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Our Genealogy Helper for Auburn ...

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 Auburn (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 Auburn. 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 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.

Auburn is primarily located in King County. A portion of Auburn extends into Pierce 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 King County: Chelan, Kittitas, Pierce & Snohomish.

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

  • King County     (The home county of Auburn)
    • Lea Hill [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lea Hill
      • Lea Hill [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Auburn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lea Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lea Hill
    • Algona [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algona
      • Algona [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,199 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Algona<3>
    • Pacific [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pacific
      • Pacific [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,168 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pacific
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pacific<3>
    • Star Lake [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star Lake
      • Star Lake [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Auburn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star Lake
    • Federal Way [King County]
    • Kent [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
      • Kent [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 130,676 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kent<3>
    • Redondo [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redondo
      • Redondo [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Auburn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redondo
    • Woodmont Beach [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodmont Beach
      • Woodmont Beach [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Auburn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodmont Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodmont Beach
    • Lake Morton-Berrydale [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Morton-Berrydale
      • Lake Morton-Berrydale [King County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Auburn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Morton-Berrydale
    • Covington [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covington
      • Covington [King County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,581 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<3>
    • Zenith [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zenith
      • Zenith [King County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Auburn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zenith
    • One Hundred One Pines [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for One Hundred One Pines
      • One Hundred One Pines [King County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Auburn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on One Hundred One Pines
    • Des Moines [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Moines
      • Des Moines [King County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Moines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Moines<3>
  • Jefferson County
  • Kitsap County
    • Olalla [Kitsap County]
    • Southworth [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southworth
      • Southworth [Kitsap County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Auburn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southworth
    • South Colby [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Colby
      • South Colby [Kitsap County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Auburn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Colby
    • Burley [Kitsap County]
    • Colby [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colby
      • Colby [Kitsap County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Auburn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colby
    • Colchester [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colchester
      • Colchester [Kitsap County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Auburn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colchester
    • Manchester [Kitsap County]
    • South Park Village [Kitsap County]
    • Bethel [Kitsap County]
    • Fort Ward [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Ward
      • Fort Ward [Kitsap County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Auburn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Ward
    • Parkwood [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkwood
      • Parkwood [Kitsap County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Auburn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkwood
    • East Port Orchard [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Port Orchard
      • East Port Orchard [Kitsap County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Auburn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Port Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Port Orchard
    • Retsil [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Retsil
      • Retsil [Kitsap County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Auburn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Retsil
  • Kittitas County
  • Lewis County
  • Mason County
  • Pierce County
    • Lake Tapps [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Tapps
      • Lake Tapps [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Auburn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Tapps
    • Edgewood [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewood
      • Edgewood [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,410 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgewood<3>
    • Milton [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Pierce County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,222 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<3>
    • Sumner [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumner
      • Sumner [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,551 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumner<3>
    • Northeast Tacoma [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northeast Tacoma
      • Northeast Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Auburn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northeast Tacoma
    • North Puyallup [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Puyallup
      • North Puyallup [Pierce County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Auburn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Puyallup have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Puyallup
    • Fife [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fife
      • Fife [Pierce County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,458 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fife
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fife<3>
    • Firwood [Pierce County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Firwood
      • Firwood [Pierce County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Auburn
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Firwood. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Gardenville [Pierce County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardenville
      • Gardenville [Pierce County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Auburn
    • Bonney Lake [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonney Lake
      • Bonney Lake [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,572 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonney Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bonney Lake<3>
    • Puyallup [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puyallup
      • Puyallup [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,569 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puyallup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Puyallup<3>
    • Alderton [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderton
      • Alderton [Pierce County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Auburn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderton
    • Dash Point [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dash Point
      • Dash Point [Pierce County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Auburn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dash Point
  • Snohomish County
    • Brier [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brier
      • Brier [Snohomish County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,955 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brier<3>
    • Mountlake Terrace [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountlake Terrace
      • Mountlake Terrace [Snohomish County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountlake Terrace
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountlake Terrace<3>
    • Woodway [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodway
      • Woodway [Snohomish County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,391 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodway
    • Edmonds [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edmonds
      • Edmonds [Snohomish County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,515 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edmonds
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edmonds<3>
    • Lynnwood [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynnwood
      • Lynnwood [Snohomish County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,042 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynnwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynnwood<3>
    • Mill Creek [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Creek
      • Mill Creek [Snohomish County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,802 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mill Creek<3>
    • Monroe [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
      • Monroe [Snohomish County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,681 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroe<3>
  • Thurston County
    • Puget [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puget
      • Puget [Thurston County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Auburn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puget
    • Nisqually Indian Community [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nisqually Indian Community
      • Nisqually Indian Community [Thurston County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Auburn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nisqually Indian Community
    • North Yelm [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Yelm
      • North Yelm [Thurston County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Auburn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Yelm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Yelm
    • Yelm [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yelm
      • Yelm [Thurston County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yelm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yelm<3>
    • Lacey [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacey
      • Lacey [Thurston County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacey<3>
    • Rainier [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainier
      • Rainier [Thurston County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,350 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainier<3>
    • East Olympia [Thurston County]
    • Olympia [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olympia
      • Olympia [Thurston County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olympia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olympia<3>
    • Tumwater [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tumwater
      • Tumwater [Thurston County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,272 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tumwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tumwater<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Auburn ...

