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Our Genealogy Helper for Olema ...

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 Olema (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 Olema. 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 doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the 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.

Olema is located in 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 Olema. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Olema:

  • Okanogan County     (The home county of Olema)
    • Malott [Okanogan County]
    • Okanogan [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okanogan
      • Okanogan [Okanogan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Olema
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,607 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okanogan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okanogan<2>
    • Monse [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monse
      • Monse [Okanogan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Olema
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monse
    • Brewster [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brewster
      • Brewster [Okanogan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Olema
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brewster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brewster<2>
    • Virginia City [Okanogan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia City
      • Virginia City [Okanogan County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Olema
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Methow [Okanogan County]
    • Carlton [Okanogan County]
    • Omak [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Omak
      • Omak [Okanogan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Olema
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,827 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omak
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Omak<2>
    • Twisp [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twisp
      • Twisp [Okanogan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Olema
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 988 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twisp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Twisp<2>
    • Pateros [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pateros
      • Pateros [Okanogan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Olema
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 721 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pateros
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pateros<2>
    • Conconully [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conconully
      • Conconully [Okanogan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Olema
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conconully
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conconully<2>
    • North Omak [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Omak
      • North Omak [Okanogan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Olema
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Omak have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Omak
    • Riverside [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
      • Riverside [Okanogan County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Olema
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
  • Chelan County
  • Douglas County
    • Bridgeport [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
      • Bridgeport [Douglas County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Olema
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,585 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<2>
    • Osborne Corner [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osborne Corner
      • Osborne Corner [Douglas County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Olema
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osborne Corner
    • Mansfield [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield
      • Mansfield [Douglas County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Olema
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 337 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Olema ...

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 42 newspapers that have been published in the area around Olema.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Olema, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Olema.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 Olema:

  • 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 Olema ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Olema.

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

  • Chiliwist Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chiliwist Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chiliwist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chiliwist Cemetery
  • Ft. Okanogan Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ft. Okanogan Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ft. Okanogan Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ft. Okanogan Memorial Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Olema.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ft. Okanogan Memorial Cemetery
  • Okanogan Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Okanogan Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Okanogan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Okanogan Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Olema.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okanogan Cemetery
  • Clover Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clover Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clover Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Clover Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Olema.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover Cemetery
  • Beaver Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beaver Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beaver Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Beaver Creek Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Olema.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek Cemetery
  • Locust Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Locust Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Locust Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Locust Grove Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Olema.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Grove Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Okanogan Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Okanogan Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Okanogan Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Okanogan Memorial Gardens lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Olema.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okanogan Memorial Gardens
    • Omak Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Omak Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Omak Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Omak Memorial Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Olema.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omak Memorial Cemetery
    • Indian Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Indian Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Indian Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Indian Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Olema.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Cemetery
    • Methow Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Methow Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Methow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Methow Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Olema.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Methow Cemetery
    • Ruby Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ruby Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ruby Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ruby Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Olema.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby Cemetery
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Riverview Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Olema.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview Cemetery
    • Sullivan Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sullivan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sullivan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sullivan Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Olema.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullivan Cemetery
    • Tunk Valley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tunk Valley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tunk Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tunk Valley Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Olema.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunk Valley 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.<4>

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

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

  • Malott [Okanogan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malott
    • Malott [Okanogan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Olema
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Malott had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malott
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malott<2>
  • Ophir [Okanogan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ophir
    • Ophir [Okanogan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Olema
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ophir had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ophir have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ophir
  • Thompson [Okanogan County] - Historic
    • While Thompson was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompson
    • Thompson [Okanogan County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Olema
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Thompson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Loop Loop [Okanogan County] - Historic
    • While Loop Loop was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loop Loop
    • Loop Loop [Okanogan County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Olema
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Loop Loop had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loop Loop have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Ruby [Okanogan County] - Historic
    • While Ruby was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
    • Ruby [Okanogan County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Olema
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 207 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ruby had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruby have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Conconully [Okanogan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conconully
    • Conconully [Okanogan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Olema
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 232 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Conconully had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conconully
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conconully<2>
  • Winthrop [Okanogan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winthrop
    • Winthrop [Okanogan County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Olema
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 492 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Winthrop had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winthrop
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winthrop<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Washington

About Okanogan County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Okanogan County: www.okanogancounty.org/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Olema) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Olema. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.2857, Longitude: -119.8042       In this case, the coordinates for Olema have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>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 Olema, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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