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Our Genealogy Helper for Potlatch ...

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 Potlatch (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 Potlatch. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Potlatch is located in Mason 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 Mason County: Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Pierce & Thurston.

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

  • Mason County     (The home county of Potlatch)
    • Hoodsport [Mason County]
    • Skokomish [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skokomish
      • Skokomish [Mason County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Potlatch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skokomish
    • Tahuya [Mason County]
    • Mohrweis [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mohrweis
      • Mohrweis [Mason County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Potlatch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mohrweis
    • Lilliwaup [Mason County]
    • Bayshore [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayshore
      • Bayshore [Mason County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Potlatch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayshore
    • Shelton [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelton
      • Shelton [Mason County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Potlatch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,955 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelton<2>
    • Allyn [Mason County]
    • Grapeview [Mason County]
    • Matlock [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matlock
      • Matlock [Mason County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Potlatch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matlock
    • Belfair [Mason County]
    • Deckerville [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deckerville
      • Deckerville [Mason County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Potlatch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deckerville
  • Grays Harbor County
    • McCleary Junction [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCleary Junction
      • McCleary Junction [Grays Harbor County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Potlatch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCleary Junction
    • Grisdale [Grays Harbor County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grisdale
      • Grisdale [Grays Harbor County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Potlatch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grisdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • McCleary [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCleary
      • McCleary [Grays Harbor County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Potlatch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,830 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCleary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCleary<2>
    • Garden City [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Grays Harbor County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Potlatch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
    • Sine [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sine
      • Sine [Grays Harbor County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Potlatch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sine
    • Elma [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elma
      • Elma [Grays Harbor County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Potlatch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,378 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elma<2>
    • Malone [Grays Harbor County]
    • Malone-Porter [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malone-Porter
      • Malone-Porter [Grays Harbor County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Potlatch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malone-Porter
    • Satsop [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satsop
      • Satsop [Grays Harbor County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Potlatch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Satsop have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Satsop
    • Quinault [Grays Harbor County]
    • Montesano [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montesano
      • Montesano [Grays Harbor County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Potlatch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,074 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montesano
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montesano<2>
    • Amanda Park [Grays Harbor County]
  • Jefferson County
  • King County
    • Tahlequah [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tahlequah
      • Tahlequah [King County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Potlatch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tahlequah
    • Vashon [King County]
    • Burien [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burien
      • Burien [King County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Potlatch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burien
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burien<2>
    • Des Moines [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Moines
      • Des Moines [King County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Potlatch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Moines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Moines<2>
    • Normandy Park [King County]
    • Federal Way [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Federal Way
      • Federal Way [King County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Potlatch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 96,307 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Federal Way
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Federal Way<2>
    • SeaTac [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for SeaTac
      • SeaTac [King County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Potlatch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,904 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on SeaTac
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for SeaTac<2>
  • Kitsap County
    • Holly [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly
      • Holly [Kitsap County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Potlatch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly
    • Crosby [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crosby
      • Crosby [Kitsap County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Potlatch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crosby
    • Gorst [Kitsap County]
    • Seabeck [Kitsap County]
    • Burley [Kitsap County]
    • Bethel [Kitsap County]
    • Erlands Point-Kitsap Lake [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erlands Point-Kitsap Lake
      • Erlands Point-Kitsap Lake [Kitsap County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Potlatch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erlands Point-Kitsap Lake
    • Navy Yard City [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navy Yard City
      • Navy Yard City [Kitsap County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Potlatch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navy Yard City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navy Yard City
    • Chico [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chico
      • Chico [Kitsap County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Potlatch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chico
    • East Port Orchard [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Port Orchard
      • East Port Orchard [Kitsap County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Potlatch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Port Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Port Orchard
    • Port Orchard [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Orchard
      • Port Orchard [Kitsap County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Potlatch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,718 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Orchard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Orchard<2>
    • Bremerton [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bremerton
      • Bremerton [Kitsap County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Potlatch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,322 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bremerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bremerton<2>
  • Pierce County
    • Herron Island [Pierce County]
    • Vaughn [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaughn
      • Vaughn [Pierce County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Potlatch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn
    • Home [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Home
      • Home [Pierce County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Potlatch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Home
    • Lakebay [Pierce County]
    • Longbranch [Pierce County]
    • Rosedale [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
      • Rosedale [Pierce County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Potlatch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
    • Wauna [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wauna
      • Wauna [Pierce County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Potlatch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wauna
    • Artondale [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artondale
      • Artondale [Pierce County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Potlatch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Artondale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artondale
    • Cromwell [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cromwell
      • Cromwell [Pierce County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Potlatch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cromwell
    • Anderson Island [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anderson Island
      • Anderson Island [Pierce County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Potlatch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson Island
    • Gertrude [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gertrude
      • Gertrude [Pierce County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Potlatch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gertrude
    • Fox Island [Pierce County]
  • Thurston County
    • Puget [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puget
      • Puget [Thurston County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Potlatch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puget
    • Olympia [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olympia
      • Olympia [Thurston County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Potlatch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olympia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olympia<2>
    • Lacey [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacey
      • Lacey [Thurston County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Potlatch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacey<2>
    • Tanglewilde [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanglewilde
      • Tanglewilde [Thurston County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Potlatch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanglewilde
    • Tumwater [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tumwater
      • Tumwater [Thurston County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Potlatch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,272 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tumwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tumwater<2>
    • East Olympia [Thurston County]
    • Littlerock [Thurston County]
    • Rochester [Thurston County]
    • Tenino [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tenino
      • Tenino [Thurston County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Potlatch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,867 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tenino
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tenino<2>
    • Grand Mound [Thurston County]
    • Yelm [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yelm
      • Yelm [Thurston County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Potlatch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yelm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yelm<2>
    • Rainier [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainier
      • Rainier [Thurston County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Potlatch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,350 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainier<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Potlatch ...

