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Molson, Washington

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Our Genealogy Helper for Molson ...

So far, we have found very little information about Molson. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Molson to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Molson, please Contact Us.

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 Molson (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 Molson. 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 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Molson is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Molson. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Molson:

  • Okanogan County     (The home county of Molson)
    • Oroville [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oroville
      • Oroville [Okanogan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Molson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,688 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oroville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oroville<3>
    • Bodie [Okanogan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bodie
      • Bodie [Okanogan County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Molson
    • Tonasket [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tonasket
      • Tonasket [Okanogan County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Molson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,131 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonasket
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tonasket<3>
    • Loomis [Okanogan County]
    • Riverside [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
      • Riverside [Okanogan County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Molson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
    • Conconully [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conconully
      • Conconully [Okanogan County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Molson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conconully
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conconully<3>
  • Ferry County

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Molson ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Molson.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

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

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 Molson:

  • 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 Molson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Molson.

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

  • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Riverview Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Molson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview Cemetery
  • Old Oroville Cemetery
  • Mountain View Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain View Memorial Cemetery
    • Mountain View Memorial Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Molson.
    • Mountain View Memorial Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Ellisforde Brethern Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View Memorial 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Golden Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the west of Molson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden Cemetery
  • Lakeview Cemetery
  • Eagle Cliff Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eagle Cliff Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eagle Cliff Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Eagle Cliff Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the east of Molson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Cliff Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Midway Municipal Cemetery
    • Mountain View Cemetery
    • Phoenix Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Phoenix Pioneer Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Phoenix Pioneer Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
      • Phoenix Pioneer Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the east of Molson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoenix Pioneer Cemetery
    • Cawston Community Cemetery
    • Memorial Cemetery
    • Okanagan Falls Memorial 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.

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

  • Loomis [Okanogan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loomis
    • Loomis [Okanogan County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Molson
    • 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<3>

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Molson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Molson) 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 Molson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MolsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Molson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.9818, Longitude: -119.1987    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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:
<6>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.






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