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Our Genealogy Helper for Oroville ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Oroville (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 Oroville. 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 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.

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

  • Okanogan County     (The home county of Oroville)
    • Molson [Okanogan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Molson
      • Molson [Okanogan County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Oroville
    • Loomis [Okanogan County]
    • Tonasket [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tonasket
      • Tonasket [Okanogan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Oroville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,131 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonasket
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tonasket<2>
    • Bodie [Okanogan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bodie
      • Bodie [Okanogan County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Oroville
    • Synarep [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Synarep
      • Synarep [Okanogan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Oroville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Synarep
    • Conconully [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conconully
      • Conconully [Okanogan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Oroville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conconully
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conconully<2>
    • Riverside [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
      • Riverside [Okanogan County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Oroville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
    • Omak [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Omak
      • Omak [Okanogan County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Oroville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,827 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omak
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Omak<2>
    • Okanogan [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okanogan
      • Okanogan [Okanogan County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Oroville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,607 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okanogan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okanogan<2>
  • Ferry County

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Oroville ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oroville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Oroville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Oroville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Oroville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Oroville.

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 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 Oroville:

  • 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 Washington

Cemeteries Near Oroville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oroville.

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

  • 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview Cemetery
  • Old Oroville Cemetery
  • Golden Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Golden Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Golden Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden Cemetery
  • Mountain View Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain View Memorial Cemetery
    • Mountain View Memorial Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Oroville.
    • Mountain View Memorial Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Ellisforde Brethern Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View Memorial Cemetery
  • Lakeview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lakeview Cemetery
    • Lakeview Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Oroville.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Cemetery
  • Mountain View Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Cawston Community Cemetery
    • Memorial Cemetery
    • Okanagan Falls Memorial 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 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Oroville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunk Valley Cemetery
    • Eagle Cliff Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eagle Cliff Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eagle Cliff Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Eagle Cliff Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Oroville.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Cliff Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

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

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

  • Loomis [Okanogan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loomis
    • Loomis [Okanogan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Oroville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Loomis had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loomis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loomis<2>
  • Conconully [Okanogan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conconully
    • Conconully [Okanogan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Oroville
    • 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>

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

Mentions & References for Oroville

Find a Community located in Washington

About Okanogan County

About Washington

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oroville. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oroville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oroville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OrovilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oroville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.9375, Longitude: -119.4366    
<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 Oroville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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