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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around Potlatch.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Potlatch, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Potlatch.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Potlatch:

  • 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 Potlatch ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Potlatch.

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

  • Oakland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oakland Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Oakland Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Oakland Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Potlatch.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #865976<5>
  • Shelton Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shelton Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shelton Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Shelton Memorial Park lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Potlatch.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton Memorial Park
  • Dewatto Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dewatto Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dewatto Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Dewatto Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Potlatch.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewatto Cemetery
  • Miller Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Miller Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miller Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Miller Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Potlatch.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller Cemetery
  • Twin Firs Cemetery
  • Vaughn Bay Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vaughn Bay Cemetery
    • Vaughn Bay Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Potlatch.
    • Vaughn Bay Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Bayview Cemetery
    • Niemann Family Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn Bay Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Squaxin Cemetery
    • Lakebay Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lakebay Cemetery
      • Lakebay Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Potlatch.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakebay Cemetery
    • Longbranch Cemetery
    • German Lutheran Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the German Lutheran Cemetery
      • German Lutheran Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Potlatch.
      • German Lutheran Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Lakebay German Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
      • Old German Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on German Lutheran Cemetery
    • Minter Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Minter Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Minter Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • The Minter Cemetery is located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Wauna.To be precise, Minter Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Potlatch.
      • Minter Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Elgin Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minter Cemetery
    • Turnow Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Turnow Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Turnow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Turnow Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Potlatch.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnow Cemetery
    • McCleary Pythian Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McCleary Pythian Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McCleary Pythian Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McCleary Pythian Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Potlatch.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCleary Pythian Cemetery
    • McLane Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McLane Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the McLane Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • McLane Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Potlatch.
      • McLane Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Mud Bay Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLane Cemetery
    • Hillcrest Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillcrest Cemetery
      • Hillcrest Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Potlatch.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest 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.<6>

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

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

  • Union [Mason County] - Historic
    • While Union was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
    • Union [Mason County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Potlatch
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Union had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Hoodsport [Mason County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoodsport
    • Hoodsport [Mason County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Potlatch
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hoodsport had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoodsport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoodsport<2>
  • Dewatto [Mason County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewatto
    • Dewatto [Mason County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Potlatch
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dewatto had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dewatto have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewatto
  • Shelton [Mason County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelton
    • Shelton [Mason County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Potlatch
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 648 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,955 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Shelton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelton<2>
  • Matlock [Mason County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matlock
    • Matlock [Mason County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Potlatch
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Matlock had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matlock
  • Allyn [Mason County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allyn
    • Allyn [Mason County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Potlatch
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Allyn had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allyn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allyn<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Kamilche [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kamilche
      • Kamilche [Mason County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Potlatch
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kamilche had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kamilche have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kamilche
    • New Kamilche [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Kamilche
      • New Kamilche [Mason County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Potlatch
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, New Kamilche had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Kamilche have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Kamilche
    • Vaughn [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaughn
      • Vaughn [Pierce County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Potlatch
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vaughn had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn
    • Crosby [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crosby
      • Crosby [Kitsap County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Potlatch
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Crosby had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crosby
    • Lakebay [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakebay
      • Lakebay [Pierce County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Potlatch
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lakebay had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakebay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakebay<2>
    • Longbranch [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longbranch
      • Longbranch [Pierce County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Potlatch
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Longbranch had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longbranch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Longbranch<2>
    • Minter [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minter
      • Minter [Pierce County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Potlatch
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Minter had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minter have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minter
    • Duckabush [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duckabush
      • Duckabush [Jefferson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Potlatch
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Duckabush had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duckabush have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duckabush
    • Puget [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puget
      • Puget [Thurston County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Potlatch
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Puget had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puget

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Potlatch ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Auto Trails Map of Washington (1925)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

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About Mason County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mason County: www.co.mason.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 '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- Potlatch) 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 Potlatch. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PotlatchOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Potlatch. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3771, Longitude: -123.1523    
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<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.
<6>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 Potlatch, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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