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Our Genealogy Helper for Old Tacoma ...

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 Old Tacoma (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 Old Tacoma. 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.

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

  • Pierce County     (The home county of Old Tacoma)
    • Ruston [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruston
      • Ruston [Pierce County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Tacoma
      • 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
    • Tacoma [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tacoma
      • Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Tacoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<3>
    • Dash Point [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dash Point
      • Dash Point [Pierce County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Tacoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dash Point
    • Fircrest [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fircrest
      • Fircrest [Pierce County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Tacoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,884 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fircrest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fircrest<3>
    • Northeast Tacoma [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northeast Tacoma
      • Northeast Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Old Tacoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northeast Tacoma
    • University Place [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Place
      • University Place [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Tacoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,090 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Place
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for University Place<3>
    • Fife [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fife
      • Fife [Pierce County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Tacoma
      • 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 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Tacoma
    • Gig Harbor [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gig Harbor
      • Gig Harbor [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Tacoma
      • 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>
    • Waller [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waller
      • Waller [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Tacoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waller have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waller
    • Artondale [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artondale
      • Artondale [Pierce County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Old Tacoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Artondale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artondale
    • Cromwell [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cromwell
      • Cromwell [Pierce County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Old Tacoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cromwell
    • Fox Island [Pierce County]
  • Grays Harbor County
    • McCleary [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCleary
      • McCleary [Grays Harbor County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Old Tacoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,830 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCleary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCleary<3>
  • Jefferson County
  • King County
    • Tahlequah [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tahlequah
      • Tahlequah [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Tacoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tahlequah
    • Magnolia Beach [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia Beach
      • Magnolia Beach [King County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Old Tacoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia Beach
    • Federal Way [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Federal Way
      • Federal Way [King County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Tacoma
      • 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>
    • Redondo [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redondo
      • Redondo [King County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Tacoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redondo
    • Woodmont Beach [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodmont Beach
      • Woodmont Beach [King County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Tacoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodmont Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodmont Beach
    • Algona [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algona
      • Algona [King County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Old Tacoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,199 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Algona<3>
    • Pacific [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pacific
      • Pacific [King County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Old Tacoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,168 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pacific
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pacific<3>
    • Star Lake [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star Lake
      • Star Lake [King County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Tacoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star Lake
    • Zenith [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zenith
      • Zenith [King County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Tacoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zenith
    • Auburn [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [King County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Old Tacoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,024 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<3>
    • Vashon [King County]
    • Des Moines [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Moines
      • Des Moines [King County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Tacoma
      • 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>
    • Normandy Park [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Normandy Park
      • Normandy Park [King County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Tacoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,566 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Normandy Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Normandy Park<3>
  • Kitsap County
    • Olalla [Kitsap County]
    • Burley [Kitsap County]
    • Southworth [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southworth
      • Southworth [Kitsap County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Old Tacoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southworth
    • Bethel [Kitsap County]
    • South Colby [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Colby
      • South Colby [Kitsap County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Old Tacoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Colby
    • Colby [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colby
      • Colby [Kitsap County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Old Tacoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colby
    • Colchester [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colchester
      • Colchester [Kitsap County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Old Tacoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colchester
    • Parkwood [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkwood
      • Parkwood [Kitsap County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Old Tacoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkwood
    • South Park Village [Kitsap County]
    • East Port Orchard [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Port Orchard
      • East Port Orchard [Kitsap County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Tacoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Port Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Port Orchard
    • Manchester [Kitsap County]
    • Retsil [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Retsil
      • Retsil [Kitsap County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Old Tacoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Retsil
    • Port Orchard [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Orchard
      • Port Orchard [Kitsap County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Tacoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,718 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Orchard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Orchard<3>
  • Lewis County
  • Mason County
    • Grapeview [Mason County]
    • Allyn [Mason County]
    • Belfair [Mason County]
    • Bayshore [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayshore
      • Bayshore [Mason County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Old Tacoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayshore
    • Tahuya [Mason County]
    • Shelton [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelton
      • Shelton [Mason County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Old Tacoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,955 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelton<3>
    • Lilliwaup [Mason County]
    • Hoodsport [Mason County]
    • Potlatch [Mason County]
  • Snohomish County
    • Woodway [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodway
      • Woodway [Snohomish County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Old Tacoma
      • 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
    • Brier [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brier
      • Brier [Snohomish County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Old Tacoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,955 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brier<3>
    • Mountlake Terrace [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountlake Terrace
      • Mountlake Terrace [Snohomish County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Old Tacoma
      • 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>
    • Edmonds [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edmonds
      • Edmonds [Snohomish County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Old Tacoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,515 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edmonds
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edmonds<3>
    • Lynnwood [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynnwood
      • Lynnwood [Snohomish County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Old Tacoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,042 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynnwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynnwood<3>
  • Thurston County
    • Puget [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puget
      • Puget [Thurston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Tacoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puget
    • Nisqually Indian Community [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nisqually Indian Community
      • Nisqually Indian Community [Thurston County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Tacoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nisqually Indian Community
    • Tanglewilde [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanglewilde
      • Tanglewilde [Thurston County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Tacoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanglewilde
    • North Yelm [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Yelm
      • North Yelm [Thurston County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Old Tacoma
      • 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 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Old Tacoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yelm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yelm<3>
    • Lacey [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacey
      • Lacey [Thurston County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Tacoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacey<3>
    • Kellys Korner [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellys Korner
      • Kellys Korner [Thurston County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Tacoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellys Korner
    • Olympia [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olympia
      • Olympia [Thurston County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Tacoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olympia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olympia<3>
    • East Olympia [Thurston County]
    • Tumwater [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tumwater
      • Tumwater [Thurston County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Tacoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,272 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tumwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tumwater<3>
    • Rainier [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainier
      • Rainier [Thurston County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Old Tacoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,350 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainier<3>
    • Tenino [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tenino
      • Tenino [Thurston County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Tacoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,867 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tenino
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tenino<3>
    • Littlerock [Thurston County]

