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Our Genealogy Helper for Gig Harbor ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Gig Harbor (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 Gig Harbor. 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.

Name Variations for Gig Harbor ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Gig Harbor: Gig Hbr. (or less commonly used: Gig Harb. or Gig Hrbr.)

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 doctors and 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.

Gig Harbor is located in 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 Pierce County: King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Lewis, Mason, Thurston & Yakima.

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

  • Pierce County     (The home county of Gig Harbor)
    • Artondale (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artondale
      • Artondale lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Gig Harbor and is located in Pierce County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Artondale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artondale
    • Ruston (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruston
      • Ruston lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Gig Harbor and is located in Pierce County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 848 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruston
    • Cromwell (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cromwell
      • Cromwell lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Gig Harbor and is located in Pierce County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cromwell
    • Rosedale (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
      • Rosedale lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Gig Harbor and is located in Pierce County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
    • Wauna (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wauna
      • Wauna lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Gig Harbor and is located in Pierce County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wauna
    • Fox Island (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Fircrest (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fircrest
      • Fircrest lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Gig Harbor and is located in Pierce County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,884 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fircrest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fircrest<3>
    • Dash Point (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dash Point
      • Dash Point lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Gig Harbor and is located in Pierce County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dash Point
    • University Place (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Place
      • University Place lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Gig Harbor and is located in Pierce County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,090 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Place
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for University Place<3>
    • Tacoma (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tacoma
      • Tacoma lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Gig Harbor and is located in Pierce County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<3>
    • Gertrude (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gertrude
      • Gertrude lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Gig Harbor and is located in Pierce County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gertrude
    • Vaughn (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaughn
      • Vaughn lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Gig Harbor and is located in Pierce County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn
  • Grays Harbor County
    • McCleary (37 miles [59.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCleary
      • McCleary lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Gig Harbor and is located in Grays Harbor County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,830 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCleary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCleary<3>
  • Jefferson County
    • Brinnon (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Quilcene (36 miles [57.9 km] to the north)
  • King County
    • Tahlequah (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tahlequah
      • Tahlequah lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Gig Harbor and is located in King County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tahlequah
    • Magnolia Beach (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia Beach
      • Magnolia Beach lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Gig Harbor and is located in King County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia Beach
    • Vashon (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Federal Way (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Federal Way
      • Federal Way lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Gig Harbor and is located in King County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 96,307 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Federal Way
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Federal Way<3>
    • Redondo (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redondo
      • Redondo lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Gig Harbor and is located in King County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redondo
    • Woodmont Beach (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodmont Beach
      • Woodmont Beach lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Gig Harbor and is located in King County
      • 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
    • Zenith (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zenith
      • Zenith lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Gig Harbor and is located in King County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zenith
    • Milton (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Gig Harbor and is located in King County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,222 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<3>
    • Star Lake (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star Lake
      • Star Lake lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Gig Harbor and is located in King County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star Lake
    • Des Moines (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Moines
      • Des Moines lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Gig Harbor and is located in King County
      • 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>
    • Normandy Park (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Normandy Park
      • Normandy Park lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Gig Harbor and is located in King County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,566 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Normandy Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Normandy Park<3>
    • North Hill (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hill
      • North Hill lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Gig Harbor and is located in King County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hill
  • Kitsap County
    • Burley (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Olalla (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Bethel (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • East Port Orchard (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Port Orchard
      • East Port Orchard lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Gig Harbor and is located in Kitsap County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Port Orchard
    • South Colby (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Colby
      • South Colby lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Gig Harbor and is located in Kitsap County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Colby
    • Southworth (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southworth
      • Southworth lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Gig Harbor and is located in Kitsap County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southworth
    • Colby (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colby
      • Colby lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Gig Harbor and is located in Kitsap County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colby
