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Our Genealogy Helper for Palouse ...

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 Palouse (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 Palouse. 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 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.

Palouse is located in Whitman 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 Whitman County: Benewah (ID), Latah (ID), Nez Perce (ID), Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Lincoln & Spokane.

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

  • Whitman County     (The home county of Palouse)
    • Grinnell [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grinnell
      • Grinnell [Whitman County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Palouse
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grinnell
    • Garfield [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garfield
      • Garfield [Whitman County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garfield<2>
    • Elberton [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elberton
      • Elberton [Whitman County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Palouse
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elberton
    • Eden [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Whitman County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Palouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Albion [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
      • Albion [Whitman County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 588 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albion<2>
    • Belmont [Whitman County]
    • Farmington [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
      • Farmington [Whitman County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 147 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmington<2>
    • Pullman [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pullman
      • Pullman [Whitman County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,336 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pullman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pullman<2>
    • Colfax [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colfax
      • Colfax [Whitman County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,787 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colfax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colfax<2>
    • Steptoe [Whitman County]
    • Oakesdale [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakesdale
      • Oakesdale [Whitman County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 425 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakesdale
    • Staley [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Staley
      • Staley [Whitman County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Palouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Staley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Staley
    • Chambers [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chambers
      • Chambers [Whitman County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Palouse
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chambers
  • Asotin County
    • Clarkston [Asotin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkston
      • Clarkston [Asotin County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,500 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarkston<2>
    • Asotin [Asotin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asotin
      • Asotin [Asotin County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,292 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asotin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Asotin<2>
  • Garfield County
    • Pomeroy [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pomeroy
      • Pomeroy [Garfield County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pomeroy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pomeroy<2>
  • Spokane County
    • Latah [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latah
      • Latah [Spokane County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 187 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Latah<2>
    • Spring Valley [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Spokane County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Palouse
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Waverly [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
      • Waverly [Spokane County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 110 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly
    • Fairfield [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield [Spokane County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 631 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield<2>
    • Rockford [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockford
      • Rockford [Spokane County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 493 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockford<2>
    • Spangle [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spangle
      • Spangle [Spokane County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 325 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spangle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spangle<2>
  • Benewah County (ID)
    • De Smet [Benewah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Smet
      • De Smet [Benewah County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Palouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Smet have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Smet
    • Tensed [Benewah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tensed
      • Tensed [Benewah County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 123 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tensed have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tensed
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tensed<2>
    • Emida [Benewah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emida
      • Emida [Benewah County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Palouse
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emida
    • Plummer [Benewah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plummer
      • Plummer [Benewah County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,036 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plummer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plummer<2>
    • Santa [Benewah County]
    • Fernwood [Benewah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fernwood
      • Fernwood [Benewah County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Palouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fernwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fernwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fernwood<2>
    • Parkline [Benewah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkline
      • Parkline [Benewah County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Palouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkline have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkline
    • Chatcolet [Benewah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatcolet
      • Chatcolet [Benewah County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Palouse
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatcolet
    • Saint Maries [Benewah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Maries
      • Saint Maries [Benewah County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,465 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Maries have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Maries
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Maries<2>
  • Kootenai County (ID)
    • Worley [Kootenai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Worley
      • Worley [Kootenai County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 265 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Worley<2>
    • Harrison [Kootenai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison
      • Harrison [Kootenai County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 215 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrison<2>
  • Latah County (ID)
    • Viola [Latah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Viola
      • Viola [Latah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Palouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Viola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Viola<2>
    • Potlatch Junction [Latah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potlatch Junction
      • Potlatch Junction [Latah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Palouse
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potlatch Junction
    • Freeze [Latah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeze
      • Freeze [Latah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Palouse
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeze
    • Onaway [Latah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onaway
      • Onaway [Latah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 198 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Onaway have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onaway
    • Potlatch [Latah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potlatch
      • Potlatch [Latah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 822 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potlatch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Potlatch<2>
    • Cora [Latah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cora
      • Cora [Latah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Palouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cora have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cora
    • Princeton [Latah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
      • Princeton [Latah County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Palouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princeton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<2>
    • Moscow [Latah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow
      • Moscow [Latah County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moscow<2>
    • Harvard [Latah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvard
      • Harvard [Latah County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Palouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harvard<2>
    • Troy [Latah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
      • Troy [Latah County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 913 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy<2>
    • Deary [Latah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deary
      • Deary [Latah County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deary have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deary<2>
    • Genesee [Latah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Genesee
      • Genesee [Latah County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 976 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Genesee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genesee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Genesee<2>
    • Juliaetta [Latah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juliaetta
      • Juliaetta [Latah County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 607 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juliaetta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Juliaetta<2>
  • Nez Perce County (ID)
    • North Lapwai [Nez Perce County]
    • Spalding [Nez Perce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spalding
      • Spalding [Nez Perce County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Palouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spalding have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spalding
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spalding<2>
    • Lewiston [Nez Perce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewiston
      • Lewiston [Nez Perce County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,039 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewiston<2>
    • Lapwai [Nez Perce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lapwai
      • Lapwai [Nez Perce County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,152 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lapwai have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lapwai
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lapwai<2>
    • Lenore [Nez Perce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenore
      • Lenore [Nez Perce County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Palouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lenore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenore<2>
  • Shoshone County (ID)

