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Our Genealogy Helper for Darrington ...

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 Darrington (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 Darrington. 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 northwest 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 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.

Darrington is located in Snohomish 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 Snohomish County: Chelan, Island, King & Skagit.

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

  • Snohomish County     (The home county of Darrington)
    • Fortson [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fortson
      • Fortson [Snohomish County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Darrington
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fortson
    • Swede Heaven [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swede Heaven
      • Swede Heaven [Snohomish County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Darrington
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swede Heaven
    • Silverton [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silverton
      • Silverton [Snohomish County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Darrington
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverton
    • Verlot [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verlot
      • Verlot [Snohomish County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Darrington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verlot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verlot
    • Oso [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oso
      • Oso [Snohomish County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Darrington
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oso
    • Monte Cristo [Snohomish County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monte Cristo
      • Monte Cristo [Snohomish County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Darrington
    • Granite Falls [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite Falls
      • Granite Falls [Snohomish County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Darrington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,585 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granite Falls<3>
    • Pilchuck [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilchuck
      • Pilchuck [Snohomish County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Darrington
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilchuck
    • Arlington Heights [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington Heights
      • Arlington Heights [Snohomish County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Darrington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arlington Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington Heights
    • Lake Bosworth [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Bosworth
      • Lake Bosworth [Snohomish County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Darrington
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Bosworth
    • Lake Roesiger [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Roesiger
      • Lake Roesiger [Snohomish County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Darrington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Roesiger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Roesiger
    • Lochsloy [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lochsloy
      • Lochsloy [Snohomish County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Darrington
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lochsloy
    • Arlington [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
      • Arlington [Snohomish County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Darrington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,068 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<3>
  • Island County
    • Clinton [Island County]
    • Langley [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Langley
      • Langley [Island County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Darrington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,148 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Langley<3>
  • King County
    • Baring [King County]
    • Skykomish [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skykomish
      • Skykomish [King County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Darrington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 219 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skykomish
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skykomish<3>
    • Duvall [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duvall
      • Duvall [King County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Darrington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,161 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duvall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duvall<3>
  • Skagit County
    • Rockport [Skagit County]
    • Lake Cavanaugh [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Cavanaugh
      • Lake Cavanaugh [Skagit County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Darrington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Cavanaugh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Cavanaugh
    • Concrete [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concrete
      • Concrete [Skagit County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Darrington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 743 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concrete
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Concrete<3>
    • Marblemount [Skagit County]
    • Hamilton [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton
      • Hamilton [Skagit County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Darrington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 310 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<3>
    • Lyman [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyman
      • Lyman [Skagit County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Darrington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 475 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyman<3>
    • Lake McMurray [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake McMurray
      • Lake McMurray [Skagit County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Darrington
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake McMurray
    • Montborne [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montborne
      • Montborne [Skagit County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Darrington
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montborne
    • Big Lake [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Lake
      • Big Lake [Skagit County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Darrington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Lake
    • Sedro-Woolley [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sedro-Woolley
      • Sedro-Woolley [Skagit County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Darrington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,182 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sedro-Woolley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sedro-Woolley<3>
    • Conway [Skagit County]
    • Mount Vernon [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
      • Mount Vernon [Skagit County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Darrington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,336 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<3>
    • Burlington [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burlington
      • Burlington [Skagit County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Darrington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,543 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burlington<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Darrington ...

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 66 newspapers that have been published in the area around Darrington.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Darrington, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Darrington.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Darrington:

  • 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 Darrington ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Darrington.

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

  • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Indian Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Darrington.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Cemetery
  • Suiattle Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Suiattle Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Suiattle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Suiattle Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Darrington.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suiattle Cemetery
  • American Legion Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the American Legion Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the American Legion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • American Legion Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Darrington.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on American Legion Cemetery
  • Forest Park Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forest Park Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forest Park Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Forest Park Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Darrington.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Park Cemetery
  • Arlington Municipal Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Arlington Municipal Cemetery
    • Arlington Municipal Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Darrington.
    • Arlington Municipal Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Arlington Cemetery
    • Harwood Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington Municipal Cemetery
  • Hamilton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hamilton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hamilton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hamilton Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Darrington.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Machias Community Cemetery
    • Marysville Cemetery
    • Lyman Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lyman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lyman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lyman Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Darrington.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyman 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.<5>

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

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

  • Mansford [Skagit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansford
    • Mansford [Skagit County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Darrington
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mansford had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mansford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansford
  • Oso [Snohomish County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oso
    • Oso [Snohomish County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Darrington
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oso had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oso
  • Sauk [Skagit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sauk
    • Sauk [Skagit County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Darrington
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sauk had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sauk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sauk
  • Granite Falls [Snohomish County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite Falls
    • Granite Falls [Snohomish County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Darrington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,585 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Granite Falls had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granite Falls<3>
  • Marblemount [Skagit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marblemount
    • Marblemount [Skagit County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Darrington
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Marblemount had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marblemount
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marblemount<3>
  • Trafton [Snohomish County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trafton
    • Trafton [Snohomish County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Darrington
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Trafton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trafton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trafton
  • Continue List ...
    • Pilchuck [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilchuck
      • Pilchuck [Snohomish County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Darrington
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pilchuck had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilchuck
    • Birdsview [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birdsview
      • Birdsview [Skagit County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Darrington
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Birdsview had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birdsview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birdsview
    • Arlington [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
      • Arlington [Snohomish County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Darrington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,068 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Arlington had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<3>
    • Edgecomb [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgecomb
      • Edgecomb [Snohomish County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Darrington
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Edgecomb had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgecomb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgecomb
    • Getchell [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Getchell
      • Getchell [Snohomish County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Darrington
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Getchell had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Getchell
    • Hamilton [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton
      • Hamilton [Skagit County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Darrington
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 105 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 310 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hamilton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<3>
    • Bryant [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryant
      • Bryant [Snohomish County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Darrington
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bryant had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryant
    • Hartford [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford
      • Hartford [Snohomish County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Darrington
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hartford had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford
    • Machias [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Machias
      • Machias [Snohomish County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Darrington
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Machias had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Machias have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Machias

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Darrington ...

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

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.

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Washington

About Snohomish County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Snohomish County: www.co.snohomish.wa.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Darrington) 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 Darrington. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DarringtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Darrington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.2530, Longitude: -121.6049    
<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>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.
<5>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 Darrington, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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