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Our Genealogy Helper for Houghton ...

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 Houghton (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 Houghton. 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Houghton is located in King 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 Houghton. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Houghton:

  • King County     (The home county of Houghton)
    • Kirkland [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkland
      • Kirkland [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Houghton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,431 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirkland<2>
    • Hunts Point [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunts Point
      • Hunts Point [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Houghton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 435 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunts Point
    • Yarrow Point [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yarrow Point
      • Yarrow Point [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Houghton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,146 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yarrow Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yarrow Point<2>
    • Clyde Hill [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde Hill
      • Clyde Hill [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Houghton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,398 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde Hill
    • Medina [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medina
      • Medina [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Houghton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,308 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medina have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medina
    • Redmond [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redmond
      • Redmond [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Houghton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,507 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redmond<2>
    • Earlmont [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Earlmont
      • Earlmont [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Houghton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Earlmont
    • Bellevue [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellevue
      • Bellevue [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Houghton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 148,073 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellevue
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellevue<2>
    • Laurelhurst [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurelhurst
      • Laurelhurst [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Houghton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurelhurst
    • Pontiac [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontiac
      • Pontiac [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Houghton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pontiac have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontiac
    • University Village [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Village
      • University Village [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Houghton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Village
    • Kingsgate [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsgate
      • Kingsgate [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Houghton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsgate
  • Island County
    • Clinton [Island County]
    • Bay View [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay View
      • Bay View [Island County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Houghton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay View
    • Langley [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Langley
      • Langley [Island County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Houghton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,148 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Langley<2>
    • Freeland [Island County]
    • Greenbank [Island County]
    • Camano [Island County]
  • Jefferson County
    • Port Ludlow [Jefferson County]
    • Beaver Valley [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Valley
      • Beaver Valley [Jefferson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Houghton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Valley
    • Brinnon [Jefferson County]
    • Quilcene [Jefferson County]
    • Chimacum [Jefferson County]
    • Marrowstone [Jefferson County]
    • Nordland [Jefferson County]
    • Port Hadlock [Jefferson County]
    • Port Townsend [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Townsend
      • Port Townsend [Jefferson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Houghton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,973 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Townsend
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Townsend<2>
  • Kitsap County
    • Yeomalt [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yeomalt
      • Yeomalt [Kitsap County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Houghton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yeomalt
    • Bainbridge Island [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bainbridge Island
      • Bainbridge Island [Kitsap County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Houghton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,358 people
      • Bainbridge Island has also been known as:
      • Winslow
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bainbridge Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bainbridge Island<2>
    • Manitou Beach [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manitou Beach
      • Manitou Beach [Kitsap County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Houghton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manitou Beach
    • Rolling Bay [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Bay
      • Rolling Bay [Kitsap County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Houghton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Bay
    • Fort Ward [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Ward
      • Fort Ward [Kitsap County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Houghton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Ward
    • Kingston [Kitsap County]
    • Indianola [Kitsap County]
    • Suquamish [Kitsap County]
    • Colchester [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colchester
      • Colchester [Kitsap County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Houghton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colchester
    • Manchester [Kitsap County]
    • Southworth [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southworth
      • Southworth [Kitsap County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Houghton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southworth
    • Colby [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colby
      • Colby [Kitsap County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Houghton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colby
  • Mason County
  • Pierce County
    • Dash Point [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dash Point
      • Dash Point [Pierce County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Houghton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dash Point
    • Northeast Tacoma [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northeast Tacoma
      • Northeast Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Houghton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northeast Tacoma
    • Edgewood [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewood
      • Edgewood [Pierce County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Houghton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,410 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgewood<2>
    • Lake Tapps [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Tapps
      • Lake Tapps [Pierce County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Houghton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Tapps
    • Gig Harbor [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gig Harbor
      • Gig Harbor [Pierce County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Houghton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,873 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gig Harbor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gig Harbor<2>
    • Ruston [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruston
      • Ruston [Pierce County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Houghton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 848 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruston
    • Wauna [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wauna
      • Wauna [Pierce County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Houghton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wauna
    • Gardenville [Pierce County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardenville
      • Gardenville [Pierce County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Houghton
    • Fife [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fife
      • Fife [Pierce County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Houghton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,458 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fife
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fife<2>
    • Tacoma [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tacoma
      • Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Houghton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<2>
    • Rosedale [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
      • Rosedale [Pierce County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Houghton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
    • Sumner [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumner
      • Sumner [Pierce County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Houghton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,551 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumner<2>
  • Snohomish County
    • Brier [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brier
      • Brier [Snohomish County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Houghton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,955 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brier<2>
    • Canyon Park [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon Park
      • Canyon Park [Snohomish County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Houghton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canyon Park
    • Maltby [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maltby
      • Maltby [Snohomish County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Houghton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maltby
    • Mountlake Terrace [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountlake Terrace
      • Mountlake Terrace [Snohomish County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Houghton
      • 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<2>
    • Alderwood Manor [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderwood Manor
      • Alderwood Manor [Snohomish County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Houghton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alderwood Manor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderwood Manor
    • North Creek [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Creek
      • North Creek [Snohomish County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Houghton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Creek
    • Echo Lake [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Lake
      • Echo Lake [Snohomish County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Houghton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo Lake
    • Esperance [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esperance
      • Esperance [Snohomish County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Houghton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Esperance have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Esperance
    • Clearview [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearview
      • Clearview [Snohomish County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Houghton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearview
    • Lynnwood [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynnwood
      • Lynnwood [Snohomish County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Houghton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,042 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynnwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynnwood<2>
    • Cathcart [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cathcart
      • Cathcart [Snohomish County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Houghton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cathcart
    • Edmonds [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edmonds
      • Edmonds [Snohomish County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Houghton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,515 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edmonds
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edmonds<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Houghton ...