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Palouse ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Palouse.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Palouse. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Palouse and those printed in the larger area surrounding Palouse.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 39 miles [62.8 km] of Palouse.

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 Palouse:

  • 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 Idaho
    • Stories from Washington

Cemeteries Near Palouse ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Palouse.

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

  • Greenwood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenwood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Cemetery
  • Eden Valley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eden Valley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eden Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden Valley Cemetery
  • Pitts Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pitts Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pitts Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pitts Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Palouse.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pitts Cemetery
  • Freeze Cemetery
  • Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Olivet Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mt. Olivet Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Palouse.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Olivet Cemetery
  • Garfield Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Garfield Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Garfield Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Garfield Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Palouse.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Rock Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rock Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rock Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rock Creek Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Palouse.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Creek Cemetery
    • Silver Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Silver Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Silver Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Silver Creek Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Palouse.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Creek Cemetery
    • Mendenhall Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mendenhall Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mendenhall Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mendenhall Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Palouse.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mendenhall Cemetery
    • Farmington Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Farmington Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Farmington Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Farmington Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Palouse.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington Cemetery
    • Guy Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Guy Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Guy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Guy Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Palouse.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guy Cemetery
    • Farr Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Farr Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Farr Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Farr Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Palouse.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farr Cemetery
    • Memorial Gardens Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memorial Gardens Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Memorial Gardens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Memorial Gardens Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Palouse.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memorial Gardens Cemetery
    • Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Palouse.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery
    • Colfax Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Colfax Cemetery
      • The Colfax Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the northeast of Colfax.To be more accurate, Colfax Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Palouse.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colfax Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #76743<4>

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Palouse had a population of 1,119 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Palouse had a population of 1,055 people.

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

  • Palouse [Whitman County]
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    • Palouse [Whitman County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Palouse
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,119 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,055 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Palouse had a post office and railroad service
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  • Fallon [Whitman County]
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    • Fallon [Whitman County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Palouse
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fallon had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fallon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Viola [Latah County]
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    • Viola [Latah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Palouse
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Viola had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Garfield [Whitman County]
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    • Garfield [Whitman County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Palouse
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 317 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Garfield had a post office and railroad service
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  • Elberton [Whitman County]
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    • Elberton [Whitman County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Palouse
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 86 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Elberton had a post office and railroad service
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  • Whelan [Whitman County]
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    • Whelan [Whitman County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Palouse
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Whelan had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whelan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Eden [Whitman County]
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      • Eden [Whitman County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Palouse
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eden had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Glenwood [Whitman County]
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      • Glenwood [Whitman County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Palouse
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Glenwood had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Shawnee [Whitman County]
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      • Shawnee [Whitman County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Palouse
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shawnee had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shawnee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Belmont [Whitman County]
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      • Belmont [Whitman County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Palouse
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 59 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Belmont had a post office and railroad service
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    • Farmington [Whitman County]
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      • Farmington [Whitman County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Palouse
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 418 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 147 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Farmington had a post office and railroad service
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    • Pullman [Whitman County]
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      • Pullman [Whitman County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Palouse
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 868 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,336 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pullman had a post office and railroad service
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    • Sunshine [Whitman County]
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      • Sunshine [Whitman County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Palouse
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sunshine had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunshine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Moscow [Latah County]
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      • Moscow [Latah County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Palouse
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,139 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,128 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Moscow had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Colfax [Whitman County]
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      • Colfax [Whitman County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Palouse
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,649 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,787 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Colfax had a post office and railroad service
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Palouse. See our List of 1890's Communities around Palouse.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Palouse ...

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

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 Palouse:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Whitman County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Whitman County: www.whitmancounty.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Palouse) 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 Palouse. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PalouseOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palouse. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.9122, Longitude: -117.0747    
<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 Palouse, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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