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Our Genealogy Helper for Gresham ...

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 Gresham (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 Gresham. 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 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.

Gresham is located in Multnomah 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 Multnomah County: Clackamas, Columbia, Hood River, Washington, Clark (WA) & Skamania (WA).

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

  • Multnomah County     (The home county of Gresham)
    • Powell Valley [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powell Valley
      • Powell Valley [Multnomah County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Gresham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powell Valley
    • Fairview [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Multnomah County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,450 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview<3>
    • Wood Village [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wood Village
      • Wood Village [Multnomah County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,081 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wood Village
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wood Village<3>
    • Rockwood [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockwood
      • Rockwood [Multnomah County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Gresham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockwood
    • Troutdale [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troutdale
      • Troutdale [Multnomah County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,403 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troutdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troutdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troutdale<3>
    • Hazelwood [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazelwood
      • Hazelwood [Multnomah County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Gresham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazelwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazelwood
    • Maywood Park [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maywood Park
      • Maywood Park [Multnomah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 852 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maywood Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maywood Park<3>
    • Montavilla [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montavilla
      • Montavilla [Multnomah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Gresham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montavilla
    • Corbett [Multnomah County]
    • Laurelhurst [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurelhurst
      • Laurelhurst [Multnomah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Gresham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurelhurst
    • Latourell [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latourell
      • Latourell [Multnomah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Gresham
      • Former names for Latourell:
      • Latourell Falls
      • Rooster Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latourell
    • Portland [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portland
      • Portland [Multnomah County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 656,751 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portland<3>
  • Clackamas County
    • Damascus [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Damascus
      • Damascus [Clackamas County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Gresham
      • Estimated population in 2017: 11,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Damascus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Damascus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Damascus<3>
    • Happy Valley [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happy Valley
      • Happy Valley [Clackamas County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,781 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happy Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Happy Valley<3>
    • Boring [Clackamas County]
    • Sunnyside [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Clackamas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Gresham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Carver [Clackamas County]
    • Clackamas [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clackamas
      • Clackamas [Clackamas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Gresham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clackamas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clackamas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clackamas<3>
    • Johnson City [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson City
      • Johnson City [Clackamas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 627 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnson City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson City
    • Eagle Creek [Clackamas County]
    • Milwaukie [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milwaukie
      • Milwaukie [Clackamas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,046 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milwaukie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milwaukie<3>
    • Oatfield [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oatfield
      • Oatfield [Clackamas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Gresham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oatfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oatfield
    • Aims [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aims
      • Aims [Clackamas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Gresham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aims
    • Gladstone [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gladstone
      • Gladstone [Clackamas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,418 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladstone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gladstone<3>
  • Columbia County
    • Scappoose [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scappoose
      • Scappoose [Columbia County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,618 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scappoose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scappoose<3>
    • Warren [Columbia County]
    • Saint Helens [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Helens
      • Saint Helens [Columbia County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,071 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Helens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Helens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Helens<3>
    • Columbia City [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia City
      • Columbia City [Columbia County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,026 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia City<3>
    • Deer Island [Columbia County]
  • Hood River County
    • Cascade Locks [Hood River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascade Locks
      • Cascade Locks [Hood River County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cascade Locks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cascade Locks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cascade Locks<3>
    • Parkdale [Hood River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkdale
      • Parkdale [Hood River County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Gresham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkdale<3>
  • Marion County
    • Aurora [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
      • Aurora [Marion County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,039 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aurora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aurora<3>
    • Butteville Station [Marion County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butteville Station
      • Butteville Station [Marion County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Gresham
    • Butteville [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butteville
      • Butteville [Marion County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Gresham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butteville
    • Donald [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donald
      • Donald [Marion County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,064 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donald have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donald
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Donald<3>
    • Champoeg [Marion County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Champoeg
      • Champoeg [Marion County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Gresham
    • Hubbard [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hubbard
      • Hubbard [Marion County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,595 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hubbard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hubbard<3>
    • Woodburn [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodburn
      • Woodburn [Marion County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodburn<3>
    • Saint Paul [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Paul
      • Saint Paul [Marion County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 458 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Paul
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Paul<3>
    • Scotts Mills [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotts Mills
      • Scotts Mills [Marion County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 396 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotts Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotts Mills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scotts Mills<3>
    • Mount Angel [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Angel
