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Our Genealogy Helper for Montesano ...

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 Montesano (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 Montesano. 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 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.

Montesano is located in Grays Harbor County and is the County Seat.

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 Grays Harbor County: Jefferson, Lewis, Mason, Pacific & Thurston.

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

  • Grays Harbor County     (The home county of Montesano)
    • Melbourne [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melbourne
      • Melbourne [Grays Harbor County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Montesano
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melbourne
    • Brady [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brady
      • Brady [Grays Harbor County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Montesano
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brady
    • Central Park [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Park
      • Central Park [Grays Harbor County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Montesano
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Park
    • Satsop [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satsop
      • Satsop [Grays Harbor County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Montesano
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Satsop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Satsop
    • Cosmopolis [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cosmopolis
      • Cosmopolis [Grays Harbor County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Montesano
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,680 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cosmopolis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cosmopolis<3>
    • Junction City [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction City
      • Junction City [Grays Harbor County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Montesano
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
    • Elma [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elma
      • Elma [Grays Harbor County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Montesano
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,378 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elma<3>
    • North Aberdeen [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Aberdeen
      • North Aberdeen [Grays Harbor County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Montesano
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Aberdeen
    • South Aberdeen [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Aberdeen
      • South Aberdeen [Grays Harbor County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Montesano
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Aberdeen
    • Aberdeen Gardens [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen Gardens
      • Aberdeen Gardens [Grays Harbor County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Montesano
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aberdeen Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen Gardens
    • Aberdeen [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
      • Aberdeen [Grays Harbor County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Montesano
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,827 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<3>
    • Malone [Grays Harbor County]
    • Hoquiam [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoquiam
      • Hoquiam [Grays Harbor County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Montesano
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,699 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoquiam
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoquiam<3>
  • Lewis County
    • Doty [Lewis County]
    • Galvin [Lewis County]
    • Pe Ell [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pe Ell
      • Pe Ell [Lewis County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Montesano
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 683 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pe Ell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pe Ell<3>
    • Adna [Lewis County]
    • Centralia [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centralia
      • Centralia [Lewis County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Montesano
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,995 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centralia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centralia<3>
    • Curtis [Lewis County]
    • Chehalis [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chehalis
      • Chehalis [Lewis County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Montesano
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,825 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chehalis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chehalis<3>
  • Mason County
    • Deckerville [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deckerville
      • Deckerville [Mason County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Montesano
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deckerville
    • Matlock [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matlock
      • Matlock [Mason County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Montesano
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matlock
    • Shelton [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelton
      • Shelton [Mason County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Montesano
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,955 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelton<3>
    • Mohrweis [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mohrweis
      • Mohrweis [Mason County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Montesano
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mohrweis
    • Potlatch [Mason County]
    • Hoodsport [Mason County]
    • Tahuya [Mason County]
    • Lilliwaup [Mason County]
  • Pacific County
    • Raymond [Pacific County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Pacific County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Montesano
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,057 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<3>
    • South Bend [Pacific County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Bend
      • South Bend [Pacific County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Montesano
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,731 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Bend
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Bend<3>
    • Menlo [Pacific County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Menlo
      • Menlo [Pacific County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Montesano
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menlo
    • Tokeland [Pacific County]
    • Lebam [Pacific County]
    • Bay Center [Pacific County]
    • Oysterville [Pacific County]
    • Nahcotta [Pacific County]
    • Ocean Park [Pacific County]
  • Pierce County
  • Thurston County
    • Independence [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence [Thurston County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Montesano
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
    • Bordeaux [Thurston County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bordeaux
      • Bordeaux [Thurston County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Montesano
    • Rochester [Thurston County]
    • Littlerock [Thurston County]
    • Grand Mound [Thurston County]
    • Tumwater [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tumwater
      • Tumwater [Thurston County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Montesano
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,272 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tumwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tumwater<3>
    • Olympia [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olympia
      • Olympia [Thurston County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Montesano
      • 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 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Montesano
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bucoda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bucoda<3>
    • East Olympia [Thurston County]
    • Lacey [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacey
      • Lacey [Thurston County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Montesano
      • 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 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Montesano
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,867 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tenino
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tenino<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Montesano ...

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 122 newspapers that have been published in the area around Montesano.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Montesano. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Montesano and those printed in the larger area surrounding Montesano.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 35 miles [56.3 km] of Montesano.

