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Our Genealogy Helper for Loomis ...

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 Loomis (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 Loomis. 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 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.

Loomis is located in Okanogan County.

To see how the shape of Washington's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Okanogan County: Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, Lincoln, Skagit & Whatcom.

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

  • Okanogan County     (The home county of Loomis)
    • Tonasket [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tonasket
      • Tonasket [Okanogan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Loomis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,131 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonasket
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tonasket<2>
    • Oroville [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oroville
      • Oroville [Okanogan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Loomis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,688 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oroville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oroville<2>
    • Conconully [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conconully
      • Conconully [Okanogan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Loomis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conconully
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conconully<2>
    • Molson [Okanogan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Molson
      • Molson [Okanogan County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Loomis
    • Riverside [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
      • Riverside [Okanogan County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Loomis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
    • Ruby [Okanogan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
      • Ruby [Okanogan County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Loomis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruby have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Synarep [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Synarep
      • Synarep [Okanogan County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Loomis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Synarep
    • North Omak [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Omak
      • North Omak [Okanogan County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Loomis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Omak have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Omak
    • Omak [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Omak
      • Omak [Okanogan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Loomis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,827 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omak
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Omak<2>
    • Okanogan [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okanogan
      • Okanogan [Okanogan County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Loomis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,607 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okanogan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okanogan<2>
    • Winthrop [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winthrop
      • Winthrop [Okanogan County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Loomis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 492 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winthrop
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winthrop<2>
    • Malott [Okanogan County]
    • Mazama [Okanogan County]

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Loomis ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Loomis.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Loomis. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Loomis and those printed in the larger area surrounding Loomis.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 34 miles [54.7 km] of Loomis.

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 Loomis:

  • Genealogy information for nearby counties
  • 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 British Columbia
    • Stories from Washington

Cemeteries Near Loomis ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Loomis.

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

  • Mountain View Cemetery
  • Golden Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Golden Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Golden Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Golden Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Loomis.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden Cemetery
  • Old Oroville Cemetery
  • Mountain View Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain View Memorial Cemetery
    • Mountain View Memorial Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Loomis.
    • Mountain View Memorial Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Ellisforde Brethern Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View Memorial Cemetery
  • Riverview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Riverview Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Loomis.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview Cemetery
  • Lakeview Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Ruby Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ruby Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ruby Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ruby Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Loomis.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby Cemetery
    • Cawston Community Cemetery
    • Tunk Valley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tunk Valley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tunk Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tunk Valley Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Loomis.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunk Valley Cemetery
    • Riverview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Riverview Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Loomis.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview Cemetery
    • Clover Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clover Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clover Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Clover Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Loomis.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover Cemetery
    • Okanogan Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Okanogan Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Okanogan Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Okanogan Memorial Gardens lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Loomis.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okanogan Memorial Gardens

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, Loomis had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Loomis [Okanogan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loomis
    • Loomis [Okanogan County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Loomis
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Loomis had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loomis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loomis<2>
  • Conconully [Okanogan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conconully
    • Conconully [Okanogan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Loomis
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 232 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Conconully had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conconully
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conconully<2>
  • Ruby [Okanogan County] - Historic
    • While Ruby was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
    • Ruby [Okanogan County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Loomis
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 207 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ruby had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruby have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Loop Loop [Okanogan County] - Historic
    • While Loop Loop was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loop Loop
    • Loop Loop [Okanogan County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Loomis
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Loop Loop had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loop Loop have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Loomis ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Loomis:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Washington

About Okanogan County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Loomis) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Loomis. 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 LoomisOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Loomis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.8219, Longitude: -119.6341    
<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 Loomis, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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