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Our Genealogy Helper for Medina ...

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 Medina (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 Medina. 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 and doctors 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.

Medina is located in Orleans County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Orleans County: Genesee, Monroe & Niagara.

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

  • Orleans County     (The home county of Medina)
    • Lakewood Village [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakewood Village
      • Lakewood Village [Orleans County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Medina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakewood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood Village
    • Ridgeway [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway [Orleans County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,243 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgeway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
    • Shelby [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
      • Shelby [Orleans County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,977 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
    • Jeddo [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeddo
      • Jeddo [Orleans County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Medina
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeddo
    • Lyndonville [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyndonville
      • Lyndonville [Orleans County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 771 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyndonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyndonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyndonville<3>
    • Eagle Harbor [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Harbor
      • Eagle Harbor [Orleans County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Medina
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Harbor
    • Albion [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
      • Albion [Orleans County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,944 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion
    • Yates [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yates
      • Yates [Orleans County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yates
    • West Barre [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Barre
      • West Barre [Orleans County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Medina
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Barre
    • Barre [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barre
      • Barre [Orleans County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,843 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barre have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barre
    • Albion [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
      • Albion [Orleans County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,744 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albion<3>
    • Shadigee [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadigee
      • Shadigee [Orleans County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Medina
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadigee
    • Gaines [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaines
      • Gaines [Orleans County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,152 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaines
  • Erie County
    • Akron [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Akron
      • Akron [Erie County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,844 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Akron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Akron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Akron<3>
    • Newstead [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newstead
      • Newstead [Erie County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,693 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newstead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newstead
    • Akron Junction [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Akron Junction
      • Akron Junction [Erie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Medina
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Akron Junction
    • Wolcottsburg [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolcottsburg
      • Wolcottsburg [Erie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Medina
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolcottsburg
    • Clarence [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarence
      • Clarence [Erie County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,026 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarence
    • Crittenden [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crittenden
      • Crittenden [Erie County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Medina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crittenden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crittenden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crittenden<3>
    • Clarence Center [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarence Center
      • Clarence Center [Erie County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Medina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarence Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarence Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarence Center<3>
    • Swormville [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swormville
      • Swormville [Erie County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Medina
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swormville
    • Alden Center [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alden Center
      • Alden Center [Erie County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Medina
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alden Center
    • Alden [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alden
      • Alden [Erie County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,911 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alden
    • Alden [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alden
      • Alden [Erie County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,568 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alden<3>
    • Harris Hill [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris Hill
      • Harris Hill [Erie County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Medina
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris Hill
    • Looneyville [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Looneyville
      • Looneyville [Erie County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Medina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Looneyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Looneyville
  • Genesee County
    • Alabama [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabama
      • Alabama [Genesee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Medina
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabama
    • Wheatville [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatville
      • Wheatville [Genesee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Medina
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatville
    • Alabama [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabama
      • Alabama [Genesee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,726 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alabama have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabama
    • Basom [Genesee County]
    • Oakfield [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakfield
      • Oakfield [Genesee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,026 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakfield
    • Oakfield [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakfield
      • Oakfield [Genesee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,681 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakfield<3>
    • Elba [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elba
      • Elba [Genesee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elba
    • Elba [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elba
      • Elba [Genesee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 627 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elba
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elba<3>
    • Pembroke [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
      • Pembroke [Genesee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,119 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pembroke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
    • Ridgewood Village [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgewood Village
      • Ridgewood Village [Genesee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Medina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgewood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgewood Village
    • Batavia [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batavia
      • Batavia [Genesee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,861 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batavia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batavia
    • Bushville [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bushville
      • Bushville [Genesee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Medina
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bushville
    • Batavia [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batavia
      • Batavia [Genesee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,308 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batavia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batavia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Batavia<3>
  • Livingston County
    • Caledonia [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
      • Caledonia [Livingston County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,076 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia<3>
    • Caledonia [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
      • Caledonia [Livingston County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,071 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
