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Our Genealogy Helper for Anacortes ...

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 Anacortes (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 Anacortes. 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 hospitals and 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.

Anacortes is located in Skagit 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 Skagit County: Chelan, Island, Okanogan, San Juan, Snohomish & Whatcom.

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

  • Skagit County     (The home county of Anacortes)
    • Alexander Beach [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander Beach
      • Alexander Beach [Skagit County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Anacortes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexander Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander Beach
    • Indian Village [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Village
      • Indian Village [Skagit County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Anacortes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Village
    • Similk Beach [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Similk Beach
      • Similk Beach [Skagit County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Anacortes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Similk Beach
    • Bay View [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay View
      • Bay View [Skagit County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Anacortes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay View
    • Snee Oosh [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snee Oosh
      • Snee Oosh [Skagit County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Anacortes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snee Oosh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snee Oosh
    • Edison [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edison
      • Edison [Skagit County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Anacortes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edison
    • Urban [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Urban
      • Urban [Skagit County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Anacortes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Urban
    • Swinomish Village [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swinomish Village
      • Swinomish Village [Skagit County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Anacortes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swinomish Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swinomish Village
    • La Conner [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Conner
      • La Conner [Skagit County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Anacortes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 958 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Conner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Conner<3>
    • Bow [Skagit County]
    • Shelter Bay [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelter Bay
      • Shelter Bay [Skagit County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Anacortes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelter Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelter Bay
    • Fish Town [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fish Town
      • Fish Town [Skagit County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Anacortes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fish Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fish Town
  • Clallam County
    • Sequim [Clallam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sequim
      • Sequim [Clallam County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Anacortes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,780 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sequim
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sequim<3>
    • Carlsborg [Clallam County]
  • Island County
    • Oak Harbor [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Harbor
      • Oak Harbor [Island County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Anacortes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,643 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Harbor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Harbor<3>
    • San de Fuca [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San de Fuca
      • San de Fuca [Island County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Anacortes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San de Fuca
    • Coupeville [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coupeville
      • Coupeville [Island County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Anacortes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,994 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coupeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coupeville<3>
    • Juniper Beach [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juniper Beach
      • Juniper Beach [Island County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Anacortes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juniper Beach
    • Camano [Island County]
    • Greenbank [Island County]
    • Camp Diana [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Diana
      • Camp Diana [Island County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Anacortes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Diana
    • Freeland [Island County]
    • Langley [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Langley
      • Langley [Island County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Anacortes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,148 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Langley<3>
    • Clinton [Island County]
  • Jefferson County
  • San Juan County
    • Decatur Island [San Juan County]
    • Olga [San Juan County]
    • Lopez Island [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lopez Island
      • Lopez Island [San Juan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Anacortes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lopez Island
    • Lopez [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lopez
      • Lopez [San Juan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Anacortes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lopez
    • Orcas [San Juan County]
    • Shaw Island [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaw Island
      • Shaw Island [San Juan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Anacortes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaw Island
    • Eastsound [San Juan County]
    • Argyle [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
      • Argyle [San Juan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Anacortes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argyle
    • Friday Harbor [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friday Harbor
      • Friday Harbor [San Juan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Anacortes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,544 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friday Harbor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friday Harbor<3>
    • Deer Harbor [San Juan County]
    • False Bay [San Juan County]
    • Waldron [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldron
      • Waldron [San Juan County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Anacortes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldron
  • Snohomish County
    • Utsalady [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Utsalady
      • Utsalady [Snohomish County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Anacortes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Utsalady
    • Lake Ketchum [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Ketchum
      • Lake Ketchum [Snohomish County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Anacortes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Ketchum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Ketchum
    • North Stanwood [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Stanwood
      • North Stanwood [Snohomish County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Anacortes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Stanwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Stanwood
    • Stanwood [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanwood
      • Stanwood [Snohomish County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Anacortes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,571 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanwood<3>
    • Warm Beach [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warm Beach
      • Warm Beach [Snohomish County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Anacortes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warm Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warm Beach
    • Silvana [Snohomish County]
    • McKees Beach [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKees Beach
      • McKees Beach [Snohomish County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Anacortes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKees Beach
    • Lake Goodwin [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Goodwin
      • Lake Goodwin [Snohomish County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Anacortes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Goodwin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Goodwin
    • Arlington [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
      • Arlington [Snohomish County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Anacortes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,068 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<3>
    • Lakewood [Snohomish County]
    • Smokey Point [Snohomish County]
    • Marysville [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marysville
      • Marysville [Snohomish County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Anacortes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,392 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marysville<3>
  • Whatcom County
    • Chuckanut Village [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chuckanut Village
      • Chuckanut Village [Whatcom County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Anacortes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chuckanut Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chuckanut Village
    • Lummi Island [Whatcom County]
    • Bellingham [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellingham
      • Bellingham [Whatcom County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Anacortes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 93,955 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellingham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellingham<3>
    • Geneva [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geneva
      • Geneva [Whatcom County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Anacortes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geneva have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
    • Sudden Valley [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sudden Valley
      • Sudden Valley [Whatcom County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Anacortes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sudden Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sudden Valley
    • Lummi [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lummi
      • Lummi [Whatcom County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Anacortes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lummi
    • Wickersham [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wickersham
      • Wickersham [Whatcom County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Anacortes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wickersham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wickersham
    • Ferndale [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferndale
      • Ferndale [Whatcom County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Anacortes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,531 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferndale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ferndale<3>
    • Acme [Whatcom County]
    • Clipper [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clipper
      • Clipper [Whatcom County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Anacortes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clipper
    • Kickerville [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kickerville
      • Kickerville [Whatcom County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Anacortes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kickerville
    • Birch Bay [Whatcom County]

