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Our Genealogy Helper for McKenna ...

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 McKenna (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 McKenna. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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 north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

McKenna 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 McKenna. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to McKenna:

  • Pierce County     (The home county of McKenna)
    • Mock City [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mock City
      • Mock City [Pierce County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of McKenna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mock City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mock City
    • Roy [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roy
      • Roy [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of McKenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 823 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roy<3>
    • DuPont [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for DuPont
      • DuPont [Pierce County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of McKenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,594 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DuPont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for DuPont<3>
    • Fort Lewis [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Lewis
      • Fort Lewis [Pierce County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of McKenna
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fort Lewis. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Lewis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Lewis<3>
    • Elk Plain [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Plain
      • Elk Plain [Pierce County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of McKenna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Plain
    • Tillicum [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillicum
      • Tillicum [Pierce County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of McKenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillicum
    • Spanaway [Pierce County]
    • La Grande [Pierce County]
    • Clay City [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay City
      • Clay City [Pierce County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of McKenna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clay City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay City
    • Eatonville [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eatonville
      • Eatonville [Pierce County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of McKenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,026 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eatonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eatonville<3>
    • Lake City [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Pierce County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of McKenna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Frederickson [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frederickson
      • Frederickson [Pierce County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of McKenna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frederickson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frederickson
    • Alder [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alder
      • Alder [Pierce County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of McKenna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alder
  • Grays Harbor County
    • Chehalis Village [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chehalis Village
      • Chehalis Village [Grays Harbor County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of McKenna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chehalis Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chehalis Village
    • Oakville [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakville
      • Oakville [Grays Harbor County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of McKenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 697 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakville<3>
    • McCleary [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCleary
      • McCleary [Grays Harbor County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of McKenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,830 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCleary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCleary<3>
    • Malone [Grays Harbor County]
    • Elma [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elma
      • Elma [Grays Harbor County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of McKenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,378 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elma<3>
  • King County
    • Milton [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [King County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of McKenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,222 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<3>
    • Pacific [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pacific
      • Pacific [King County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of McKenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,168 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pacific
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pacific<3>
    • Tahlequah [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tahlequah
      • Tahlequah [King County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of McKenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tahlequah
    • Algona [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algona
      • Algona [King County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of McKenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,199 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Algona<3>
    • Federal Way [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Federal Way
      • Federal Way [King County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of McKenna
      • 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>
    • Auburn [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [King County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of McKenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,024 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<3>
    • Redondo [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redondo
      • Redondo [King County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of McKenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redondo
    • Osceola [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osceola
      • Osceola [King County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of McKenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
    • Enumclaw [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enumclaw
      • Enumclaw [King County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of McKenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,548 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enumclaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enumclaw<3>
    • Des Moines [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Moines
      • Des Moines [King County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of McKenna
      • 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>
    • Kent [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
      • Kent [King County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of McKenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 130,676 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kent<3>
    • Vashon [King County]
    • Black Diamond [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Diamond
      • Black Diamond [King County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of McKenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,403 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Diamond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Black Diamond<3>
  • Kitsap County
  • Lewis County
    • Cinebar [Lewis County]
    • Mineral [Lewis County]
    • Centralia [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centralia
      • Centralia [Lewis County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of McKenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,995 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centralia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centralia<3>
    • Fords Prairie [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fords Prairie
      • Fords Prairie [Lewis County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of McKenna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fords Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fords Prairie
    • Galvin [Lewis County]
    • Lacamas [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacamas
      • Lacamas [Lewis County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of McKenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacamas
    • Onalaska [Lewis County]
    • Chehalis [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chehalis
      • Chehalis [Lewis County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of McKenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,825 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chehalis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chehalis<3>
    • Mossyrock [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mossyrock
      • Mossyrock [Lewis County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of McKenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 838 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mossyrock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mossyrock<3>
    • Salkum [Lewis County]
    • Silver Creek [Lewis County]
    • Ajlune [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ajlune
      • Ajlune [Lewis County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of McKenna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ajlune have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ajlune
    • Claquato [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claquato
      • Claquato [Lewis County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of McKenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claquato
  • Mason County
  • Thurston County
    • North Yelm [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Yelm
      • North Yelm [Thurston County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of McKenna
      • 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 [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yelm
      • Yelm [Thurston County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of McKenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yelm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yelm<3>
    • Nisqually Indian Community [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nisqually Indian Community
      • Nisqually Indian Community [Thurston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of McKenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nisqually Indian Community
    • Rainier [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainier
      • Rainier [Thurston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of McKenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,350 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainier<3>
    • Kellys Korner [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellys Korner
      • Kellys Korner [Thurston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of McKenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellys Korner
    • McIntosh [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McIntosh
      • McIntosh [Thurston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of McKenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McIntosh
    • Tanglewilde [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanglewilde
      • Tanglewilde [Thurston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of McKenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanglewilde
    • East Olympia [Thurston County]
    • Lacey [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacey
      • Lacey [Thurston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of McKenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacey<3>
    • Tenino [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tenino
      • Tenino [Thurston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of McKenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,867 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tenino
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tenino<3>
    • Olympia [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olympia
      • Olympia [Thurston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of McKenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olympia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olympia<3>
    • Bucoda [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bucoda
      • Bucoda [Thurston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of McKenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bucoda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bucoda<3>
    • Tumwater [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tumwater
      • Tumwater [Thurston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of McKenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,272 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tumwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tumwater<3>

