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Our Genealogy Helper for Ophir ...

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 Ophir (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 Ophir. 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 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 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.

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

  • Okanogan County     (The home county of Ophir)
    • Malott [Okanogan County]
    • Monse [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monse
      • Monse [Okanogan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Ophir
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monse
    • Brewster [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brewster
      • Brewster [Okanogan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Ophir
      • 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Ophir
      • 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.
    • Okanogan [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okanogan
      • Okanogan [Okanogan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Ophir
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,607 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okanogan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okanogan<2>
    • Pateros [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pateros
      • Pateros [Okanogan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Ophir
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 721 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pateros
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pateros<2>
    • Methow [Okanogan County]
    • Omak [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Omak
      • Omak [Okanogan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ophir
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,827 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omak
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Omak<2>
    • Carlton [Okanogan County]
    • North Omak [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Omak
      • North Omak [Okanogan County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ophir
      • 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
    • Twisp [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twisp
      • Twisp [Okanogan County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ophir
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 988 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twisp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Twisp<2>
    • Riverside [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
      • Riverside [Okanogan County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Ophir
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
  • Chelan County
    • Chelan [Chelan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chelan
      • Chelan [Chelan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Ophir
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,245 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chelan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chelan<2>
    • Chelan Falls [Chelan County]
    • Manson [Chelan County]
  • Douglas County
    • Bridgeport [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
      • Bridgeport [Douglas County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Ophir
      • 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 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Ophir
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osborne Corner
    • Mansfield [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield
      • Mansfield [Douglas County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Ophir
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 337 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield<2>
    • Beebe [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beebe
      • Beebe [Douglas County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Ophir
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beebe
    • Coulee Dam [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coulee Dam
      • Coulee Dam [Douglas County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ophir
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,083 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coulee Dam
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coulee Dam<2>
  • Grant County
    • Electric City [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Electric City
      • Electric City [Grant County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Ophir
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 995 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Electric City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Electric City<2>
    • Grand Coulee [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Coulee
      • Grand Coulee [Grant County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ophir
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,050 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Coulee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Coulee<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Ophir ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ophir.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ophir, there are papers which were published within 37 miles [59.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ophir.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 Ophir:

  • 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 Ophir ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ophir.

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 Ophir 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ft. Okanogan Memorial 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Ophir.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Grove 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Ophir.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ophir.
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Ophir.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ophir.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omak Memorial Cemetery
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ophir.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okanogan Memorial Gardens
    • 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 Ophir.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Methow 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 Ophir.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview 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 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ophir.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek 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 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Ophir.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby Cemetery
    • Buckingham Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Buckingham Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Buckingham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Buckingham Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Ophir.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckingham 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 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ophir.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullivan Cemetery
    • Chelan Fraternal Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chelan Fraternal Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chelan Fraternal Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Chelan Fraternal Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Ophir.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chelan Fraternal 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Ophir had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Ophir [Okanogan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ophir
    • Ophir [Okanogan County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Ophir
    • 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 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Ophir
    • 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.
  • Malott [Okanogan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malott
    • Malott [Okanogan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Ophir
    • 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>
  • 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 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Ophir
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Ophir
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Ophir
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ophir
    • 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 Ophir. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ophir.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ophir ...

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

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 Ophir:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

The GNIS database contains an entry for Ophir. See our Misc Page for Ophir for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Washington

About Okanogan County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ophir. 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- Ophir) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ophir. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.2090, Longitude: -119.7178       In this case, the coordinates for Ophir 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 Ophir, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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