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Our Genealogy Helper for Pizarro ...

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 Pizarro (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 Pizarro. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Pizarro 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 Pizarro. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Pizarro:

  • Adams County     (The home county of Pizarro)
    • Lind [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lind
      • Lind [Adams County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Pizarro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 555 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lind
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lind<2>
    • Ritzville [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ritzville
      • Ritzville [Adams County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Pizarro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,641 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ritzville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ritzville<2>
    • Washtucna [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washtucna
      • Washtucna [Adams County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Pizarro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washtucna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washtucna<2>
    • Cunningham [Adams County]
    • Hatton [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatton
      • Hatton [Adams County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Pizarro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 106 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatton<2>
    • Othello [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Othello
      • Othello [Adams County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Pizarro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,454 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Othello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Othello<2>
  • Columbia County
    • Grange City [Columbia County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grange City
      • Grange City [Columbia County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Pizarro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grange City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Starbuck [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starbuck
      • Starbuck [Columbia County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Pizarro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starbuck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Starbuck<2>
  • Franklin County
    • Kahlotus [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kahlotus
      • Kahlotus [Franklin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Pizarro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 192 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kahlotus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kahlotus<2>
    • Connell [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Connell
      • Connell [Franklin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Pizarro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,503 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Connell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Connell<2>
    • Windust [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windust
      • Windust [Franklin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Pizarro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windust
    • Mesa [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesa
      • Mesa [Franklin County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Pizarro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 514 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesa<2>
  • Grant County
    • Warden [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warden
      • Warden [Grant County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Pizarro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,834 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warden<2>
    • Ruff [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruff
      • Ruff [Grant County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Pizarro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruff
    • Krupp [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Krupp
      • Krupp [Grant County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Pizarro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Krupp
  • Lincoln County
    • Odessa [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odessa
      • Odessa [Lincoln County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Pizarro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 900 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odessa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Odessa<2>
    • Sprague [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sprague
      • Sprague [Lincoln County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Pizarro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 468 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sprague
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sprague<2>
    • Harrington [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrington
      • Harrington [Lincoln County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Pizarro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 422 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrington<2>
  • Walla Walla County
    • Magallon [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magallon
      • Magallon [Walla Walla County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Pizarro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magallon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magallon
  • Whitman County
    • Hooper [Whitman County]
    • LaCrosse [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for LaCrosse
      • LaCrosse [Whitman County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Pizarro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 310 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on LaCrosse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for LaCrosse<2>
    • Lamont [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamont
      • Lamont [Whitman County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Pizarro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lamont<2>
    • Endicott [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Endicott
      • Endicott [Whitman County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Pizarro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 295 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Endicott
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Endicott<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Pizarro ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pizarro.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Pizarro:

  • 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 Pizarro ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pizarro.

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

  • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paha 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bemis Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Pizarro.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bemis 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Pizarro.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lind Cemetery
  • Delight Cemetery
  • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Memorial Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Pizarro.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memorial Cemetery
  • Ritzville Memorial Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Washtucna Pioneer Memorial Cemetery
    • Michigan Prairie 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kansas Prairie Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Pizarro.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kansas Prairie Cemetery
    • Hatton Cemetery
    • Lakeview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lakeview Cemetery
      • Lakeview Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Pizarro.
      • Lakeview Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Kahlotus Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Cemetery
    • Old Bones Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Bones Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Bones Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Bones Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Pizarro.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Bones 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 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Pizarro.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Connell Cemetery
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Pizarro.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise Flats 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ammaus Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Pizarro.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ammaus 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 Pizarro in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pizarro.

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

  • 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 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Pizarro
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Bemis [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bemis
    • Bemis [Adams County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Pizarro
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bemis
  • Fletcher [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fletcher
    • Fletcher [Adams County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Pizarro
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fletcher
  • Lind [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lind
    • Lind [Adams County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Pizarro
    • 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>
  • Ritzville [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ritzville
    • Ritzville [Adams County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Pizarro
    • 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<2>
  • Providence [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
    • Providence [Adams County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Pizarro
    • 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
  • Continue List ...
    • Washtucna [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washtucna
      • Washtucna [Adams County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Pizarro
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 204 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Washtucna had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washtucna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washtucna<2>
    • Hooper [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hooper
      • Hooper [Whitman County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Pizarro
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hooper had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hooper<2>
    • Hatton [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatton
      • Hatton [Adams County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Pizarro
      • 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>
    • Kahlotus [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kahlotus
      • Kahlotus [Franklin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Pizarro
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 192 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kahlotus had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kahlotus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kahlotus<2>
    • Sulphur [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur
      • Sulphur [Franklin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Pizarro
      • 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
    • Pampa [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pampa
      • Pampa [Whitman County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Pizarro
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pampa had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pampa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pampa
    • Connell [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Connell
      • Connell [Franklin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Pizarro
      • 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>
    • Sutton [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutton
      • Sutton [Whitman County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Pizarro
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sutton had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sutton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutton

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Washington

About Adams County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pizarro. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pizarro) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pizarro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.9499, Longitude: -118.4461       In this case, the coordinates for Pizarro have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Pizarro, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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