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

Newspapers Published in McKenna ...

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 157 newspapers that have been published in the area around McKenna.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of McKenna, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for McKenna.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 McKenna:

  • 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 McKenna ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of McKenna.

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

  • Yelm Rainier Cemetery
  • Roy Cemetery
  • King Hill Pioneer Cemetery
  • Rainier Cemetery
  • Smith Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Smith Cemetery
    • Smith Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of McKenna.
    • Smith Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Henry Smith Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Cemetery
  • Jeschke Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jeschke Cemetery
    • Jeschke Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of McKenna.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeschke Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Ross Family Cemetery
    • Wren Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wren Family Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Wren Family Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Wren Family Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of McKenna.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wren Family Cemetery
    • Ft. Lewis Cemetery
    • Jensen Pioneer Cemetery
    • Bethany Lutheran Cemetery
    • Mashel Prairie Indian Cemetery
    • Rainier Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rainier Cemetery
      • Rainier Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of McKenna.
      • Rainier Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Old Indian Cemetery
      • Old Pioneer Cemetery
      • Rainer Free Cemetery
      • Stringtown Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainier Cemetery
    • Fir Lane Memorial Park
    • Spanaway Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Spanaway Cemetery
      • Spanaway Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of McKenna.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spanaway 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>

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

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

  • Yelm [Thurston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yelm
    • Yelm [Thurston County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of McKenna
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,591 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Yelm had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yelm
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yelm<3>
  • Roy [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roy
    • Roy [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of McKenna
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 108 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 823 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Roy had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roy<3>
  • Leber [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leber
    • Leber [Pierce County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of McKenna
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Leber had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leber have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leber
  • Hillhurst [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillhurst
    • Hillhurst [Pierce County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of McKenna
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 68 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hillhurst had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillhurst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillhurst
  • McIntosh [Thurston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McIntosh
    • McIntosh [Thurston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of McKenna
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, McIntosh had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McIntosh
  • Tenino [Thurston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tenino
    • Tenino [Thurston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of McKenna
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 339 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,867 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tenino had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tenino
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tenino<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Eatonville [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eatonville
      • Eatonville [Pierce County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of McKenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,026 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eatonville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eatonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eatonville<3>
    • Lake City [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Pierce County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of McKenna
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lake City had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Lacey [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacey
      • Lacey [Thurston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of McKenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,178 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lacey had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacey<3>
    • Plumb [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plumb
      • Plumb [Thurston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of McKenna
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Plumb had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plumb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plumb
    • Lakeview [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Pierce County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of McKenna
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 256 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lakeview had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Kapowsin [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kapowsin
      • Kapowsin [Pierce County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of McKenna
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kapowsin had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kapowsin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kapowsin<3>
    • Parkland [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkland
      • Parkland [Pierce County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of McKenna
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Parkland had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkland<3>
    • Steilacoom [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steilacoom
      • Steilacoom [Pierce County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of McKenna
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 270 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,416 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Steilacoom had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steilacoom
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steilacoom<3>
    • Bucoda [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bucoda
      • Bucoda [Thurston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of McKenna
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 945 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bucoda had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bucoda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bucoda<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for McKenna ...

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

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

Auto Trails Map of Washington (1925)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- McKenna) 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 McKenna. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from McKennaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in McKenna. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.9355, Longitude: -122.5563    
<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>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.
<5>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.
<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 McKenna, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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