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Our Genealogy Helper for Carlton ...

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 Carlton (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 Carlton. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Carlton is located in Okanogan 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 Okanogan County: Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, Lincoln, Skagit & Whatcom.

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

  • Okanogan County     (The home county of Carlton)
    • Twisp [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twisp
      • Twisp [Okanogan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Carlton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 988 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twisp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Twisp<2>
    • Methow [Okanogan County]
    • Winthrop [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winthrop
      • Winthrop [Okanogan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Carlton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 492 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winthrop
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winthrop<2>
    • Pateros [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pateros
      • Pateros [Okanogan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Carlton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 721 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pateros
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pateros<2>
    • Brewster [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brewster
      • Brewster [Okanogan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Carlton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brewster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brewster<2>
    • Virginia City [Okanogan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia City
      • Virginia City [Okanogan County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Carlton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Malott [Okanogan County]
    • Monse [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monse
      • Monse [Okanogan County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Carlton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monse
    • Ruby [Okanogan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
      • Ruby [Okanogan County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Carlton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruby have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Okanogan [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okanogan
      • Okanogan [Okanogan County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Carlton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,607 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okanogan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okanogan<2>
    • Conconully [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conconully
      • Conconully [Okanogan County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Carlton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conconully
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conconully<2>
    • Mazama [Okanogan County]
    • Omak [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Omak
      • Omak [Okanogan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Carlton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,827 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omak
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Omak<2>
  • Chelan County
    • Granite Falls [Chelan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite Falls
      • Granite Falls [Chelan County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Carlton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite Falls
    • Manson [Chelan County]
    • Stehekin [Chelan County]
    • Chelan [Chelan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chelan
      • Chelan [Chelan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Carlton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,245 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chelan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chelan<2>
    • Holden [Chelan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holden
      • Holden [Chelan County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Carlton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holden
    • Chelan Falls [Chelan County]
    • Ardenvoir [Chelan County]
    • Entiat [Chelan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Entiat
      • Entiat [Chelan County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Carlton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,287 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Entiat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Entiat<2>
  • Douglas County
    • Bridgeport [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
      • Bridgeport [Douglas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Carlton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,585 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<2>
    • Beebe [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beebe
      • Beebe [Douglas County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Carlton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beebe
    • Mansfield [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield
      • Mansfield [Douglas County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Carlton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 337 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Carlton ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Carlton.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Carlton:

  • 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 Carlton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Carlton.

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

  • Beaver Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beaver Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beaver Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Beaver Creek Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Carlton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek Cemetery
  • Methow Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Methow Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Methow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Methow Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Carlton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Methow Cemetery
  • Sullivan Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sullivan Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sullivan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sullivan Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Carlton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullivan Cemetery
  • Chiliwist Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chiliwist Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chiliwist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Chiliwist Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Carlton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chiliwist Cemetery
  • Locust Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Locust Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Locust Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Locust Grove Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Carlton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Grove Cemetery
  • Ft. Okanogan Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ft. Okanogan Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ft. Okanogan Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ft. Okanogan Memorial Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Carlton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ft. Okanogan Memorial Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Indian Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Indian Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Indian Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Indian Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Carlton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Cemetery
    • Okanogan Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Okanogan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Okanogan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Okanogan Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Carlton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okanogan Cemetery
    • Clover Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clover Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clover Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Clover Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Carlton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover Cemetery
    • Ruby Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ruby Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ruby Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ruby Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Carlton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby Cemetery
    • Okanogan Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Okanogan Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Okanogan Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Okanogan Memorial Gardens lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Carlton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okanogan Memorial Gardens
    • Chelan Fraternal Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chelan Fraternal Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chelan Fraternal Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Chelan Fraternal Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Carlton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chelan Fraternal Cemetery
    • Omak Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Omak Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Omak Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Omak Memorial Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Carlton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omak Memorial Cemetery
    • Riverview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Riverview Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Carlton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview 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>

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

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

  • Winthrop [Okanogan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winthrop
    • Winthrop [Okanogan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Carlton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 492 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Winthrop had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winthrop
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winthrop<2>
  • Thompson [Okanogan County] - Historic
    • While Thompson was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompson
    • Thompson [Okanogan County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Carlton
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Thompson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Ophir [Okanogan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ophir
    • Ophir [Okanogan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Carlton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ophir had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ophir have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ophir
  • Malott [Okanogan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malott
    • Malott [Okanogan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Carlton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Malott had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malott
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malott<2>
  • Loop Loop [Okanogan County] - Historic
    • While Loop Loop was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loop Loop
    • Loop Loop [Okanogan County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Carlton
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Loop Loop had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loop Loop have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Ruby [Okanogan County] - Historic
    • While Ruby was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
    • Ruby [Okanogan County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Carlton
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 207 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ruby had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruby have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Conconully [Okanogan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conconully
    • Conconully [Okanogan County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Carlton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 232 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Conconully had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conconully
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conconully<2>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Okanogan County: www.okanogancounty.org/

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- Carlton) 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 Carlton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CarltonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carlton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.2482, Longitude: -120.1165    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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 Carlton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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