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Our Genealogy Helper for Plain ...

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 Plain (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 Plain. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Plain is located in Chelan 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 Chelan County: Douglas, King, Kittitas, Okanogan, Skagit & Snohomish.

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

  • Chelan County     (The home county of Plain)
    • Coles Corner [Chelan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coles Corner
      • Coles Corner [Chelan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Plain
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coles Corner
    • Leavenworth [Chelan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leavenworth
      • Leavenworth [Chelan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Plain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leavenworth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leavenworth<2>
    • Ardenvoir [Chelan County]
    • Peshastin [Chelan County]
    • Dryden [Chelan County]
    • Cashmere [Chelan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cashmere
      • Cashmere [Chelan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,160 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cashmere
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cashmere<2>
    • Entiat [Chelan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Entiat
      • Entiat [Chelan County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Plain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,287 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Entiat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Entiat<2>
    • Granite Falls [Chelan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite Falls
      • Granite Falls [Chelan County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Plain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite Falls
    • Monitor [Chelan County]
    • Manson [Chelan County]
    • Sunnyslope [Chelan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyslope
      • Sunnyslope [Chelan County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyslope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyslope
    • West Wenatchee [Chelan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Wenatchee
      • West Wenatchee [Chelan County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Wenatchee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Wenatchee
    • Wenatchee [Chelan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wenatchee
      • Wenatchee [Chelan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,219 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wenatchee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wenatchee<2>
  • Douglas County
    • Orondo [Douglas County]
    • Waterville [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterville
      • Waterville [Douglas County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Plain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,197 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterville<2>
    • East Wenatchee Bench [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Wenatchee Bench
      • East Wenatchee Bench [Douglas County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Wenatchee Bench have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Wenatchee Bench
    • East Wenatchee [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Wenatchee
      • East Wenatchee [Douglas County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,012 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Wenatchee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Wenatchee<2>
    • Rock Island [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Island
      • Rock Island [Douglas County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,310 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Island<2>
  • King County
  • Kittitas County
    • Ronald [Kittitas County]
    • Roslyn [Kittitas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roslyn
      • Roslyn [Kittitas County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Plain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 972 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roslyn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roslyn<2>
  • Okanogan County
    • Methow [Okanogan County]
    • Pateros [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pateros
      • Pateros [Okanogan County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Plain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 721 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pateros
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pateros<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Plain ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Plain.

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

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 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 Plain:

  • 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 Plain ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Plain.

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

  • Hillcrest Haven of Rest Cemetery
  • Leavenworth Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Leavenworth Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Leavenworth Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Leavenworth Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Plain.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leavenworth Cemetery
  • Peshastin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Peshastin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Peshastin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Peshastin Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Plain.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peshastin Cemetery
  • Mountain View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain View Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mountain View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mountain View Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Plain.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View Cemetery
  • Entiat Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Entiat Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Entiat Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Entiat Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Plain.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Entiat Cemetery
  • Cashmere Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cashmere Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cashmere Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cashmere Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cashmere Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Orondo Community Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Orondo Community Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Orondo Community Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Orondo Community Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Plain.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orondo Community Cemetery
    • Brays Landing Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brays Landing Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brays Landing Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Brays Landing Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Plain.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brays Landing Cemetery
    • Sunnyslope Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunnyslope Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunnyslope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sunnyslope Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyslope Cemetery
    • Wenatchee City Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wenatchee City Cemetery
      • The Wenatchee City Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located outside and to the northwest of Wenatchee.To be precise, Wenatchee City Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain.
      • Wenatchee City Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Wenatchee Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wenatchee City Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1053458<4>
    • Valley View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Valley View Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Valley View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Valley View Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley View Cemetery
    • South Side Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the South Side Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the South Side Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • South Side Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Side Cemetery
    • Waterville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Waterville Cemetery
      • Waterville Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Plain.
      • Waterville Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Fraternity Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterville Cemetery
    • Evergreen Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evergreen Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Evergreen Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Evergreen Memorial Park lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Memorial Park
    • Hamilton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hamilton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hamilton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hamilton Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton 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 Plain in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Plain.

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

  • Peshastin [Chelan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peshastin
    • Peshastin [Chelan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Plain
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Peshastin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peshastin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peshastin<2>
  • Orondo [Douglas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orondo
    • Orondo [Douglas County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Orondo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orondo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orondo<2>
  • Wenatchee [Chelan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wenatchee
    • Wenatchee [Chelan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,219 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wenatchee had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wenatchee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wenatchee<2>
  • Waterville [Douglas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterville
    • Waterville [Douglas County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Plain
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 293 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,197 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Waterville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterville<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Chelan County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chelan County: www.co.chelan.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- Plain) 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 Plain. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PlainOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plain. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.7630, Longitude: -120.6572    
<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 Plain, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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