      • Mount Angel [Marion County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,650 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Angel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Angel<3>
    • Gervais [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gervais
      • Gervais [Marion County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,774 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gervais have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gervais
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gervais<3>
    • Silverton [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silverton
      • Silverton [Marion County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,617 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silverton<3>
  • Washington County
    • Metzger [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metzger
      • Metzger [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Gresham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Metzger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metzger
    • Raleigh Hills [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh Hills
      • Raleigh Hills [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Gresham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raleigh Hills
    • West Slope [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Slope
      • West Slope [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Gresham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Slope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Slope
    • Durham [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durham
      • Durham [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,908 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durham<3>
    • Cedar Hills [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Hills
      • Cedar Hills [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Gresham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Hills<3>
    • Tigard [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tigard
      • Tigard [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 56,049 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tigard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tigard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tigard<3>
    • Beaverton [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaverton
      • Beaverton [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 98,957 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaverton<3>
    • Cedar Mill [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Mill
      • Cedar Mill [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Gresham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Mill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Mill<3>
    • Marlene Village [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlene Village
      • Marlene Village [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Gresham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marlene Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlene Village
    • Bethany [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethany
      • Bethany [Washington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Gresham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
    • King City [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King City
      • King City [Washington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,358 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on King City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for King City<3>
    • Oak Hills [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hills
      • Oak Hills [Washington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Gresham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hills
  • Yamhill County
    • Newberg [Yamhill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newberg
      • Newberg [Yamhill County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,982 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newberg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newberg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newberg<3>
    • Dundee [Yamhill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dundee
      • Dundee [Yamhill County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,320 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dundee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dundee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dundee<3>
    • Dayton [Yamhill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
      • Dayton [Yamhill County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,753 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayton<3>
    • Lafayette [Yamhill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lafayette
      • Lafayette [Yamhill County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,258 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lafayette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lafayette<3>
    • Yamhill [Yamhill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yamhill
      • Yamhill [Yamhill County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,172 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yamhill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yamhill<3>
    • Carlton [Yamhill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlton
      • Carlton [Yamhill County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,185 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlton<3>
  • Clark County (WA)
    • Camas [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camas
      • Camas [Clark County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,981 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camas<3>
    • Washougal [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washougal
      • Washougal [Clark County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,111 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washougal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washougal<3>
    • Cascade Park East [Clark County]
    • Cascade Park West [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascade Park West
      • Cascade Park West [Clark County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Gresham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cascade Park West
    • Fern Prairie [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fern Prairie
      • Fern Prairie [Clark County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Gresham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fern Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fern Prairie
    • Mill Plain [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Plain
      • Mill Plain [Clark County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Gresham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Plain
    • Sunnyside [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Clark County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Gresham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Orchards [Clark County]
    • Walnut Grove [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Clark County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Gresham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove
    • Five Corners [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Corners
      • Five Corners [Clark County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Gresham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Corners
    • Minnehaha [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnehaha
      • Minnehaha [Clark County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Gresham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minnehaha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minnehaha
    • Vancouver [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vancouver
      • Vancouver [Clark County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 186,192 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vancouver
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vancouver<3>
  • Cowlitz County (WA)
    • Ariel [Cowlitz County]
    • Woodland [Cowlitz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
      • Woodland [Cowlitz County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,548 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodland<3>
    • Cougar [Cowlitz County]
    • Kalama [Cowlitz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalama
      • Kalama [Cowlitz County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,844 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalama
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kalama<3>
  • Skamania County (WA)
    • Cruzatt [Skamania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cruzatt
      • Cruzatt [Skamania County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Gresham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cruzatt
    • Skamania [Skamania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skamania
      • Skamania [Skamania County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Gresham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skamania
    • North Bonneville [Skamania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Bonneville
      • North Bonneville [Skamania County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,005 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Bonneville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Bonneville<3>
    • Moffetts Hot Springs [Skamania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moffetts Hot Springs
      • Moffetts Hot Springs [Skamania County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Gresham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moffetts Hot Springs
    • Stevenson [Skamania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevenson
      • Stevenson [Skamania County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Gresham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,627 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stevenson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stevenson<3>
    • Carson [Skamania County]

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Gresham ...

