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Slickpoo, Idaho

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Our Genealogy Helper for Slickpoo ...

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 Slickpoo (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 Slickpoo. 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Slickpoo is located in Lewis County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lewis County: Clearwater, Idaho & Nez Perce.

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

Lewis     (The home county for Slickpoo)
  Winchester   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Reubens   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Craigmont   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Nezperce   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Kamiah   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ahsahka   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Orofino   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Weippe   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ferdinand   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Keuterville   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Cottonwood   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Greencreek   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Boles   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fenn   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  East Kamiah   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Kooskia   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Grangeville   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Stites   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Juliaetta   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Genesee   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Kendrick   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Troy   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Moscow   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Deary   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Viola   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bovill   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Nez Perce
  Culdesac   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Lapwai   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  North Lapwai   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Spalding   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Lewiston   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lenore   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Peck   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Cameron   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cavendish   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Wallowa (OR)
  Flora (OR) - Historic   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Asotin (WA)
  Asotin (WA)   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Clarkston (WA)   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  West Clarkston-Highland (WA)   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Clarkston Heights-Vineland (WA)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Anatone (WA)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Garfield (WA)
  Pataha (WA)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Whitman (WA)
  Uniontown (WA)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Colton (WA)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Chambers (WA)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pullman (WA)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Slickpoo ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Slickpoo.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Forest Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Red Elk Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Gold Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NW Sweetwater Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Coldsprings Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Tammany Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Broncheau Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  ENE Old Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Glasby Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Indian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Coyote Grade Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Slickpoo ...

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 93 newspapers that have been published in the area around Slickpoo.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Slickpoo, there are papers which were published within 36 miles [57.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Slickpoo.

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.<3>

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

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

Waha   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Slickpoo
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Waha had a post office and no railroad service
Lewiston   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Slickpoo
 - 1895 population of 849 people (with 32,820 people in 2017)
 - Lewiston had a post office and no railroad service
Asotin (WA)   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) from Slickpoo
 - 1895 population of 200 people (with 1,295 people in 2017)
 - Asotin had a post office and no railroad service
Juliaetta   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Slickpoo
 - 1895 population of 218 people (with 595 people in 2017)
 - Juliaetta had a post office and railroad service
Leland   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Slickpoo
 - Leland had a post office and no railroad service
Genesee   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Slickpoo
 - 1895 population of 282 people (with 968 people in 2017)
 - Genesee had a post office and railroad service
Kendrick   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North (N) from Slickpoo
 - Kendrick had railroad service and no post office
Theon (WA)   [Map]
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Slickpoo
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Theon had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Slickpoo. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Slickpoo in the 1890's.

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 websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

These websites are specific to Idaho:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Idaho to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Lewis County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clearwater County:     Cyndi's



Idaho County:     Cyndi's



Latah County:     Cyndi's



Nez Perce County:     Cyndi's



Wallowa County (OR):     Cyndi's



Asotin County (WA):     Cyndi's



Garfield County (WA):     Cyndi's



Whitman County (WA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Idaho:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Idaho,
Cemeteries of Lewis County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Idaho   Cemetery Wiki for Idaho
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Idaho

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.

Disaster Stories from Idaho
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Idaho

About Lewis County

About Idaho

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lewis County:

The official website for State of Idaho:

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Slickpoo) 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 Slickpoo. 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 Slickpoo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Slickpoo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.3140, Longitude: -116.7107     [Map].

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<2>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:

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<3>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 Slickpoo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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