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Our Genealogy Helper for Osborne ...

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 Osborne (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 Osborne. 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 Osborne ...

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.

Another variation: Osborn.

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.

Osborne is located in Grant 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 Grant County: Adams, Benton, Douglas, Franklin, Kittitas, Lincoln, Okanogan & Yakima.

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

  • Grant County     (The home county of Osborne)
    • Electric City [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Electric City
      • Electric City [Grant County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Osborne
      • 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 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Osborne
      • 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>
    • Hartline [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartline
      • Hartline [Grant County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Osborne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartline
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartline<2>
    • Banks Lake South [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banks Lake South
      • Banks Lake South [Grant County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Osborne
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banks Lake South
    • Coulee City [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coulee City
      • Coulee City [Grant County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Osborne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 560 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coulee City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coulee City<2>
    • Wilson Creek [Grant County]
    • Krupp [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Krupp
      • Krupp [Grant County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Osborne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Krupp
    • Soap Lake [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soap Lake
      • Soap Lake [Grant County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Osborne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,608 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soap Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Soap Lake<2>
  • Douglas County
    • Coulee Dam [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coulee Dam
      • Coulee Dam [Douglas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Osborne
      • 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>
    • Osborne Corner [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osborne Corner
      • Osborne Corner [Douglas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Osborne
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osborne Corner
    • Mold [Douglas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mold
      • Mold [Douglas County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Osborne
    • Mansfield [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield
      • Mansfield [Douglas County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Osborne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 337 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield<2>
    • Bridgeport [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
      • Bridgeport [Douglas County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Osborne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,585 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<2>
  • Ferry County
  • Lincoln County
    • Almira [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almira
      • Almira [Lincoln County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Osborne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 280 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almira
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Almira<2>
    • Wilbur [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilbur
      • Wilbur [Lincoln County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Osborne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 864 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilbur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilbur<2>
    • Creston [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creston
      • Creston [Lincoln County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Osborne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 232 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creston<2>
  • Okanogan County
    • Mason City [Okanogan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason City
      • Mason City [Okanogan County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Osborne
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Elmer City [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmer City
      • Elmer City [Okanogan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Osborne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 252 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmer City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmer City<2>
    • Nespelem [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nespelem
      • Nespelem [Okanogan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Osborne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 245 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nespelem have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nespelem
    • Brewster [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brewster
      • Brewster [Okanogan County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Osborne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brewster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brewster<2>
    • Malott [Okanogan County]
    • Okanogan [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okanogan
      • Okanogan [Okanogan County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Osborne
      • 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 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Osborne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 721 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pateros
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pateros<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Osborne ...

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 Osborne.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Osborne, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Osborne.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Osborne:

  • 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 Osborne ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Osborne.

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

  • Spring Canyon Cemetery
  • St. Johns Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Johns Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Osborne.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
  • Lafollette Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lafollette Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lafollette Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lafollette Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Osborne.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lafollette Cemetery
  • Welsh Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Welsh Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Welsh Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Welsh Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Osborne.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welsh Cemetery
  • Almira Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Almira Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Almira Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Almira Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Osborne.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almira Cemetery
  • Mold Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mold Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mold Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mold Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Osborne.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mold Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Coulee City Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Coulee City Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Coulee City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Coulee City Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Osborne.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coulee City Cemetery
    • Danish Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Danish Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Danish Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Danish Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Osborne.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danish Cemetery
    • St. Andrews Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Andrews Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Andrews Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Andrews Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Osborne.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Andrews Cemetery
    • Tolonen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tolonen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tolonen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tolonen Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Osborne.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolonen Cemetery
    • Wheat Ridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wheat Ridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wheat Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wheat Ridge Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Osborne.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheat Ridge 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 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Osborne.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckingham 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 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Osborne.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland 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 Osborne in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Osborne.

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

  • Hesseltine [Lincoln County] - Historic
    • While Hesseltine was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hesseltine
    • Hesseltine [Lincoln County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Osborne
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hesseltine had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hesseltine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Almira [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almira
    • Almira [Lincoln County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Osborne
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 280 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Almira had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almira
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Almira<2>
  • Govan [Lincoln County] - Historic
    • While Govan was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Govan
    • Govan [Lincoln County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Osborne
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Govan had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Govan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Wilbur [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilbur
    • Wilbur [Lincoln County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Osborne
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 410 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 864 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Wilbur had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilbur
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilbur<2>
  • Saint Andrews [Douglas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Andrews
    • Saint Andrews [Douglas County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Osborne
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Saint Andrews had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Andrews have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Andrews
  • Sherman [Lincoln County] - Historic
    • While Sherman was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
    • Sherman [Lincoln County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Osborne
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sherman had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Creston [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creston
    • Creston [Lincoln County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Osborne
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 232 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Creston had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creston<2>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Grant County: www.co.grant.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Osborne) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Osborne. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.9040, Longitude: -119.0645       In this case, the coordinates for Osborne 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 Osborne, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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