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Our Genealogy Helper for Ozette ...

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 Ozette (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 Ozette. 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 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.

Ozette is located in Clallam County.

To see how the shape of Washington's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

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

  • Clallam County     (The home county of Ozette)
    • Waatch [Clallam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waatch
      • Waatch [Clallam County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Ozette
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waatch
    • Neah Bay [Clallam County]
    • Shuwah [Clallam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shuwah
      • Shuwah [Clallam County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Ozette
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shuwah
    • La Push [Clallam County]
    • Beaver [Clallam County]
    • Sekiu [Clallam County]
    • Clallam Bay [Clallam County]
    • Forks [Clallam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forks
      • Forks [Clallam County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Ozette
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,914 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forks<2>
  • Jefferson County
    • Oil City [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oil City
      • Oil City [Jefferson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ozette
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oil City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oil City

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

Newspapers Published in Ozette ...

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 7 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ozette.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ozette, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ozette.

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 Ozette:

  • 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 Ozette ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ozette.

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

  • Old Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Cemetery
  • Quillayute Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Quillayute Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Quillayute Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Quillayute Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Ozette.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quillayute Cemetery
  • Forks Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forks Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Forks Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Ozette.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forks Cemetery
  • Old Clallam Bay Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Clallam Bay Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Clallam Bay Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Old Clallam Bay Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Ozette.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Clallam Bay 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, Ozette had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Ozette [Clallam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ozette
    • Ozette [Clallam County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Ozette
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ozette had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ozette
  • Neah Bay [Clallam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neah Bay
    • Neah Bay [Clallam County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Ozette
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Neah Bay had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neah Bay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Neah Bay<2>
  • Quillayute [Clallam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quillayute
    • Quillayute [Clallam County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Ozette
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Quillayute had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quillayute have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quillayute
  • Shuwah [Clallam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shuwah
    • Shuwah [Clallam County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Ozette
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shuwah had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shuwah
  • La Push [Clallam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Push
    • La Push [Clallam County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Ozette
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, La Push had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Push
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Push<2>
  • Beaver [Clallam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
    • Beaver [Clallam County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ozette
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Beaver had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaver<2>
  • Forks [Clallam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forks
    • Forks [Clallam County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Ozette
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,914 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Forks had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forks
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forks<2>
  • Clallam Bay [Clallam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clallam Bay
    • Clallam Bay [Clallam County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Ozette
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Clallam Bay had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clallam Bay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clallam Bay<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Pysht [Clallam County] - Historic
      • While Pysht was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pysht
      • Pysht [Clallam County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Ozette
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pysht had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pysht have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ozette ...

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

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 Ozette:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Clallam County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clallam County: www.clallam.net/

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 from Point A (ie- Ozette) 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 Ozette. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OzetteOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ozette. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.1537, Longitude: -124.6687    
<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 Ozette, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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