    • Parkwood (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkwood
      • Parkwood lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Gig Harbor and is located in Kitsap County
      • 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
    • Port Orchard (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Orchard
      • Port Orchard lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Gig Harbor and is located in Kitsap County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,718 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Orchard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Orchard<3>
    • South Park Village (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Gorst (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Colchester (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colchester
      • Colchester lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Gig Harbor and is located in Kitsap County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colchester
  • Mason County
    • Grapeview (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Allyn (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Belfair (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Bayshore (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayshore
      • Bayshore lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Gig Harbor and is located in Mason County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayshore
    • Tahuya (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)
    • Shelton (25 miles [40.2 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelton
      • Shelton lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Gig Harbor and is located in Mason County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,955 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelton<3>
    • Hoodsport (26 miles [41.8 km] to the west)
    • Lilliwaup (26 miles [41.8 km] to the west)
    • Potlatch (26 miles [41.8 km] to the west)
    • Skokomish (26 miles [41.8 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skokomish
      • Skokomish lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Gig Harbor and is located in Mason County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skokomish
    • New Kamilche (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Kamilche
      • New Kamilche lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Gig Harbor and is located in Mason County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Kamilche have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Kamilche
    • Mohrweis (29 miles [46.7 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mohrweis
      • Mohrweis lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Gig Harbor and is located in Mason County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mohrweis
  • Snohomish County
    • Woodway (33 miles [53.1 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodway
      • Woodway lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Gig Harbor and is located in Snohomish County
      • 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 (34 miles [54.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edmonds
      • Edmonds lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Gig Harbor and is located in Snohomish County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,515 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edmonds
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edmonds<3>
    • Mountlake Terrace (34 miles [54.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountlake Terrace
      • Mountlake Terrace lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Gig Harbor and is located in Snohomish County
      • 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>
    • Brier (34 miles [54.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brier
      • Brier lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Gig Harbor and is located in Snohomish County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,955 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brier<3>
    • Lynnwood (36 miles [57.9 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynnwood
      • Lynnwood lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Gig Harbor and is located in Snohomish County
      • 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 (40 miles [64.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Creek
      • Mill Creek lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Gig Harbor and is located in Snohomish County
      • 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>
  • Thurston County
    • Puget (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puget
      • Puget lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Gig Harbor and is located in Thurston County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puget
    • Tanglewilde (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanglewilde
      • Tanglewilde lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Gig Harbor and is located in Thurston County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanglewilde
    • Nisqually Indian Community (22 miles [35.4 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nisqually Indian Community
      • Nisqually Indian Community lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Gig Harbor and is located in Thurston County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nisqually Indian Community
    • Lacey (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacey
      • Lacey lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Gig Harbor and is located in Thurston County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacey<3>
    • Olympia (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olympia
      • Olympia lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Gig Harbor and is located in Thurston County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olympia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olympia<3>
    • Kellys Korner (25 miles [40.2 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellys Korner
      • Kellys Korner lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Gig Harbor and is located in Thurston County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellys Korner
    • North Yelm (25 miles [40.2 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Yelm
      • North Yelm lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Gig Harbor and is located in Thurston County
      • 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 (26 miles [41.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yelm
      • Yelm lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Gig Harbor and is located in Thurston County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yelm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yelm<3>
    • Tumwater (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tumwater
      • Tumwater lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Gig Harbor and is located in Thurston County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,272 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tumwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tumwater<3>
    • East Olympia (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Rainier (30 miles [48.3 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainier
      • Rainier lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Gig Harbor and is located in Thurston County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,350 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainier<3>
    • Tenino (34 miles [54.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tenino
      • Tenino lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Gig Harbor and is located in Thurston County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,867 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tenino
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tenino<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Gig Harbor ...

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 191 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gig Harbor.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Gig Harbor. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Gig Harbor and those printed in the larger area surrounding Gig Harbor.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 14 miles [22.5 km] of Gig Harbor.

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 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 Gig Harbor:

  • 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 Gig Harbor ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gig Harbor.

