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Our Genealogy Helper for Packard ...

So far, we have found very little information about Packard. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Packard to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Packard, please Contact Us.


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 Packard (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 Packard. 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 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Packard is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Packard. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Packard:

  • Adams County     (The home county of Packard)
    • Ritzville [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ritzville
      • Ritzville [Adams County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Packard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,641 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ritzville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ritzville<3>
    • Lind [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lind
      • Lind [Adams County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the south of Packard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 555 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lind
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lind<3>
    • Cunningham [Adams County]
    • Washtucna [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washtucna
      • Washtucna [Adams County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the south of Packard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washtucna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washtucna<3>
    • Hatton [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatton
      • Hatton [Adams County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Packard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 106 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatton<3>
  • Franklin County
    • Kahlotus [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kahlotus
      • Kahlotus [Franklin County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the south of Packard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 192 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kahlotus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kahlotus<3>
  • Grant County
    • Ruff [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruff
      • Ruff [Grant County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the west of Packard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruff
    • Krupp [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Krupp
      • Krupp [Grant County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Packard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Krupp
    • Marlin [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlin
      • Marlin [Grant County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Packard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlin
    • Warden [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warden
      • Warden [Grant County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Packard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,834 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warden<3>
    • Wilson Creek [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson Creek
      • Wilson Creek [Grant County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Packard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 214 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilson Creek<3>
    • Moses Lake [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moses Lake
      • Moses Lake [Grant County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the west of Packard
      • 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<3>
  • Lincoln County
    • Odessa [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odessa
      • Odessa [Lincoln County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Packard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 900 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odessa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Odessa<3>
    • Mohler [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mohler
      • Mohler [Lincoln County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Packard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mohler
    • Harrington [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrington
      • Harrington [Lincoln County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Packard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 422 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrington<3>
    • Sprague [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sprague
      • Sprague [Lincoln County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the east of Packard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 468 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sprague
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sprague<3>
    • Bluestem [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluestem
      • Bluestem [Lincoln County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Packard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluestem
    • Edwall [Lincoln County]
    • Davenport [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davenport
      • Davenport [Lincoln County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Packard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,756 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davenport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davenport<3>
    • Creston [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creston
      • Creston [Lincoln County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the north of Packard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 232 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creston<3>
    • Wilbur [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilbur
      • Wilbur [Lincoln County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the north of Packard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 864 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilbur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilbur<3>
    • Almira [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almira
      • Almira [Lincoln County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Packard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 280 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almira
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Almira<3>
  • Whitman County
    • Lamont [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamont
      • Lamont [Whitman County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Packard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lamont<3>
    • Hooper [Whitman County]
    • LaCrosse [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for LaCrosse
      • LaCrosse [Whitman County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Packard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 310 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on LaCrosse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for LaCrosse<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Packard ...

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 57 newspapers that have been published in the area around Packard.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Packard, 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 Packard.

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 Packard:

  • 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 Packard ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Packard.

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

  • Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Memorial Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Packard.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memorial Cemetery
  • Ritzville Memorial Cemetery
  • Odessa Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Odessa Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Odessa Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Odessa Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Packard.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odessa Cemetery
  • Paha Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Paha Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Paha Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Paha Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Packard.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paha 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lind Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Packard.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lind Cemetery
  • Ammaus Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ammaus Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ammaus Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ammaus Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the west of Packard.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ammaus Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Freedensfeld Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Freedensfeld Cemetery
      • The Freedensfeld Cemetery is located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Odessa.To be more accurate, Freedensfeld Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Packard.
      • Freedensfeld Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Quast Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedensfeld Cemetery
    • Kappel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kappel Cemetery
      • Kappel Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the west of Packard.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kappel Cemetery
    • Bemis Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bemis Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bemis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bemis Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Packard.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bemis 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Schultz Memorial Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the west of Packard.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schultz Memorial Cemetery
    • Lake View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lake View Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lake View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lake View Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the east of Packard.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake View Cemetery
    • Macabee Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Macabee Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Macabee Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Macabee Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the east of Packard.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macabee Cemetery
    • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kansas Prairie Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Packard.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kansas Prairie Cemetery
    • Sassin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sassin Cemetery
      • Sassin Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Packard.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sassin 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.

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

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

  • Ritzville [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ritzville
    • Ritzville [Adams County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Packard
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 619 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,641 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ritzville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ritzville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ritzville<3>
  • Paha [Adams County] - Historic
    • While Paha was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paha
    • Paha [Adams County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Packard
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Paha had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paha have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Lind [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lind
    • Lind [Adams County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the south of Packard
    • 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<3>
  • Harrington [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrington
    • Harrington [Lincoln County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Packard
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 422 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Harrington had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrington<3>
  • Bemis [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bemis
    • Bemis [Adams County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Packard
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bemis had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bemis have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bemis
  • Providence [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
    • Providence [Adams County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southwest of Packard
    • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
  • Earl [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Earl
    • Earl [Lincoln County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the north of Packard
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Earl had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Earl have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Earl
  • Sprague [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sprague
    • Sprague [Lincoln County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the east of Packard
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,689 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 468 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sprague had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sprague
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sprague<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Fletcher [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fletcher
      • Fletcher [Adams County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the south of Packard
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fletcher had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fletcher have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fletcher

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Adams County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Adams County: www.co.adams.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Packard, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Packard) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Packard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2149, Longitude: -118.4942       In this case, the coordinates for Packard have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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