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 622 newspapers that have been published in the area around Houghton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Houghton, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Houghton.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 Houghton:

  • 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 Houghton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Houghton.

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

  • Everest Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Everest Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Everest Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everest Memorial Park
  • Kirkland Cemetery
  • Calvary Catholic Cemetery
  • Gar Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gar Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gar Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gar Cemetery
  • Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery
  • Lake View Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Sunset Hills Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset Hills Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset Hills Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Hills Memorial Park
    • Eastside Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eastside Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eastside Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastside Memorial Park
    • Woodinville Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woodinville Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woodinville Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Woodinville Memorial Park lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Houghton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodinville Memorial Park
    • Acacia Memorial Park
    • Evergreen Park Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evergreen Park Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Evergreen Park Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Evergreen Park Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Houghton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Park Cemetery
    • Evergreen - Washelli Memorial Park
    • Crown Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crown Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crown Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Crown Hill Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Houghton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown Hill Cemetery
    • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Abbey View Memorial Park

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Houghton had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Houghton [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houghton
    • Houghton [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Houghton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Houghton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houghton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houghton
  • Kirkland [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkland
    • Kirkland [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Houghton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,431 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kirkland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirkland<2>
  • Juanita [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juanita
    • Juanita [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Houghton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Juanita had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Juanita have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juanita
  • Redmond [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redmond
    • Redmond [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Houghton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,507 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Redmond had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redmond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redmond<2>
  • Pontiac [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontiac
    • Pontiac [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Houghton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pontiac had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pontiac have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontiac
  • York [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
    • York [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Houghton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, York had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for York have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
  • Continue List ...
    • Ravenna [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenna
      • Ravenna [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Houghton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ravenna had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravenna have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenna
    • Adelaide [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adelaide
      • Adelaide [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Houghton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 31 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Adelaide had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adelaide have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adelaide
    • Seattle [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seattle
      • Seattle [King County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Houghton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42,873 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 769,714 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Seattle had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seattle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seattle<2>
    • Inglewood [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inglewood
      • Inglewood [King County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Houghton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Inglewood had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inglewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inglewood
    • Wayne [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayne
      • Wayne [King County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Houghton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wayne had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayne have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayne
    • White [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White
      • White [King County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Houghton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, White had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White
    • Edgewater [King County] - Historic
      • While Edgewater was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater
      • Edgewater [King County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Houghton
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 191 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Edgewater had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fremont [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fremont
      • Fremont [King County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Houghton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 802 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fremont had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fremont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont
    • Bothell [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bothell
      • Bothell [King County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Houghton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,524 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bothell had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bothell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bothell<2>

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

Mentions & References for Houghton

Cities, Towns and Villages of Washington

About King County

About Washington

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

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Houghton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Houghton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6609, Longitude: -122.2060       In this case, the coordinates for Houghton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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 Houghton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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