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Our Genealogy Helper for Marcus ...

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 Marcus (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 Marcus. 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.

Marcus is located in Stevens 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 Stevens County: Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille & Spokane.

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

  • Stevens County     (The home county of Marcus)
    • Evans [Stevens County]
    • Kettle Falls [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kettle Falls
      • Kettle Falls [Stevens County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Marcus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,641 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kettle Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kettle Falls<2>
    • Blue Town [Stevens County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Town
      • Blue Town [Stevens County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Marcus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pinkney City [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinkney City
      • Pinkney City [Stevens County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Marcus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinkney City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinkney City
    • Colville [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colville
      • Colville [Stevens County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Marcus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,828 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colville<2>
    • Marble [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marble
      • Marble [Stevens County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Marcus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marble
    • Rice [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rice
      • Rice [Stevens County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Marcus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice
    • Northport [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northport
      • Northport [Stevens County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Marcus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 301 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northport<2>
    • Daisy [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daisy
      • Daisy [Stevens County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Marcus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daisy
    • Spirit [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spirit
      • Spirit [Stevens County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Marcus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spirit
    • Addy [Stevens County]
    • Gifford [Stevens County]
  • Ferry County
    • Barstow [Ferry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barstow
      • Barstow [Ferry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Marcus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barstow
    • Orient [Ferry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orient
      • Orient [Ferry County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Marcus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient
    • Laurier [Ferry County]
    • Inchelium [Ferry County]
    • Malo [Ferry County]
    • Curlew [Ferry County]
    • Danville [Ferry County]
    • Republic [Ferry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Republic
      • Republic [Ferry County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Marcus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Republic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Republic<2>
  • Pend Oreille County
    • Ione [Pend Oreille County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ione
      • Ione [Pend Oreille County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Marcus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 485 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ione
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ione<2>
    • Metaline [Pend Oreille County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metaline
      • Metaline [Pend Oreille County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Marcus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 188 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metaline
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Metaline<2>
    • Metaline Falls [Pend Oreille County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metaline Falls
      • Metaline Falls [Pend Oreille County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Marcus
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metaline Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Metaline Falls<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Marcus ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Marcus.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Marcus. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Marcus and those printed in the larger area surrounding Marcus.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 38 miles [61.2 km] of Marcus.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Marcus:

  • 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 Marcus ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Marcus.

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

  • Grandview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grandview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grandview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandview Cemetery
  • Meyers Falls Cemetery
  • Bossburg Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bossburg Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bossburg Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bossburg Cemetery
  • Kelly Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kelly Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kelly Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kelly Hill Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Marcus.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly Hill Cemetery
  • Evergreen Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evergreen Cemetery
    • The Evergreen Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the northeast of Colville.To be more accurate, Evergreen Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Marcus.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #76777<4>
  • Calvary Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Calvary Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Marcus.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Highland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Highland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Highland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Highland Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Marcus.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Cemetery
    • Mountain View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain View Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mountain View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mountain View Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Marcus.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View Cemetery
    • Cully Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cully Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cully Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cully Memorial Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Marcus.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cully Memorial Cemetery
    • Old Northport Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Northport Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Northport Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Northport Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Marcus.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Northport Cemetery
    • Forest Home Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forest Home Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forest Home Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Forest Home Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Marcus.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Home Cemetery
    • Stranger Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stranger Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stranger Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Stranger Creek Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Marcus.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stranger Creek Cemetery
    • Summit Valley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Summit Valley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Summit Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Summit Valley Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Marcus.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit Valley 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Marcus had a population of 311 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Marcus had a population of 172 people.

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

  • Marcus [Stevens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marcus
    • Marcus [Stevens County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Marcus
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 311 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 172 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Marcus had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marcus
  • Kettle Falls [Stevens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kettle Falls
    • Kettle Falls [Stevens County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Marcus
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,641 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kettle Falls had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kettle Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kettle Falls<2>
  • Bossburg [Stevens County] - Historic
    • While Bossburg was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bossburg
    • Bossburg [Stevens County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Marcus
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bossburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bossburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Colville [Stevens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colville
    • Colville [Stevens County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Marcus
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 539 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,828 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Colville had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colville<2>
  • Harvey [Stevens County] - Historic
    • While Harvey was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvey
    • Harvey [Stevens County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Marcus
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Harvey had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Little Dalles [Stevens County] - Historic
    • While Little Dalles was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Dalles
    • Little Dalles [Stevens County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Marcus
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Little Dalles had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Dalles have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Arden [Stevens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arden
    • Arden [Stevens County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Marcus
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Arden had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arden
  • Daisy [Stevens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daisy
    • Daisy [Stevens County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Marcus
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Daisy had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daisy
  • Continue List ...
    • Addy [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addy
      • Addy [Stevens County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Marcus
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Addy had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Addy<2>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Marcus ...

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

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.

Note for Marcus:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

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

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

Visit our Community Index for Washington

About Stevens County

About Washington

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

The official website for Stevens County: www.co.stevens.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Marcus) 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 Marcus. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MarcusOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marcus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.6642, Longitude: -118.0657    
<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 Marcus, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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