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Our Genealogy Helper for Donnybrook ...

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

We've added Donnybrook to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Donnybrook, 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 Donnybrook (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 Donnybrook. 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 Donnybrook ...

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.

Over the years, Donnybrook had several name changes:

  • Prior to its current name of Donnybrook, it was known as Kilts.
  • Before changing to Kilts, it was named Axehandle.
  • Donnybrook was originally named Axehandle

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.

A Few Details for Donnybrook ...

While it's still very early in our research, we have found that:

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 hospitals 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 Donnybrook is historic, it would have been located within present day Jefferson 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 Jefferson County: Crook, Deschutes, Linn, Marion, Wasco & Wheeler.

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

  • Jefferson County     (The home county of Donnybrook)
    • Ashwood [Jefferson County]
    • Horse Heaven [Jefferson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Heaven
      • Horse Heaven [Jefferson County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Donnybrook
    • Madras [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madras
      • Madras [Jefferson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the west of Donnybrook
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,106 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madras have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madras
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madras<3>
    • Mecca [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mecca
      • Mecca [Jefferson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Donnybrook
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mecca
    • Metolius [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metolius
      • Metolius [Jefferson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Donnybrook
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 820 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Metolius have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metolius
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Metolius<3>
    • Warm Springs [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warm Springs
      • Warm Springs [Jefferson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the west of Donnybrook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warm Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warm Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warm Springs<3>
    • Culver [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Culver
      • Culver [Jefferson County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Donnybrook
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,686 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Culver have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Culver
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Culver<3>
    • Crooked River Ranch [Jefferson County]
  • Crook County
    • Scissorsville [Crook County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scissorsville
      • Scissorsville [Crook County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Donnybrook
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Scissorsville. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Prineville [Crook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prineville
      • Prineville [Crook County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the south of Donnybrook
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,305 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prineville<3>
    • Powell Butte [Crook County]
  • Deschutes County
  • Gilliam County
    • Condon [Gilliam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Condon
      • Condon [Gilliam County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Donnybrook
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 714 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Condon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Condon<3>
  • Sherman County
  • Wasco County
    • Antelope [Wasco County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope
      • Antelope [Wasco County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Donnybrook
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 49 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Antelope<3>
    • Clarno [Wasco County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarno
      • Clarno [Wasco County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Donnybrook
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarno
    • Shaniko [Wasco County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaniko
      • Shaniko [Wasco County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the north of Donnybrook
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 37 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaniko
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shaniko<3>
    • Maupin [Wasco County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maupin
      • Maupin [Wasco County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Donnybrook
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maupin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maupin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maupin<3>
  • Wheeler County
    • Fossil [Wheeler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fossil
      • Fossil [Wheeler County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Donnybrook
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 455 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fossil
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fossil<3>
    • Mitchell [Wheeler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
      • Mitchell [Wheeler County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Donnybrook
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 126 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mitchell<3>
    • Waldron [Wheeler County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldron
      • Waldron [Wheeler County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the east of Donnybrook

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

Newspapers Published in Donnybrook ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Donnybrook.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Donnybrook:

  • 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 Oregon

Cemeteries Near Donnybrook ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Donnybrook.

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

  • Woods Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woods Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woods Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Cemetery
  • Maupin Cemetery
  • Antelope Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Antelope Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Antelope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Antelope Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Donnybrook.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope Cemetery
  • Antelope Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Antelope Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Antelope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Antelope Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Donnybrook.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope Cemetery
  • Clarno Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clarno Cemetery
    • Clarno Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Donnybrook.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarno Cemetery
  • Tillotson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tillotson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tillotson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tillotson Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Donnybrook.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillotson Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Hay Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hay Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hay Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hay Creek Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Donnybrook.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hay Creek Cemetery
    • Grizzly Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grizzly Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grizzly Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Grizzly Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Donnybrook.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grizzly Cemetery
    • West Branch Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Branch Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Branch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • West Branch Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Donnybrook.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Branch Cemetery
    • Mt. Jefferson IOOF Cemetery
    • Bakeoven Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bakeoven Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bakeoven Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bakeoven Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the north of Donnybrook.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakeoven Cemetery
    • Hot Springs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hot Springs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hot Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hot Springs Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Donnybrook.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Springs Cemetery
    • Fossil IOOF Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fossil IOOF Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fossil IOOF Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fossil IOOF Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Donnybrook.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fossil IOOF Cemetery
    • Criterion Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Criterion Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Criterion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Criterion Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Donnybrook.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Criterion Cemetery
    • Milo Gard Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Milo Gard Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Milo Gard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Milo Gard Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the west of Donnybrook.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milo Gard 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.

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

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

  • Antelope [Wasco County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope
    • Antelope [Wasco County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Donnybrook
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 184 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 49 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Antelope had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Antelope<3>
  • Bakeoven [Wasco County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakeoven
    • Bakeoven [Wasco County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the north of Donnybrook
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bakeoven had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bakeoven have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakeoven
  • Fossil [Wheeler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fossil
    • Fossil [Wheeler County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Donnybrook
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 153 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 455 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fossil had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fossil
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fossil<3>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Jefferson County

About Oregon

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jefferson County: www.co.jefferson.or.us

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.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 Donnybrook, 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- Donnybrook) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Donnybrook. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DonnybrookOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Donnybrook. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7541, Longitude: -120.6511       In this case, the coordinates for Donnybrook have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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