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Our Genealogy Helper for Othello ...

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 Othello (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 Othello. 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 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 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.

Othello is located in Adams 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 Adams County: Franklin, Grant, Lincoln & Whitman.

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

  • Adams County     (The home county of Othello)
    • Cunningham [Adams County]
    • Hatton [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatton
      • Hatton [Adams County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Othello
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 106 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatton<2>
    • Lind [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lind
      • Lind [Adams County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Othello
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 555 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lind
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lind<2>
    • Washtucna [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washtucna
      • Washtucna [Adams County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Othello
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washtucna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washtucna<2>
  • Benton County
    • Richland [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
      • Richland [Benton County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Othello
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,439 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richland<2>
    • West Richland [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Richland
      • West Richland [Benton County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Othello
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,423 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Richland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Richland<2>
  • Franklin County
    • Basin City [Franklin County]
    • Connell [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Connell
      • Connell [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Othello
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,503 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Connell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Connell<2>
    • Mesa [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesa
      • Mesa [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Othello
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 514 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesa<2>
    • Eltopia [Franklin County]
    • Kahlotus [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kahlotus
      • Kahlotus [Franklin County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Othello
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 192 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kahlotus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kahlotus<2>
    • Pasco [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pasco
      • Pasco [Franklin County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Othello
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 77,095 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pasco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pasco<2>
  • Grant County
    • Warden [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warden
      • Warden [Grant County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Othello
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,834 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warden<2>
    • Moses Lake [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moses Lake
      • Moses Lake [Grant County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Othello
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moses Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moses Lake<2>
    • Cascade Valley [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascade Valley
      • Cascade Valley [Grant County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Othello
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cascade Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cascade Valley
    • Mae [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mae
      • Mae [Grant County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Othello
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mae
    • Royal City [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal City
      • Royal City [Grant County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Othello
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,641 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Royal City<2>
    • Ruff [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruff
      • Ruff [Grant County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Othello
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruff
    • Mattawa [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mattawa
      • Mattawa [Grant County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Othello
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,112 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mattawa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mattawa<2>
    • Beverly [Grant County]
    • Desert Aire [Grant County]
    • George [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for George
      • George [Grant County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Othello
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 517 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on George
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for George<2>
    • Ephrata [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ephrata
      • Ephrata [Grant County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Othello
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,217 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ephrata
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ephrata<2>
  • Kittitas County

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Othello ...

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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Othello.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

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

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 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 Othello:

  • 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 Othello ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Othello.

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

  • American Legion Cemetery
  • Sunset Memorial Gardens
  • Paradise Flats Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Paradise Flats Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Paradise Flats Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Paradise Flats Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Othello.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise Flats Cemetery
  • Hatton Cemetery
  • Pleasant Valley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Valley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pleasant Valley Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Othello.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley Cemetery
  • Connell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Connell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Connell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Connell Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Othello.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Connell Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Kansas Prairie Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kansas Prairie Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kansas Prairie Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kansas Prairie Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Othello.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kansas Prairie Cemetery
    • Michigan Prairie Cemetery
    • Kappel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kappel Cemetery
      • Kappel Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Othello.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kappel Cemetery
    • Eltopia Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eltopia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eltopia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Eltopia Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Othello.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eltopia Cemetery
    • Lind Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lind Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lind Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lind Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Othello.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lind Cemetery
    • Schultz Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Schultz Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Schultz Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Schultz Memorial Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Othello.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schultz Memorial Cemetery
    • Delight 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 Othello in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Othello.

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

  • Hatton [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatton
    • Hatton [Adams County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Othello
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 106 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hatton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatton<2>
  • Connell [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Connell
    • Connell [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Othello
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,503 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Connell had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Connell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Connell<2>
  • Providence [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
    • Providence [Adams County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Othello
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Providence had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
  • Sulphur [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur
    • Sulphur [Franklin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Othello
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sulphur had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulphur have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur
  • Eltopia [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eltopia
    • Eltopia [Franklin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Othello
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eltopia had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eltopia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eltopia<2>
  • Lind [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lind
    • Lind [Adams County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Othello
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 555 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lind had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lind
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lind<2>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Othello ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Auto Trails Map of Washington (1925)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Othello in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Othello for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Othello. See our Misc Page for Othello for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Washington

About Adams County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Adams County: www.co.adams.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Othello) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Othello. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OthelloOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Othello. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8262, Longitude: -119.1649    
<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 Othello, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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