County: Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Flagler, Marion, Saint Johns & Volusia.

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

  • Putnam County     (The home county of Welaka)
    • Pomona Park [Putnam County]
    • Satsuma [Putnam County]
    • Lake Como [Putnam County]
    • Georgetown [Putnam County]
    • San Mateo [Putnam County]
    • Crescent City Station [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent City Station
      • Crescent City Station [Putnam County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Welaka
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent City Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent City Station
    • Crescent City [Putnam County]
    • Palatka [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palatka
      • Palatka [Putnam County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Welaka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,457 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palatka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palatka<2>
    • East Palatka [Putnam County]
    • Hollister [Putnam County]
    • Interlachen [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Interlachen
      • Interlachen [Putnam County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Welaka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Interlachen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Interlachen<2>
    • Keuka [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keuka
      • Keuka [Putnam County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Welaka
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keuka have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keuka
  • Alachua County
    • Lochloosa [Alachua County]
    • Hawthorne [Alachua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawthorne
      • Hawthorne [Alachua County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Welaka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,536 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawthorne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hawthorne<2>
    • Island Grove [Alachua County]
    • Melrose [Alachua County]
    • Earleton [Alachua County]
    • Evinston [Alachua County]
    • Waldo [Alachua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldo
      • Waldo [Alachua County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Welaka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 998 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waldo<2>
    • Micanopy [Alachua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Micanopy
      • Micanopy [Alachua County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Welaka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 637 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Micanopy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Micanopy<2>
    • Gainesville [Alachua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gainesville
      • Gainesville [Alachua County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Welaka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 135,004 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gainesville<2>
  • Bradford County
    • Hampton [Bradford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
      • Hampton [Bradford County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Welaka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 512 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<2>
  • Clay County
    • Lake Geneva [Clay County]
    • Keystone Heights [Clay County]
    • Green Cove Springs [Clay County]
    • Penney Farms [Clay County]
  • Flagler County
    • Bunnell [Flagler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunnell
      • Bunnell [Flagler County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Welaka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,099 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bunnell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bunnell<2>
    • Palm Coast [Flagler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palm Coast
      • Palm Coast [Flagler County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Welaka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 92,350 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palm Coast
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palm Coast<2>
    • Korona [Flagler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Korona
      • Korona [Flagler County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Welaka
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Korona
    • Marineland [Flagler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marineland
      • Marineland [Flagler County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Welaka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marineland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marineland<2>
    • Beverly Beach [Flagler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly Beach
      • Beverly Beach [Flagler County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Welaka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 434 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly Beach
    • Flagler Beach [Flagler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flagler Beach
      • Flagler Beach [Flagler County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Welaka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,152 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flagler Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flagler Beach<2>
  • Lake County
  • Marion County
    • Salt Springs [Marion County]
    • Kerr City [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kerr City
      • Kerr City [Marion County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Welaka
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kerr City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kerr City
    • Orange Springs [Marion County]
    • Fort McCoy [Marion County]
    • Lynne [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynne
      • Lynne [Marion County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Welaka
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynne have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynne
    • Citra [Marion County]
    • Electra [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Electra
      • Electra [Marion County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Welaka
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Electra
    • Sparr [Marion County]
    • Anthony [Marion County]
    • Silver Springs [Marion County]
    • Reddick [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reddick
      • Reddick [Marion County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Welaka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 564 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reddick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reddick<2>
    • Candler [Marion County]
  • Saint Johns County
    • Hastings [Saint Johns County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hastings
      • Hastings [Saint Johns County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Welaka
      • Estimated population in 2018: 648 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hastings
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hastings<2>
    • Armstrong [Saint Johns County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armstrong
      • Armstrong [Saint Johns County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Welaka
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armstrong
    • Tocoi [Saint Johns County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tocoi
      • Tocoi [Saint Johns County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Welaka
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tocoi
    • Elkton [Saint Johns County]
    • Crescent Beach [Saint Johns County]
    • Saint Augustine Beach [Saint Johns County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Augustine Beach
      • Saint Augustine Beach [Saint Johns County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Welaka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Augustine Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Augustine Beach<2>
    • Saint Augustine [Saint Johns County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Augustine
      • Saint Augustine [Saint Johns County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Welaka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,518 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Augustine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Augustine<2>
    • Vilano Beach [Saint Johns County]
  • Volusia County
    • Seville [Volusia County]
    • Pierson [Volusia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierson
      • Pierson [Volusia County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Welaka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,910 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pierson<2>
    • Emporia [Volusia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emporia
      • Emporia [Volusia County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Welaka
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emporia
    • Volusia [Volusia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Volusia
      • Volusia [Volusia County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Welaka
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Volusia
    • Barberville [Volusia County]
    • De Leon Springs [Volusia County]
    • Glenwood [Volusia County]
    • De Land [Volusia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Land
      • De Land [Volusia County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Welaka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,019 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Land
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Land<2>
    • Ormond Beach [Volusia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ormond Beach
      • Ormond Beach [Volusia County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Welaka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,043 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ormond Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ormond Beach<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Welaka ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Welaka.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Welaka. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Welaka and those printed in the larger area surrounding Welaka.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 24 miles [38.6 km] of Welaka.

