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Introduction ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

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

By learning about Adel (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 Adel. 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 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.

Adel is located in Lake County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lake County: Modoc (CA), Washoe (NV), Deschutes, Harney & Klamath.

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

  • Lake County     (The home county of Adel)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Adel, with the one closest to Adel listed first.
    • Plush
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Lakeview
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)
    • New Pine Creek
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Modoc County (CA)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Adel, with the one closest to Adel listed first.
    • New Pine Creek
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Pine Creek
      • New Pine Creek is located in Modoc County (CA)
    • Fairport
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairport
      • Fairport is located in Modoc County (CA)
    • Fort Bidwell
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)

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

Newspapers Published in Adel ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Adel.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Adel, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Adel.

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 Adel:

Cemeteries Near Adel ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Adel.

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

The following cemeteries are listed based on their distance from Adel, with the one closest to Adel listed first.

  • New Pine Creek Cemetery
    (23 miles [37 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Pine Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Pine Creek Cemetery
  • IOOF Cemetery
    (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the IOOF Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the IOOF Cemetery
  • Sunset Cemetery
    (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset Cemetery
  • Sunset Park Cemetery
    (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Sunset Park Cemetery is located outside and to the north of Lakeview.
    • The Sunset Park Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Lakeview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset Park Cemetery
  • Ft. Bidwell Cemetery
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Ft. Bidwell Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the northwest of Fort Bidwell (CA).
    • The Ft. Bidwell Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Surprise Valley Fort Bidwell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ft. Bidwell Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #253437 <4>
  • Willow Ranch Cemetery
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest)

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

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

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

  • Plush
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Lakeview
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)
  • New Pine Creek
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Fort Bidwell
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)

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

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Adel. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Lake County: www.lakecountyor.org

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Adel) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Adel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1774, Longitude: -119.8990    
<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 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>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 Adel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.









 

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