    • York [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
      • York [Livingston County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for York have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
    • Avon [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avon
      • Avon [Livingston County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,294 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
    • Avon [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avon
      • Avon [Livingston County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,840 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
    • Leicester [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leicester
      • Leicester [Livingston County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,071 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leicester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leicester
    • Leicester [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leicester
      • Leicester [Livingston County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 441 people
      • Former names for Leicester:
      • Leister
      • Moscow
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leicester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leicester<3>
  • Monroe County
    • Redman Corners [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redman Corners
      • Redman Corners [Monroe County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Medina
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redman Corners
    • Brockport [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brockport
      • Brockport [Monroe County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,868 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brockport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brockport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brockport<3>
    • Sweden Center [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweden Center
      • Sweden Center [Monroe County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Medina
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweden Center
    • Sweden [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweden
      • Sweden [Monroe County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,895 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweden
    • Clarkson [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkson
      • Clarkson [Monroe County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,072 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarkson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkson
    • Clarkson [Monroe County]
    • Hamlin [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlin
      • Hamlin [Monroe County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,949 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlin
    • Hamlin [Monroe County]
    • Churchville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Churchville
      • Churchville [Monroe County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,118 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Churchville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Churchville<3>
    • Riga [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riga
      • Riga [Monroe County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,649 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riga
    • Riga [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riga
      • Riga [Monroe County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Medina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riga
    • Ogden [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ogden
      • Ogden [Monroe County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,639 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ogden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ogden
    • Parma Corners [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parma Corners
      • Parma Corners [Monroe County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Medina
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parma Corners
  • Niagara County
    • Middleport [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleport
      • Middleport [Niagara County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,730 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middleport<3>
    • Hartland [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
      • Hartland [Niagara County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,956 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartland
    • Royalton [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royalton
      • Royalton [Niagara County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,471 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royalton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royalton
    • Gasport [Niagara County]
    • Hartland [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
      • Hartland [Niagara County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Medina
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartland
    • Barker [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barker
      • Barker [Niagara County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 504 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barker
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barker<3>
    • North Hartland [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hartland
      • North Hartland [Niagara County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Medina
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hartland
    • Somerset [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somerset
      • Somerset [Niagara County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,539 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somerset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somerset
    • Hess Road [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hess Road
      • Hess Road [Niagara County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Medina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hess Road have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hess Road
    • Wrights Corners [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrights Corners
      • Wrights Corners [Niagara County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Medina
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrights Corners
    • Corwin [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corwin
      • Corwin [Niagara County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Medina
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corwin
    • Lockport [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockport
      • Lockport [Niagara County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockport
    • Lockport [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockport
      • Lockport [Niagara County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,194 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lockport<3>
  • Wyoming County
    • Attica [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attica
      • Attica [Wyoming County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,386 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Attica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Attica<3>
    • Bennington [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennington
      • Bennington [Wyoming County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,190 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bennington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennington
    • Attica [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attica
      • Attica [Wyoming County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,852 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Attica have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Attica
    • Folsomdale [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folsomdale
      • Folsomdale [Wyoming County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Medina
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folsomdale
    • Dale [Wyoming County]
    • Middlebury [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middlebury
      • Middlebury [Wyoming County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,355 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middlebury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middlebury
    • Wyoming [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming
      • Wyoming [Wyoming County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 415 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyoming
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wyoming<3>
    • Sheldon [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheldon
      • Sheldon [Wyoming County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,268 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheldon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheldon
    • Covington [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covington
      • Covington [Wyoming County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covington
    • Orangeville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orangeville
      • Orangeville [Wyoming County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,289 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orangeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orangeville
    • Warsaw [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warsaw
      • Warsaw [Wyoming County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,698 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warsaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warsaw
    • Warsaw [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warsaw
      • Warsaw [Wyoming County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Medina
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warsaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warsaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warsaw<3>
    • Java Village [Wyoming County]

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Medina ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Medina.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Medina. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Medina and those printed in the larger area surrounding Medina.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 18 miles [29 km] of Medina.