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

  • Artondale Cemetery
  • Gig Harbor Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gig Harbor Cemetery
    • The Gig Harbor Cemetery is located outside and to the north of Gig Harbor.
    • Gig Harbor Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Cresent Valley Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gig Harbor Cemetery
  • Haven of Rest Cemetery
  • Rosedale Cemetery
  • Cromwell Cemetery
  • Fox Island Cemetery
  • Minter Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Minter Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Minter Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • The Minter Cemetery is located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Wauna.To be more precise, Minter Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Gig Harbor.
    • Minter Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Elgin Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minter Cemetery
  • New Tacoma Cemetery
  • Penbrock Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Penbrock Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Penbrock Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Penbrock Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Gig Harbor.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penbrock Cemetery
  • Lakebay Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lakebay Cemetery
    • Lakebay Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Gig Harbor.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakebay Cemetery
  • Hillcrest Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillcrest Cemetery
    • Hillcrest Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Gig Harbor.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest Cemetery
  • Oakwood Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oakwood Hill Cemetery
    • Oakwood Hill Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Gig Harbor.
    • Oakwood Hill Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Oak Wood Cemetery
    • Oak Wood Hill Cemetery
    • Oakwood Cemetery
    • Prairie Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakwood Hill Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1996538<4>
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    • Pauper Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pauper Cemetery
      • Pauper Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Gig Harbor.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pauper Cemetery
    • Tacoma Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tacoma Cemetery
      • Tacoma Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Gig Harbor.
      • Tacoma Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Oaklawn Cemetery
      • Old Tacoma Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #77080<4>
    • Fraola Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fraola Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fraola Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fraola Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Gig Harbor.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fraola 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Gig Harbor had a population of 321 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Gig Harbor had a population of 10,873 people.

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

  • Gig Harbor (Pierce County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gig Harbor
    • Gig Harbor lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Gig Harbor and is located in Pierce County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 321 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,873 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gig Harbor had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gig Harbor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gig Harbor<3>
  • Artondale (Pierce County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artondale
    • Artondale lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Gig Harbor and is located in Pierce County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Artondale had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Artondale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artondale
  • Rosedale (Pierce County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
    • Rosedale lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Gig Harbor and is located in Pierce County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rosedale had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
  • Wollochet (Pierce County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wollochet
    • Wollochet lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Gig Harbor and is located in Pierce County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wollochet had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wollochet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wollochet
  • Purdy (Pierce County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purdy
    • Purdy lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Gig Harbor and is located in Pierce County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Purdy had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purdy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
  • Fox Island (Pierce County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Island
    • Fox Island lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Gig Harbor and is located in Pierce County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fox Island had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Island
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fox Island<3>
  • Minter (Pierce County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minter
    • Minter lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Gig Harbor and is located in Pierce County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Minter had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minter
  • Olalla (Kitsap County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olalla
    • Olalla lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Gig Harbor and is located in Kitsap County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Olalla had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olalla
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olalla<3>
  • Tacoma (Pierce County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tacoma
    • Tacoma lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Gig Harbor and is located in Pierce County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 36,006 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tacoma had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<3>
  • Vaughn (Pierce County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaughn
    • Vaughn lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Gig Harbor and is located in Pierce County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vaughn had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn
  • Lakebay (Pierce County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakebay
    • Lakebay lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Gig Harbor and is located in Pierce County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lakebay had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakebay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakebay<3>
  • Chautauqua (King County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chautauqua
    • Chautauqua lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Gig Harbor and is located in King County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chautauqua had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chautauqua have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chautauqua
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    • Meridian (Pierce County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meridian
      • Meridian lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Gig Harbor and is located in Pierce County
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Meridian had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meridian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meridian
    • Excelsior (Pierce County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excelsior
      • Excelsior lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Gig Harbor and is located in Pierce County
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Excelsior had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Excelsior have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excelsior
    • Maury (King County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maury
      • Maury lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Gig Harbor and is located in King County
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Maury had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maury

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

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The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gig Harbor) 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 Gig Harbor. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gig HarborOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gig Harbor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3276, Longitude: -122.5831    
<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>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.
<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 Gig Harbor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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