A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

The location of Thorp Cemetery

A visit to the Thorp Cemetery ...

Introduction ...

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. We found an ancestor that we believed to have been buried in one cemetery was actually buried elsewhere. We discovered that his burial had been refused at the last moment and the family had scrambled to make new arrangements. By looking at nearby cemeteries, the surrounding communities and in newspapers of the period, we were finally able to locate his burial site. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

This page contains six sections:

The Location of the Thorp Cemetery ...

The Thorp Cemetery is located in Kittitas County. The county seat for Kittitas County is located in Ellensburg.

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the Thorp Cemetery

Lat:   47.0502°   (47° 3' 0")

Lon:   -120.6722°   (-120° 40' 19")

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 6 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> of the Thorp Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Kittitas County.

Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Thorp Cemetery
IOOF Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Thorp Cemetery
Laurel Hill Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Thorp Cemetery
Old German Baptist Cascade Valley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Thorp Cemetery
Swauk Prairie Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Thorp Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #77077<2>
Thorp - Splawn Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Thorp Cemetery

For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 18 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Thorp Cemetery.

Cabin Creek   [Map]     Liberty   [Map]    
Cle Elum   [Map]     Naches   [Map]    
Cowiche   [Map]     Pine Glen   [Map]    
Easton   [Map]     Ronald   [Map]    
Ellensburg   [Map]     Roslyn   [Map]    
Eschbach   [Map]     Selah   [Map]    
Gleed   [Map]     South Cle Elum   [Map]    
Hillside Siding   [Map]     Thorp   [Map]    
Kittitas   [Map]     Tieton   [Map]    

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Thorp Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Kittitas County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Thorp Cemetery.

Cle Elum   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Thorp Cemetery
Ellensburg   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Thorp Cemetery
Kittitas   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Thorp Cemetery
Naches   [Map]
 - Located in Yakima County
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South (S) of the Thorp Cemetery
Roslyn   [Map]
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Thorp Cemetery
Selah   [Map]
 - Located in Yakima County
 - Lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Thorp Cemetery

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 all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Thorp Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Washington:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Kittitas County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chelan County:     Cyndi's



Douglas County:     Cyndi's



Yakima County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Washington:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Washington,
Cemeteries of Kittitas County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Washington   Cemetery Wiki for Washington
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries of Washington,
Cemeteries of Kittitas 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Thorp Cemetery ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually in newspapers, old books or maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we continue our research. We've created the following list to keep track of the sources we found useful in our research about the Thorp Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1527126   (Name of Record: Thorp Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Kittitas
Lat: 47.0498463     Lon: -120.6717403   [Map]
Elev: 520         Map Name: Thorp

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Washington

About Kittitas County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kittitas County:

The official website for State of Washington:

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- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Thorp Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.0502, Longitude: -120.6722     [Map].

- Return to Citation

<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:

- Return to Citation






Sitemap Privacy
of Use



Copyright 2018
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2019