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 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 Medina:

  • 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 New York
    • Stories from Ontario

Cemeteries Near Medina ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Medina.

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

  • Sacred Heart Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sacred Heart Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sacred Heart Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacred Heart Cemetery
  • St. Marys Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marys Cemetery
  • Boxwood Cemetery
  • North Shelby Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the North Shelby Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the North Shelby Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Shelby Cemetery
  • Shelby Center Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shelby Center Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shelby Center Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby Center Cemetery
  • Hageman Farm Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hageman Farm Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hageman Farm Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hageman Farm Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Maple Ridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Maple Ridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Maple Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Ridge Cemetery
    • Letts Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Letts Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Letts Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Letts Cemetery
    • Millville Cemetery
    • West Ridgeway Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Ridgeway Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Ridgeway Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Ridgeway Cemetery
    • Bates Road Cemetery
    • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Weatherwax Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Weatherwax Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Weatherwax Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weatherwax Cemetery
    • Fletcher Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fletcher Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fletcher Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fletcher Chapel Cemetery
    • Swart Culver Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Swart Culver Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Swart Culver Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swart Culver 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Medina had a population of 4,492 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Medina had a population of 5,584 people.

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

  • Medina [Orleans County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medina
    • Medina [Orleans County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Medina
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4,492 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,584 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Medina had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medina
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medina<3>
  • Shelby Basin [Orleans County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby Basin
    • Shelby Basin [Orleans County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Medina
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shelby Basin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelby Basin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby Basin
  • Millville [Orleans County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millville
    • Millville [Orleans County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Medina
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 204 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Millville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millville
  • Ridgeway [Orleans County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
    • Ridgeway [Orleans County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Medina
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 259 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ridgeway had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgeway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
  • West Shelby [Orleans County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Shelby
    • West Shelby [Orleans County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Medina
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, West Shelby had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Shelby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Shelby
  • East Shelby [Orleans County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Shelby
    • East Shelby [Orleans County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Medina
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 160 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, East Shelby had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Shelby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Shelby
  • Continue List ...
    • Knowlesville Station [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knowlesville Station
      • Knowlesville Station [Orleans County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Medina
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Knowlesville Station had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knowlesville Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knowlesville Station
    • Knowlesville [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knowlesville
      • Knowlesville [Orleans County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Medina
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 330 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Knowlesville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knowlesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knowlesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knowlesville<3>
    • Oak Orchard [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Orchard
      • Oak Orchard [Orleans County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Medina
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Oak Orchard had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Orchard
    • Jeddo [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeddo
      • Jeddo [Orleans County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Medina
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 198 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Jeddo had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeddo
    • Middleport [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleport
      • Middleport [Niagara County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Medina
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,217 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,730 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Middleport had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middleport<3>
    • Lyndonville [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyndonville
      • Lyndonville [Orleans County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Medina
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 666 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 771 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lyndonville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyndonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyndonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyndonville<3>
    • Eagle Harbor Station [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Harbor Station
      • Eagle Harbor Station [Orleans County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Medina
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eagle Harbor Station had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Harbor Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Harbor Station
    • North Ridgeway [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Ridgeway
      • North Ridgeway [Orleans County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Medina
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, North Ridgeway had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Ridgeway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Ridgeway
    • Johnson Creek [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson Creek
      • Johnson Creek [Niagara County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Medina
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 429 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Johnson Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnson Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson Creek

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Medina ...

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

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 Medina:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

North American Railroad Atlas - Northeast
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by RailfanDepot, 2020
(Available from Amazon.com)

Rand McNally Map of New York (1897)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for New York (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in New York

About Orleans County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Medina: www.villagemedina.org/

The official website for Orleans County: www.orleansny.com/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Medina) 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 Medina. 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 MedinaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Medina. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2204, Longitude: -78.3869    
<2>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.
<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: findagrave.com.
<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 Medina, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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