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 210 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gresham.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Gresham. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Gresham and those printed in the larger area surrounding Gresham.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 11 miles [17.7 km] of Gresham.

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 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 Gresham:

  • 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
    • Stories from Washington

Cemeteries Near Gresham ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gresham.

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

  • Escobar Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Escobar Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Escobar Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Escobar Cemetery
  • Forest Lawn Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forest Lawn Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forest Lawn Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • Gresham Pioneer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gresham Pioneer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gresham Pioneer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gresham Pioneer Cemetery
  • St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Joseph Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph Cemetery
  • Mountain View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain View Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mountain View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View Cemetery
  • Douglas Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Douglas Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Douglas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglas Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Knight Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Knight Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Knight Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knight Cemetery
    • Willamette National Cemetery
    • Williamette National Cemetery
    • Deardorf Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Deardorf Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Deardorf Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Deardorf Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Christilla Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deardorf Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #38704<4>
    • Pleasant Home Cemetery
    • Powell Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Powell Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Powell Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powell Grove Cemetery
    • Lincoln Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lincoln Memorial Park
      • The Lincoln Memorial Park is a very large cemetery that is located in Portland.More accurately, Lincoln Memorial Park lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Gresham.
      • Lincoln Memorial Park has also been known as:
      • Lincoln Memorial Cemetery
      • Mt. Scott Park Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Memorial Park
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #39045<4>
    • Sunnyside Pioneer Cemetery
    • Damascus Pioneer Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Gresham had a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Gresham had a population of 110,031 people.

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

  • Gresham [Multnomah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gresham
    • Gresham [Multnomah County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Gresham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,031 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gresham had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gresham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gresham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gresham<3>
  • Powell Valley [Multnomah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powell Valley
    • Powell Valley [Multnomah County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Gresham
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Powell Valley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powell Valley
  • Fairview [Multnomah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
    • Fairview [Multnomah County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Gresham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,450 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fairview had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview<3>
  • Rockwood [Multnomah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockwood
    • Rockwood [Multnomah County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Gresham
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rockwood had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockwood
  • Sycamore [Multnomah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sycamore
    • Sycamore [Multnomah County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Gresham
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sycamore had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sycamore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sycamore
  • Troutdale [Multnomah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troutdale
    • Troutdale [Multnomah County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Gresham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,403 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Troutdale had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troutdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troutdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troutdale<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Damascus [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Damascus
      • Damascus [Clackamas County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Gresham
      • Estimated population in 2017: 11,155 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Damascus had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Damascus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Damascus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Damascus<3>
    • Pleasant Home [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Home
      • Pleasant Home [Multnomah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Gresham
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 86 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pleasant Home had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Home have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Home
    • Clarnie [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarnie
      • Clarnie [Multnomah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Gresham
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Clarnie had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarnie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarnie
    • Russellville [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russellville
      • Russellville [Multnomah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Gresham
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Russellville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russellville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russellville
    • Lents [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lents
      • Lents [Multnomah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Gresham
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lents had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lents have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lents
    • Sunnyside [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Clackamas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Gresham
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sunnyside had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Fisher [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisher
      • Fisher [Clark County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Gresham
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fisher had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fisher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fisher
    • Washougal [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washougal
      • Washougal [Clark County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Gresham
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 103 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,111 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Washougal had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washougal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washougal<3>
    • Montavilla [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montavilla
      • Montavilla [Multnomah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Gresham
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Montavilla had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montavilla

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Gresham ...

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

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 Gresham:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Auto Trails Map of Oregon (1925)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Mobile Oil Map of Oregon (1949)
Published by Mobile Oil Company

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Oregon

About Multnomah County

About Oregon

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Gresham: www.ci.gresham.or.us/

The official website for Multnomah County: www.co.multnomah.or.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 from Point A (ie- Gresham) 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 Gresham. 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 GreshamOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gresham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.5042, Longitude: -122.4407       In this case, the coordinates for Gresham have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Gresham, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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