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Our Genealogy Helper for Mercer Island ...

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

Name Variations for Mercer Island ...

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

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

For example, a typical abbreviation for Mercer Island: Mercer Is. (in Canada, 'Isld.' is the more common abbreviation.)

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

Neighboring Counties ...

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

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

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

  • King County     (The home county of Mercer Island)
    • Beaux Arts Village [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaux Arts Village
      • Beaux Arts Village [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Mercer Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 322 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaux Arts Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaux Arts Village
    • Mercer Island Town [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mercer Island Town
      • Mercer Island Town [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Mercer Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mercer Island Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mercer Island Town
    • Norwood Village [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwood Village
      • Norwood Village [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Mercer Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwood Village
    • Newport Hills [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport Hills
      • Newport Hills [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Mercer Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport Hills
    • Hillman City [King County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillman City
      • Hillman City [King County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Mercer Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillman City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Seward Park [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seward Park
      • Seward Park [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Mercer Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seward Park
    • Columbia City [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia City
      • Columbia City [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Mercer Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia City
    • Eastgate [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastgate
      • Eastgate [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Mercer Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eastgate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastgate
    • Sunset Village [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Village
      • Sunset Village [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Mercer Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Village
    • Medina [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medina
      • Medina [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Mercer Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,308 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medina
    • Bellevue [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellevue
      • Bellevue [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Mercer Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 148,073 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellevue
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellevue<3>
    • Newcastle [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newcastle
      • Newcastle [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Mercer Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,905 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newcastle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newcastle<3>
    • Clyde Hill [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde Hill
      • Clyde Hill [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Mercer Island
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde Hill
  • Island County
    • Clinton [Island County]
    • Langley [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Langley
      • Langley [Island County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Mercer Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,148 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Langley<3>
    • Freeland [Island County]
    • Greenbank [Island County]
  • Jefferson County
  • Kitsap County
    • Fort Ward [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Ward
      • Fort Ward [Kitsap County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Mercer Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Ward
    • Southworth [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southworth
      • Southworth [Kitsap County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Mercer Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southworth
    • Yeomalt [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yeomalt
      • Yeomalt [Kitsap County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Mercer Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yeomalt
    • 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 northwest of Mercer Island
      • 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 northwest of Mercer Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Bay
    • 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 Mercer Island
      • 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<3>
    • Colby [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colby
      • Colby [Kitsap County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Mercer Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colby
    • Colchester [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colchester
      • Colchester [Kitsap County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Mercer Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colchester
    • Manchester [Kitsap County]
    • South Colby [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Colby
      • South Colby [Kitsap County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Mercer Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Colby
    • South Park Village [Kitsap County]
    • Olalla [Kitsap County]
    • Indianola [Kitsap County]
  • Kittitas County
  • Mason County
  • Pierce County
    • Dash Point [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dash Point
      • Dash Point [Pierce County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Mercer Island
      • 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 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Mercer Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northeast Tacoma
    • Edgewood [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewood
      • Edgewood [Pierce County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Mercer Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,410 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgewood<3>
    • Lake Tapps [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Tapps
      • Lake Tapps [Pierce County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Mercer Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Tapps
    • Milton [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Pierce County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Mercer Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,222 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<3>
    • Fife [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fife
      • Fife [Pierce County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Mercer Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,458 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fife
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fife<3>
    • Gardenville [Pierce County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardenville
      • Gardenville [Pierce County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Mercer Island
    • Gig Harbor [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gig Harbor
      • Gig Harbor [Pierce County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Mercer Island
      • 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<3>
    • Ruston [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruston
      • Ruston [Pierce County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Mercer Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 848 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruston
    • Wauna [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wauna
      • Wauna [Pierce County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Mercer Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wauna
    • Firwood [Pierce County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Firwood
      • Firwood [Pierce County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Mercer Island
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Firwood. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Tacoma [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tacoma
      • Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Mercer Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<3>
    • North Puyallup [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Puyallup
      • North Puyallup [Pierce County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Mercer Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Puyallup have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Puyallup
  • Snohomish County
    • Brier [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brier
      • Brier [Snohomish County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Mercer Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,955 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brier<3>
    • Canyon Park [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon Park
      • Canyon Park [Snohomish County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Mercer Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canyon Park
    • Mountlake Terrace [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountlake Terrace
      • Mountlake Terrace [Snohomish County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Mercer Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountlake Terrace
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountlake Terrace<3>
    • Maltby [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maltby
      • Maltby [Snohomish County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Mercer Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maltby
    • Echo Lake [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Lake
      • Echo Lake [Snohomish County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Mercer Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mercer Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Esperance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Esperance
    • Alderwood Manor [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderwood Manor
      • Alderwood Manor [Snohomish County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Mercer Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alderwood Manor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderwood Manor
    • Lynnwood [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynnwood
      • Lynnwood [Snohomish County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Mercer Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,042 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynnwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynnwood<3>
    • North Creek [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Creek
      • North Creek [Snohomish County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Mercer Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Creek
    • Woodway [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodway
      • Woodway [Snohomish County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Mercer Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,391 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodway
    • Clearview [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearview
      • Clearview [Snohomish County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Mercer Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearview
    • Edmonds [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edmonds
      • Edmonds [Snohomish County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Mercer Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,515 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edmonds
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edmonds<3>
    • Cathcart [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cathcart
      • Cathcart [Snohomish County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Mercer Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cathcart

