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Our Genealogical Helper for Arcadia ...

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 Arcadia (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Arcadia. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

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

Newspapers Published in Arcadia ...

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 95 newspapers that have been published in the area around Arcadia.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Arcadia, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Arcadia.

Cemeteries Near Arcadia ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Arcadia.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

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

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Arcadia covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Ravensdale Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Hobart - Maple Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Black Diamond Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tahoma National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Suise Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Krain Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW White Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Enumclaw Municipal Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Saar Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     


       

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

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

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

Summit   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Arcadia
 - Summit had railroad service and no post office
 
Maple Valley   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Arcadia
 - Maple Valley had a post office and railroad service
 
Covington   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Arcadia
 - Covington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Black Diamond   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Arcadia
 - 1895 population of 561 people (with 4,384 people in 2016)
 - Black Diamond had a post office and railroad service
 
Cedar Mountain   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Arcadia
 - Cedar Mountain had railroad service and no post office
 
Franklin - Historic   [Map]
 - While Franklin was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Arcadia
 - 1895 population of 647 people
 - Franklin had a post office and railroad service
 
Kangley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Arcadia
 - Kangley had a post office and railroad service
 
Green River   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Arcadia
 - Green River had a post office and no railroad service

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

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 doctors 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.

Arcadia is located in King County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of King County: Chelan, Kittitas, Pierce & Snohomish.

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

  DirectionDistance
King     (The home county for Arcadia)
      Wilderness Village   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Ravensdale   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Maple Valley   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hobart   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Covington   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mirrormont   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Maple Heights-Lake Desire   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Black Diamond   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Lake Morton-Berrydale   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Franklin - Historic   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      East Renton Highlands   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lea Hill   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Issaquah   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
Kitsap
      Southworth   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Olalla   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      South Colby   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fort Ward   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Manchester   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      South Park Village   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bainbridge Island   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burley   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Parkwood   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Manitou Beach   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      East Port Orchard   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Retsil   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Kittitas
      Snoqualmie Pass   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Easton   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Mason
      Allyn   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belfair   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grapeview   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Pierce
      Lake Tapps   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Buckley   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bonney Lake   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Edgewood   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Milton   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sumner   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      South Prairie   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Alderton   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      North Puyallup   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Prairie Ridge   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Firwood - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Gardenville - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Northeast Tacoma   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
 
Snohomish
      Echo Lake   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Maltby   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Canyon Park   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brier   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clearview   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      North Creek   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mountlake Terrace   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cathcart   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Monroe   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alderwood Manor   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Esperance   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lynnwood   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Woodway   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Thurston
      Nisqually Indian Community   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      North Yelm   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

These websites are specific to Washington:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Washington State Archives

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

These pages are specific to King County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Kitsap County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kittitas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pierce County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Snohomish County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Thurston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Washington:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Washington,     of King County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Washington
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Washington
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Washington,     of King County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Washington

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Washington

About King County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/

The official website for State of Washington: www.access.wa.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Arcadia. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Arcadia) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arcadia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3823, Longitude: -122.0082     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Arcadia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Arcadia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Arcadia.