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 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 Montesano:

  • 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 Montesano ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Montesano.

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

  • Wynooche Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wynooche Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wynooche Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wynooche Cemetery
  • Elma Catholic Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elma Catholic Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elma Catholic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Elma Catholic Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Montesano.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elma Catholic Cemetery
  • Masonic Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Masonic Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Masonic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Masonic Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Montesano.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masonic Cemetery
  • Forest Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forest Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forest Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Forest Hill Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Montesano.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Hill Cemetery
  • Fern Hill Cemetery
  • Oddfellow Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oddfellow Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oddfellow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Oddfellow Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Montesano.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oddfellow Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Turnow Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Turnow Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Turnow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Turnow Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Montesano.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnow Cemetery
    • Sharon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sharon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sharon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sharon Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Montesano.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon Cemetery
    • Sunset Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sunset Memorial Park lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Montesano.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Memorial Park
    • McCleary Pythian Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McCleary Pythian Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McCleary Pythian Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McCleary Pythian Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Montesano.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCleary Pythian Cemetery
    • Washington Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Washington Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Washington Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Washington Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Montesano.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington Cemetery
    • Oakville Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oakville Pioneer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oakville Pioneer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Oakville Pioneer Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Montesano.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakville Pioneer Cemetery
    • Giesy Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Giesy Family Cemetery
      • The Giesy Family Cemetery is located less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Menlo.More precisely, Giesy Family Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Montesano.
      • Giesy Family Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Kiel Colony Cemetery
      • Willie Keil Gravesite
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Giesy Family Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #641574<4>
    • Fern Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fern Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fern Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fern Hill Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Montesano.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fern Hill Cemetery
    • Finnish Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Finnish Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Finnish Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Finnish Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Montesano.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finnish 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 Montesano had a population of 1,632 people in 1895 with railroad service and no post office. In 2020, Montesano had a population of 4,074 people.

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

  • Montesano [Grays Harbor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montesano
    • Montesano [Grays Harbor County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Montesano
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,632 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,074 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Montesano had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montesano
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montesano<3>
  • Melbourne [Grays Harbor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melbourne
    • Melbourne [Grays Harbor County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Montesano
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 30 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Melbourne had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melbourne
  • Satsop [Grays Harbor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satsop
    • Satsop [Grays Harbor County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Montesano
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 40 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Satsop had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Satsop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Satsop
  • Aberdeen Junction [Grays Harbor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen Junction
    • Aberdeen Junction [Grays Harbor County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Montesano
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Aberdeen Junction had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aberdeen Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen Junction
  • Cosmopolis [Grays Harbor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cosmopolis
    • Cosmopolis [Grays Harbor County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Montesano
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 287 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,680 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cosmopolis had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cosmopolis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cosmopolis<3>
  • Artic [Grays Harbor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artic
    • Artic [Grays Harbor County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Montesano
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Artic had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Artic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artic
  • Continue List ...
    • Elma [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elma
      • Elma [Grays Harbor County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Montesano
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 345 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,378 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Elma had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elma<3>
    • South Aberdeen [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Aberdeen
      • South Aberdeen [Grays Harbor County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Montesano
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, South Aberdeen had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Aberdeen
    • Aberdeen [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
      • Aberdeen [Grays Harbor County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Montesano
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,638 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,827 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Aberdeen had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<3>
    • Porter [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porter
      • Porter [Grays Harbor County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Montesano
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Porter had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Porter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porter
    • Hoquiam [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoquiam
      • Hoquiam [Grays Harbor County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Montesano
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,302 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,699 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hoquiam had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoquiam
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoquiam<3>
    • Cedarville [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarville
      • Cedarville [Grays Harbor County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Montesano
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarville
    • Markham [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Markham
      • Markham [Grays Harbor County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Montesano
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 38 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Markham had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Markham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Markham
    • Oakville [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakville
      • Oakville [Grays Harbor County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Montesano
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 86 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 697 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Oakville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakville<3>
    • Matlock [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matlock
      • Matlock [Mason County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Montesano
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Matlock had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matlock

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Montesano ...

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

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

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

Note for Montesano:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Montesano: www.montesano.us/

The official website for Grays Harbor County: www.co.grays-harbor.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Montesano) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Montesano. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MontesanoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montesano. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.9815, Longitude: -123.6008    
<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>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 Montesano, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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