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 helpful 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 Welaka:

  • 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 Florida

Cemeteries Near Welaka ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Welaka.

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

  • Satsuma Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Satsuma Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Satsuma Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Satsuma Cemetery
  • Georgetown Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Georgetown Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Georgetown Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Georgetown Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Welaka.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown Cemetery
  • Pomona - Lake Como Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pomona - Lake Como Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pomona - Lake Como Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pomona - Lake Como Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Welaka.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pomona - Lake Como Cemetery
  • Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Memorial Gardens lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Welaka.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memorial Gardens
  • Peniel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Peniel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Peniel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Peniel Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Welaka.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peniel Cemetery
  • Greenwood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenwood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Greenwood Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Welaka.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Eden Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eden Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eden Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Eden Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Welaka.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden Cemetery
    • San Mateo Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the San Mateo Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the San Mateo Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • San Mateo Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Welaka.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Mateo Cemetery
    • Palatka Memorial Gardens
    • St. Joseph Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Joseph Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Joseph Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Welaka.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Oak Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Oak Hill Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Welaka.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill Cemetery
    • First Baptist Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the First Baptist Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the First Baptist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • First Baptist Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Welaka.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on First Baptist Cemetery
    • West View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West View Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • West View Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Welaka.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West View Cemetery
    • Yelvington Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Yelvington Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Yelvington Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Yelvington Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Welaka.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yelvington Cemetery
    • Braddock Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Braddock Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Braddock Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • The Braddock Cemetery is located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Seville.Stated another way, Braddock Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Welaka.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braddock 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 Welaka had a population of 102 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Welaka had a population of 719 people.

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

  • Welaka [Putnam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welaka
    • Welaka [Putnam County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Welaka
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 102 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 719 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Welaka had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welaka
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welaka<2>
  • Nashua [Putnam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashua
    • Nashua [Putnam County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Welaka
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 102 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Nashua had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nashua have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashua
  • Sisco [Putnam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sisco
    • Sisco [Putnam County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Welaka
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 101 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sisco had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sisco have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sisco
  • Norwalk [Putnam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwalk
    • Norwalk [Putnam County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Welaka
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 506 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Norwalk had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwalk have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwalk
  • Fruitland [Putnam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruitland
    • Fruitland [Putnam County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Welaka
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 40 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fruitland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fruitland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruitland
  • Satsuma [Putnam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satsuma
    • Satsuma [Putnam County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Welaka
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 126 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Satsuma had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Satsuma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Satsuma<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Lake Como [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Como
      • Lake Como [Putnam County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Welaka
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 303 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lake Como had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Como
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Como<2>
    • Buffalo Bluff [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Bluff
      • Buffalo Bluff [Putnam County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Welaka
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 60 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Buffalo Bluff had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo Bluff
    • Georgetown [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Putnam County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Welaka
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Georgetown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<2>
    • Huntington [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntington
      • Huntington [Putnam County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Welaka
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Huntington had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
    • Peniel [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peniel
      • Peniel [Putnam County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Welaka
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Peniel had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peniel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peniel
    • San Mateo [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Mateo
      • San Mateo [Putnam County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Welaka
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 353 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, San Mateo had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Mateo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Mateo<2>
    • Lundy [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lundy
      • Lundy [Putnam County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Welaka
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lundy had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lundy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lundy
    • Francis [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Francis
      • Francis [Putnam County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Welaka
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Francis had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Francis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Francis
    • Crescent City [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent City
      • Crescent City [Putnam County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Welaka
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 554 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,533 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Crescent City had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crescent City<2>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Welaka ...

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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The official website for Putnam County: www.putnam-fl.com/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Welaka) 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 Welaka. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WelakaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Welaka. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.4834, Longitude: -81.6721    
<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>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.
<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>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 Welaka, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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