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Our Genealogy Helper for Nehalem ...

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 Nehalem (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 Nehalem. 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 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.

Nehalem is located in Tillamook 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 Tillamook County: Clatsop, Columbia, Lincoln, Polk, Washington & Yamhill.

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

  • Tillamook County     (The home county of Nehalem)
    • Manzanita
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manzanita
      • Manzanita lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Nehalem.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 670 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manzanita have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manzanita
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manzanita<3>
    • Wheeler
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheeler
      • Wheeler lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Nehalem.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 446 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheeler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheeler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheeler<3>
    • Foss
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foss
      • Foss lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Nehalem.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foss
    • Nedonna Beach
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nedonna Beach
      • Nedonna Beach lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Nehalem.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nedonna Beach
    • Rockaway Beach
    • Twin Rocks
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Rocks
      • Twin Rocks lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Nehalem.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Rocks
    • Barview
    • Garibaldi
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garibaldi
      • Garibaldi lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Nehalem.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 836 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garibaldi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garibaldi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garibaldi<3>
    • Hobsonville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobsonville
      • Hobsonville lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Nehalem.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobsonville
    • Bay City
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay City
      • Bay City lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Nehalem.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bay City<3>
    • Bayocean ‑ Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayocean
      • Bayocean was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Nehalem.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayocean have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cape Meares
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cape Meares
      • Cape Meares lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Nehalem.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cape Meares have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cape Meares
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cape Meares<3>
    • Fairview
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Nehalem.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
  • Clatsop County
    • Arch Cape
    • Tolovana Park
    • Cannon Beach
    • Seaside
    • Gearhart
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gearhart
      • Gearhart lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Nehalem.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,644 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gearhart have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gearhart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gearhart<3>
    • Jeffers Garden
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeffers Garden
      • Jeffers Garden lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Nehalem.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeffers Garden
    • Warrenton
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrenton
      • Warrenton lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Nehalem.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,739 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warrenton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrenton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warrenton<3>
    • Astoria
    • Hammond
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hammond
      • Hammond lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Nehalem.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hammond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hammond<3>
    • Westport
  • Columbia County
  • Washington County
  • Pacific County (WA)

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Nehalem ...

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 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Nehalem.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Nehalem. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Nehalem and those printed in the larger area surrounding Nehalem.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Nehalem.

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 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 Nehalem:

  • 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.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.
    • Stories from Oregon
    • Stories from Washington

Cemeteries Near Nehalem ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Nehalem.

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

  • Hamlet Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hamlet Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Hamlet Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Hamlet Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Nehalem.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlet Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2264172<5>
  • Bay City IOOF Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bay City IOOF Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bay City IOOF Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bay City IOOF Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Nehalem.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay City IOOF Cemetery
  • Evergreen Cemetery
  • Grave Of The Unknown Sailor
  • Trout Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Trout Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Trout Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Trout Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Nehalem.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trout Cemetery
  • Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery
  • Tillamook IOOF Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tillamook IOOF Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tillamook IOOF Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tillamook IOOF Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Nehalem.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillamook IOOF Cemetery
  • Sunny Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunny Hill Cemetery
    • Sunny Hill Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Nehalem.
    • Sunny Hill Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Elsie Cemetery
    • Elsie Road Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunny Hill Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #39469<5>
  • Sunset Heights Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset Heights Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset Heights Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sunset Heights Memorial Gardens lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Nehalem.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Heights Memorial Gardens
  • Fairview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fairview Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Nehalem.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
  • Trask Fairview Pioneer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Trask Fairview Pioneer Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Trask Fairview Pioneer Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • The Trask Fairview Pioneer Cemetery is located outside and to the southeast of Fairview.More accurately, Trask Fairview Pioneer Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Nehalem.
    • Trask Fairview Pioneer Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Fairview Pioneer Cemetery
    • Trask Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trask Fairview Pioneer Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2162492<5>
  • 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.
    • Sacred Heart Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Nehalem.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacred Heart Cemetery
  • Continue List   (42 more) ...

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 Nehalem had a population of 43 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Nehalem had a population of 303 people.

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

  • Nehalem
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nehalem
    • Nehalem lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Nehalem.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 43 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 303 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Nehalem had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nehalem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nehalem<3>
  • Hobsonville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobsonville
    • Hobsonville lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Nehalem.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hobsonville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobsonville
  • Cannon Beach
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannon Beach
    • Cannon Beach lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Nehalem.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,779 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cannon Beach had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannon Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cannon Beach<3>
  • Bay City
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay City
    • Bay City lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Nehalem.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,429 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bay City had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bay City<3>
  • Barnegat ‑ Historic
    • While Barnegat was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnegat
    • Barnegat was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Nehalem.
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Barnegat had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnegat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Tillamook
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillamook
    • Tillamook lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Nehalem.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 760 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,438 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tillamook had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillamook
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tillamook<3>
  • Netarts
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Netarts
    • Netarts lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Nehalem.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 30 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Netarts had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Netarts
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Netarts<3>
  • Seaside
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seaside
    • Seaside lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Nehalem.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 87 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,926 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Seaside had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaside
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seaside<3>
  • Vinemaple
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinemaple
    • Vinemaple lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Nehalem.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vinemaple had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vinemaple have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinemaple
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Melville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melville
      • Melville lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Nehalem.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Melville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melville
    • Jewell
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jewell
      • Jewell lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Nehalem.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Jewell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jewell
    • Chadwell ‑ Historic
      • While Chadwell was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chadwell
      • Chadwell was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Nehalem.
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Chadwell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chadwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Olney
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olney
      • Olney lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Nehalem.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Olney had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olney
    • Keasey
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keasey
      • Keasey lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Nehalem.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Keasey had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keasey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keasey
    • Skipanon ‑ Historic
      • While Skipanon was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skipanon
      • Skipanon was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Nehalem.
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 24 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Skipanon had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skipanon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

The official website for Tillamook County: www.co.tillamook.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 '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- Nehalem) 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 Nehalem. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NehalemOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nehalem. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.7177, Longitude: -123.8962    
<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>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.
<5>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.
<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 Nehalem, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

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