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Mercer Island ...

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 624 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mercer Island.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Mercer Island. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Mercer Island and those printed in the larger area surrounding Mercer Island.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 8 miles [12.9 km] of Mercer Island.

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 websites either 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 Mercer Island:

  • 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 Mercer Island ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mercer Island.

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

  • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Hills Memorial Park
  • Comet Lodge Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Comet Lodge Cemetery
    • Comet Lodge Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Georgetown Cemetery
    • Graham Street Burying Ground
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comet Lodge Cemetery
  • Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Olivet Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mt. Olivet Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Mercer Island.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Olivet Cemetery
  • Greenwood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenwood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Greenwood Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Mercer Island.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gar Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mercer Island.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gar Cemetery
  • Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Lake View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lake View Cemetery
      • The Lake View Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located in Seattle.More precisely, Lake View Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mercer Island.
      • Lake View Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Masonic Cemetery
      • Seattle Masonic Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake View Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #76890<5>
    • Forest Lawn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forest Lawn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forest Lawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Forest Lawn Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Mercer Island.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Lawn Cemetery
    • Highview Recreational Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Highview Recreational Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Highview Recreational Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Highview Recreational Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Mercer Island.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highview Recreational Cemetery
    • Riverton Crest Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverton Crest Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverton Crest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Riverton Crest Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Mercer Island.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton Crest Cemetery
    • Calvary Catholic Cemetery
    • Kirkland Cemetery
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Everest Memorial Park lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Mercer Island.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everest Memorial Park
    • Washington Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Washington Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Washington Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Washington Memorial Park lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Mercer Island.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington Memorial Park
    • Hillside Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillside Cemetery
      • Hillside Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Mercer Island.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside 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 Mercer Island in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mercer Island.

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

  • May Creek [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for May Creek
    • May Creek [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Mercer Island
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, May Creek had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for May Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on May Creek
  • Newcastle [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newcastle
    • Newcastle [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Mercer Island
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 109 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,905 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Newcastle had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newcastle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newcastle<3>
  • Van Asselt [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Asselt
    • Van Asselt [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Mercer Island
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Van Asselt had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Van Asselt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Asselt
  • Coal Creek [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Creek
    • Coal Creek [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Mercer Island
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Coal Creek had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Creek
  • Duwamish [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duwamish
    • Duwamish [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Mercer Island
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Duwamish had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duwamish have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duwamish
  • Renton [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renton
    • Renton [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Mercer Island
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 406 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 101,494 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Renton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Renton<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Seattle [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seattle
      • Seattle [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Mercer Island
      • 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<3>
    • Monohan [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monohan
      • Monohan [King County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Mercer Island
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Monohan had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monohan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monohan
    • Houghton [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houghton
      • Houghton [King County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Mercer Island
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houghton
    • Latona [King County] - Historic
      • While Latona was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latona
      • Latona [King County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Mercer Island
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Latona had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Latona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pontiac [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontiac
      • Pontiac [King County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Mercer Island
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontiac
    • Inglewood [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inglewood
      • Inglewood [King County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Mercer Island
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inglewood
    • Kirkland [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkland
      • Kirkland [King County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Mercer Island
      • 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<3>
    • West Seattle [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Seattle
      • West Seattle [King County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Mercer Island
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, West Seattle had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Seattle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Seattle
    • Elliott [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elliott
      • Elliott [King County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Mercer Island
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elliott had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elliott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elliott

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Washington

About King County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Mercer Island: www.ci.mercer-island.wa.us/

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 '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- Mercer Island) 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 Mercer Island. 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 Mercer IslandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mercer Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5709, Longitude: -122.2215    
<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 Mercer Island, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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