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 202 newspapers that have been published in the area around Auburn.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Auburn. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Auburn and those printed in the larger area surrounding Auburn.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 13 miles [20.9 km] of Auburn.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Auburn:

  • 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 Auburn ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Auburn.

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

  • White Lake Cemetery
  • Mountain View Cemetery
  • Auburn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Auburn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Auburn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn Cemetery
  • Gethsemane Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gethsemane Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gethsemane Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gethsemane Cemetery
  • Georges Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Georges Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Georges Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georges Cemetery
  • Suise Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Suise Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Suise Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suise Creek Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Firwood Indian Cemetery
    • Sumner Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sumner Cemetery
      • Sumner Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Auburn.
      • Sumner Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Sumner Pioneer Cemetery
      • Sumner Town Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumner Cemetery
    • Lake Tapps Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lake Tapps Pioneer Cemetery
      • Lake Tapps Pioneer Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Auburn.
      • Lake Tapps Pioneer Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Dieringer Cemetery
      • Dieringer Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Tapps Pioneer Cemetery
    • Saar Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Saar Pioneer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Saar Pioneer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Saar Pioneer Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Auburn.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saar Pioneer Cemetery
    • St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery
      • St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Auburn.
      • St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery has also been known as:
      • St. Patricks Cemetery
      • White River Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery
    • Tahoma National Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tahoma National Cemetery
      • The Tahoma National Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Kent.To be more accurate, Tahoma National Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Auburn.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tahoma National Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #109448<5>
    • Puyallup Tribal Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Puyallup Tribal Cemetery
      • Puyallup Tribal Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Auburn.
      • Puyallup Tribal Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Cushman Cemetery
      • Indian Mission Cemetery
      • Puyallup Indian Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puyallup Tribal Cemetery
    • Woodbine Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woodbine Cemetery
      • Woodbine Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Auburn.
      • Woodbine Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Puyallup Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbine Cemetery
    • Black Diamond Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

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

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

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

  • Stuck [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stuck
    • Stuck [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Auburn
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stuck had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stuck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stuck
  • Christopher [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christopher
    • Christopher [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Auburn
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Christopher had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christopher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christopher
  • Thomas [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomas
    • Thomas [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Auburn
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thomas had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas
  • Lake Tapps [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Tapps
    • Lake Tapps [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Auburn
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lake Tapps had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Tapps
  • Kent [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
    • Kent [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Auburn
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 853 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 130,676 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Kent had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kent<3>
  • Buenna [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buenna
    • Buenna [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Auburn
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Buenna had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buenna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buenna
  • Continue List ...
    • Sumner [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumner
      • Sumner [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Auburn
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 580 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,551 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sumner had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumner<3>
    • Green River [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green River
      • Green River [King County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Auburn
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Green River had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Covington [King County]
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      • Covington [King County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,581 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Covington had a post office and no railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<3>
    • O'Brien [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for O'Brien
      • O'Brien [King County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Auburn
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, O'Brien had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for O'Brien have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Puyallup [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puyallup
      • Puyallup [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Auburn
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,732 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,569 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Puyallup had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puyallup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Puyallup<3>
    • Meeker [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meeker
      • Meeker [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Auburn
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Meeker had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meeker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Des Moines [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Moines
      • Des Moines [King County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Auburn
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 212 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,389 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Des Moines had a post office and no railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Moines<3>
    • Alderton [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderton
      • Alderton [Pierce County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Auburn
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Alderton had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderton
    • Maple Valley [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Valley
      • Maple Valley [King County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Auburn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,544 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Maple Valley had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maple Valley<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Auburn ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

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 Auburn in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Auburn for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Washington

About King County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Auburn: www.ci.auburn.wa.us/

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

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- Auburn) 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 Auburn. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AuburnOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Auburn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3030, Longitude: -122.2258    
<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 Auburn, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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