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Our Genealogy Helper for Ahtanum ...

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 Ahtanum (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 Ahtanum. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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.

Ahtanum is located in Yakima County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Yakima County: Benton, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Pierce & Skamania.

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

  • Yakima County     (The home county of Ahtanum)
    • Wiley City [Yakima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wiley City
      • Wiley City [Yakima County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Ahtanum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wiley City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wiley City
    • Summitview [Yakima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summitview
      • Summitview [Yakima County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Ahtanum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summitview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summitview
    • West Valley [Yakima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Valley
      • West Valley [Yakima County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Ahtanum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Valley
    • Gromore [Yakima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gromore
      • Gromore [Yakima County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ahtanum
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gromore
    • South Broadway [Yakima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Broadway
      • South Broadway [Yakima County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Ahtanum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Broadway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Broadway
    • Fruitvale [Yakima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruitvale
      • Fruitvale [Yakima County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ahtanum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fruitvale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruitvale
    • Gleed [Yakima County]
    • Yakima [Yakima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yakima
      • Yakima [Yakima County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ahtanum
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,322 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yakima
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yakima<3>
    • Union Gap [Yakima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Gap
      • Union Gap [Yakima County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Ahtanum
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,160 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Gap<3>
    • Eschbach [Yakima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eschbach
      • Eschbach [Yakima County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Ahtanum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eschbach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eschbach
    • Cowiche [Yakima County]
    • Parker [Yakima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parker
      • Parker [Yakima County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Ahtanum
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parker
  • Grant County
  • Kittitas County
    • Hillside Siding [Kittitas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillside Siding
      • Hillside Siding [Kittitas County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Ahtanum
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside Siding
    • Ellensburg [Kittitas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellensburg
      • Ellensburg [Kittitas County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Ahtanum
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,576 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellensburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellensburg<3>
    • Kittitas [Kittitas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kittitas
      • Kittitas [Kittitas County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Ahtanum
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,521 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kittitas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kittitas<3>
    • Thorp [Kittitas County]
    • Vantage [Kittitas County]

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

Newspapers Published in Ahtanum ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ahtanum.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ahtanum, 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 Ahtanum.

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 websites either 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 Ahtanum:

  • 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 Washington

Cemeteries Near Ahtanum ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ahtanum.

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

  • Emeunot Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Emeunot Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Emeunot Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emeunot Cemetery
  • Yemowat Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Yemowat Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Yemowat Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yemowat Cemetery
  • West Hills Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Hills Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Hills Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Hills Memorial Gardens
  • Sloutier Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sloutier Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sloutier Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sloutier Cemetery
  • Saluskin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Saluskin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Saluskin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saluskin Cemetery
  • Tahoma Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Calvary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary Cemetery
    • Wah-Lal-La-Kite Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wah-Lal-La-Kite Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wah-Lal-La-Kite Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wah-Lal-La-Kite Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ahtanum.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wah-Lal-La-Kite Cemetery
    • Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pioneer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pioneer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pioneer Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Ahtanum.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer Cemetery
    • Terrace Heights Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Terrace Heights Memorial Park
      • The Terrace Heights Memorial Park is a very large cemetery that is located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Yakima.Stated another way, Terrace Heights Memorial Park lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Ahtanum.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrace Heights Memorial Park
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #175171<4>
    • Holland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Holland Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Ahtanum.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holland Cemetery
    • Holy Rosary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Rosary Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holy Rosary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Holy Rosary Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Ahtanum.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Rosary Cemetery
    • St. Marys Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Marys Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Ahtanum.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marys Cemetery
    • Wenas Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wenas Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wenas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wenas Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Ahtanum.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wenas Cemetery
    • Yesmowit Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Yesmowit Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Yesmowit Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Yesmowit Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ahtanum.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yesmowit 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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Ahtanum had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Ahtanum [Yakima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ahtanum
    • Ahtanum [Yakima County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Ahtanum
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ahtanum had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ahtanum
  • Yakima [Yakima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yakima
    • Yakima [Yakima County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ahtanum
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 196 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,322 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Yakima had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yakima
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yakima<3>
  • Parker [Yakima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parker
    • Parker [Yakima County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Ahtanum
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Parker had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parker
  • Cowiche [Yakima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowiche
    • Cowiche [Yakima County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ahtanum
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cowiche had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowiche
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowiche<3>
  • Selah [Yakima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selah
    • Selah [Yakima County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Ahtanum
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,138 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Selah had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selah
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selah<3>
  • Moxee [Yakima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moxee
    • Moxee [Yakima County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Ahtanum
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,398 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Moxee had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moxee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moxee<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Tampico [Yakima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tampico
      • Tampico [Yakima County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Ahtanum
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tampico had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tampico
    • Roza [Kittitas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roza
      • Roza [Kittitas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Ahtanum
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Roza had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roza have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roza
    • Toppenish [Yakima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toppenish
      • Toppenish [Yakima County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Ahtanum
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,766 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Toppenish had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toppenish
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toppenish<3>
    • Wenas [Yakima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wenas
      • Wenas [Yakima County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Ahtanum
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wenas had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wenas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wenas
    • Umtanum [Kittitas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Umtanum
      • Umtanum [Kittitas County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Ahtanum
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Umtanum had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Umtanum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Umtanum
    • Thrall [Kittitas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thrall
      • Thrall [Kittitas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Ahtanum
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thrall had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thrall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thrall
    • Holmes [Kittitas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holmes
      • Holmes [Kittitas County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Ahtanum
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Holmes had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holmes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holmes

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ahtanum ...

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

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 Ahtanum:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Yakima County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Yakima County: www.pan.co.yakima.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Ahtanum) 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 Ahtanum. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AhtanumOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ahtanum. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5583, Longitude: -120.6236    
<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>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 Ahtanum, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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