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Our Genealogy Helper for Onion Creek ...

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

Name Variations for Onion Creek ...

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

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

For example, a typical abbreviation for Onion Creek: Onion Crk. (or less commonly used: Onion Ck. or Onion Cr.)

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

Neighboring Counties ...

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

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest 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 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.

Onion Creek is located in Stevens 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 Stevens County: Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille & Spokane.

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

  • Stevens County     (The home county of Onion Creek)
    • Marble [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marble
      • Marble [Stevens County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Onion Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marble
    • Spirit [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spirit
      • Spirit [Stevens County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Onion Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spirit
    • Northport [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northport
      • Northport [Stevens County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Onion Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 301 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northport<2>
    • Evans [Stevens County]
    • Pinkney City [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinkney City
      • Pinkney City [Stevens County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Onion Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinkney City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinkney City
    • Marcus [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marcus
      • Marcus [Stevens County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Onion Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 172 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marcus
    • Kettle Falls [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kettle Falls
      • Kettle Falls [Stevens County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Onion Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,641 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kettle Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kettle Falls<2>
    • Colville [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colville
      • Colville [Stevens County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Onion Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,828 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colville<2>
    • Blue Town [Stevens County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Town
      • Blue Town [Stevens County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Onion Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Addy [Stevens County]
    • Rice [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rice
      • Rice [Stevens County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Onion Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice
    • Chewelah [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chewelah
      • Chewelah [Stevens County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Onion Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,684 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chewelah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chewelah<2>
  • Ferry County
    • Barstow [Ferry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barstow
      • Barstow [Ferry County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Onion Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barstow
    • Orient [Ferry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orient
      • Orient [Ferry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Onion Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient
    • Laurier [Ferry County]
    • Danville [Ferry County]
    • Curlew [Ferry County]
    • Malo [Ferry County]
    • Inchelium [Ferry County]
  • Pend Oreille County
    • Ione [Pend Oreille County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ione
      • Ione [Pend Oreille County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Onion Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 485 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ione
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ione<2>
    • Metaline [Pend Oreille County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metaline
      • Metaline [Pend Oreille County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Onion Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 188 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metaline
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Metaline<2>
    • Metaline Falls [Pend Oreille County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metaline Falls
      • Metaline Falls [Pend Oreille County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Onion Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metaline Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Metaline Falls<2>
    • Pend Oreille Village [Pend Oreille County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pend Oreille Village
      • Pend Oreille Village [Pend Oreille County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Onion Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pend Oreille Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pend Oreille Village
    • Diamond City [Pend Oreille County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond City
      • Diamond City [Pend Oreille County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Onion Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond City
    • Ruby [Pend Oreille County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
      • Ruby [Pend Oreille County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Onion Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby
    • Cusick [Pend Oreille County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cusick
      • Cusick [Pend Oreille County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Onion Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 224 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cusick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cusick<2>
    • Usk [Pend Oreille County]
  • Bonner County (ID)
    • Nordman [Bonner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nordman
      • Nordman [Bonner County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Onion Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nordman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nordman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nordman<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Onion Creek ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Onion Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Onion Creek, there are papers which were published within 35 miles [56.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Onion Creek.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Onion Creek:

  • 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 Idaho
    • Stories from Washington

Cemeteries Near Onion Creek ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Onion Creek.

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

  • Old Northport Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Northport Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Northport Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Old Northport Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Onion Creek.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Northport Cemetery
  • Forest Home Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forest Home Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forest Home Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Forest Home Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Onion Creek.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Home Cemetery
  • Bossburg Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bossburg Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bossburg Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bossburg Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Onion Creek.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bossburg Cemetery
  • Grandview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grandview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grandview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Grandview Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Onion Creek.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandview Cemetery
  • Kelly Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kelly Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kelly Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kelly Hill Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Onion Creek.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly Hill Cemetery
  • Evergreen Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Meyers Falls Cemetery
    • Highland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Highland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Highland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Highland Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Onion Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Cemetery
    • Calvary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Calvary Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Onion Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary Cemetery
    • Mountain View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain View Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mountain View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mountain View Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Onion Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View Cemetery
    • Riverside Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverside Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Riverside Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Onion Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Cemetery
    • Perkins Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Perkins Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Perkins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Perkins Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Onion Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perkins Cemetery
    • Old Trail Cemetery
    • Columbia Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Columbia Cemetery
      • Columbia Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Onion Creek.
      • Columbia Cemetery has also been known as:
      • City of Rossland Cemetery
      • Rossland Cemetery
      • Sunnyside Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2418748<4>
    • Mountain View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain View Cemetery
      • Mountain View Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Onion Creek.
      • Mountain View Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Mountain View Municipal Cemetery
      • Rossland Mtn. View Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2217362<4>

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>

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

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

  • Little Dalles [Stevens County] - Historic
    • While Little Dalles was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Dalles
    • Little Dalles [Stevens County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Onion Creek
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Little Dalles had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Dalles have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Bossburg [Stevens County] - Historic
    • While Bossburg was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bossburg
    • Bossburg [Stevens County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Onion Creek
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bossburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bossburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Marcus [Stevens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marcus
    • Marcus [Stevens County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Onion Creek
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 311 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 172 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Marcus had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marcus
  • Kettle Falls [Stevens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kettle Falls
    • Kettle Falls [Stevens County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Onion Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,641 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kettle Falls had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kettle Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kettle Falls<2>
  • Colville [Stevens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colville
    • Colville [Stevens County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Onion Creek
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 539 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,828 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Colville had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colville<2>
  • Arden [Stevens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arden
    • Arden [Stevens County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Onion Creek
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Arden had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arden
  • Harvey [Stevens County] - Historic
    • While Harvey was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvey
    • Harvey [Stevens County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Onion Creek
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Harvey had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Addy [Stevens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addy
    • Addy [Stevens County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Onion Creek
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Addy had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Addy<2>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Stevens County: www.co.stevens.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Onion Creek) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Onion Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.7838, Longitude: -117.8117       In this case, the coordinates for Onion Creek 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>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 Onion Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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