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

Newspapers Published in Old Tacoma ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Old Tacoma.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Old Tacoma, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Old Tacoma.

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 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 Old Tacoma:

  • 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 Old Tacoma ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Old Tacoma.

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

  • Tacoma Cemetery
  • Oakwood Hill Cemetery
  • Pauper Cemetery
  • Puyallup Tribal Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Puyallup Tribal Cemetery
    • Puyallup Tribal Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Cushman Cemetery
    • Indian Mission Cemetery
    • Puyallup Indian Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puyallup Tribal Cemetery
  • Calvary Cemetery
  • New Tacoma Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Old Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Pioneer Cemetery
      • Old Pioneer Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Old Tacoma.
      • Old Pioneer Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Rigney Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Pioneer Cemetery
    • Mountain View Memorial Park
    • Georges Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Georges Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Georges Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Georges Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Old Tacoma.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georges Cemetery
    • Gethsemane Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gethsemane Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gethsemane Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gethsemane Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Old Tacoma.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gethsemane Cemetery
    • Byrd Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Byrd Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Byrd Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Byrd Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Tacoma.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byrd Cemetery
    • Home of Peace Cemetery
    • Penbrock Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Penbrock Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Penbrock Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Penbrock Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Old Tacoma.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penbrock Cemetery
    • Gig Harbor Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gig Harbor Cemetery
      • The Gig Harbor Cemetery is located outside and to the north of Gig Harbor.To be precise, Gig Harbor Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Tacoma.
      • Gig Harbor Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Cresent Valley Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gig Harbor Cemetery
    • Haven of Rest Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Haven of Rest Cemetery
      • Haven of Rest Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Tacoma.
      • Former name for Haven of Rest Cemetery:
      • Perkins Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haven of Rest 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 Old Tacoma in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Old Tacoma.

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

  • Tacoma [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tacoma
    • Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Tacoma
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 36,006 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tacoma had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<3>
  • Excelsior [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excelsior
    • Excelsior [Pierce County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Old Tacoma
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Excelsior had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Excelsior have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excelsior
  • Wollochet [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wollochet
    • Wollochet [Pierce County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Old Tacoma
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wollochet had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wollochet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wollochet
  • Fern Hill [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fern Hill
    • Fern Hill [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Old Tacoma
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fern Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fern Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fern Hill
  • Buenna [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buenna
    • Buenna [King County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Tacoma
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Buenna had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buenna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buenna
  • Gig Harbor [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gig Harbor
    • Gig Harbor [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Tacoma
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 321 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,873 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gig Harbor had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gig Harbor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gig Harbor<3>
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    • Fox Island [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Island
      • Fox Island [Pierce County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Old Tacoma
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fox Island had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fox Island<3>
    • Artondale [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artondale
      • Artondale [Pierce County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Old Tacoma
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Artondale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Artondale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artondale
    • Lakeview [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Old Tacoma
      • 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
    • Parkland [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkland
      • Parkland [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Old Tacoma
      • 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>
    • Midland [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland
      • Midland [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Old Tacoma
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Midland had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland
    • Maury [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maury
      • Maury [King County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Tacoma
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Maury had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maury
    • Steilacoom [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steilacoom
      • Steilacoom [Pierce County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Tacoma
      • 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>
    • Lake City [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Pierce County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Tacoma
      • 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
    • Rosedale [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
      • Rosedale [Pierce County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Tacoma
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rosedale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Old Tacoma. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Old Tacoma) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Tacoma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2759, Longitude: -122.4693       In this case, the coordinates for Old Tacoma have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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.
<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 Old Tacoma, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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