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Anacortes ...

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 100 newspapers that have been published in the area around Anacortes.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Anacortes. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Anacortes and those printed in the larger area surrounding Anacortes.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 23 miles [37 km] of Anacortes.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Anacortes:

  • 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 British Columbia
    • Stories from Washington

Cemeteries Near Anacortes ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Anacortes.

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

  • Grandview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grandview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grandview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandview Cemetery
  • Eden Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eden Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eden Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden Cemetery
  • Fern Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fern Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fern Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fern Hill Cemetery
  • Bay View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bay View Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bay View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bay View Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Anacortes.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay View Cemetery
  • Bow Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bow Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bow Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Anacortes.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bow Cemetery
  • Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pleasant Ridge Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Anacortes.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Olga - Doe Bay Cemetery
    • Maple Leaf Cemetery
    • Mt. Vernon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Vernon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Vernon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Vernon Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Anacortes.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Vernon Cemetery
    • Hawthorne Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hawthorne Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hawthorne Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hawthorne Memorial Park lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Anacortes.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawthorne Memorial Park
    • Green Hills Memorial Cemetery
    • Lopez Union Cemetery
    • Skagit City Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Skagit City Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Skagit City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Skagit City Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Anacortes.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skagit City Cemetery
    • Clear Lake Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clear Lake Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clear Lake Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Clear Lake Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Anacortes.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Lake Cemetery
    • Union Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
      • Union Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Anacortes.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union 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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Anacortes had a population of 1,131 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Anacortes had a population of 17,715 people.

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

  • Anacortes [Skagit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anacortes
    • Anacortes [Skagit County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Anacortes
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,131 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,715 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Anacortes had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anacortes
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anacortes<3>
  • Guemes [Skagit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guemes
    • Guemes [Skagit County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Anacortes
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Guemes had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guemes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guemes
  • Gibraltar [Skagit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibraltar
    • Gibraltar [Skagit County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Anacortes
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gibraltar had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibraltar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibraltar
  • Bay View [Skagit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay View
    • Bay View [Skagit County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Anacortes
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 111 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bay View had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay View
  • Whitney [Skagit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitney
    • Whitney [Skagit County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Anacortes
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Whitney had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitney
  • Fredonia [Skagit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fredonia
    • Fredonia [Skagit County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Anacortes
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fredonia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fredonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fredonia
  • Continue List ...
    • Decatur Island [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur Island
      • Decatur Island [San Juan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Anacortes
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Decatur Island had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur Island<3>
    • La Conner [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Conner
      • La Conner [Skagit County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Anacortes
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 398 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 958 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, La Conner had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Conner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Conner<3>
    • Samish [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samish
      • Samish [Skagit County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Anacortes
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Samish had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Samish have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Samish
    • Avon [Skagit County] - Historic
      • While Avon was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avon
      • Avon [Skagit County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Anacortes
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 142 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Avon had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Doe Bay [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doe Bay
      • Doe Bay [San Juan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Anacortes
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Doe Bay had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doe Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doe Bay
    • Chuckanut [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chuckanut
      • Chuckanut [Whatcom County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Anacortes
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chuckanut had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chuckanut have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chuckanut
    • Olga [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olga
      • Olga [San Juan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Anacortes
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Olga had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olga<3>
    • Lopez Island [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lopez Island
      • Lopez Island [San Juan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Anacortes
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lopez Island had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lopez Island
    • Richardson [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richardson
      • Richardson [San Juan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Anacortes
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Richardson had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richardson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Anacortes ...

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

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 Anacortes:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

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

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Skagit County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Anacortes: www.cityofanacortes.org/

The official website for Skagit County: www.skagitcounty.net/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Anacortes) 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 Anacortes. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AnacortesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anacortes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.5126, Longitude: -122.6126    
<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>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 Anacortes, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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