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Our Genealogy Helper for Prairie ...

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

Neighboring Counties ...

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

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

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

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

Prairie is located in Skagit 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 Skagit County: Chelan, Island, Okanogan, San Juan, Snohomish & Whatcom.

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

  • Skagit County     (The home county of Prairie)
    • Alger [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alger
      • Alger [Skagit County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alger
    • Sedro-Woolley [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sedro-Woolley
      • Sedro-Woolley [Skagit County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Prairie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,182 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sedro-Woolley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sedro-Woolley<3>
    • Bow [Skagit County]
    • Clear Lake [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Lake
      • Clear Lake [Skagit County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Prairie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Lake
    • Lyman [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyman
      • Lyman [Skagit County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Prairie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 475 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyman<3>
    • Burlington [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burlington
      • Burlington [Skagit County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Prairie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,543 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burlington<3>
    • Edison [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edison
      • Edison [Skagit County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edison
    • Hamilton [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton
      • Hamilton [Skagit County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Prairie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 310 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<3>
    • Big Lake [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Lake
      • Big Lake [Skagit County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Lake
    • Mount Vernon [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
      • Mount Vernon [Skagit County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Prairie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,336 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<3>
    • Bay View [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay View
      • Bay View [Skagit County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay View
    • Montborne [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montborne
      • Montborne [Skagit County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Prairie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montborne
  • Island County
    • Juniper Beach [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juniper Beach
      • Juniper Beach [Island County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Prairie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juniper Beach
    • Oak Harbor [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Harbor
      • Oak Harbor [Island County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Prairie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,643 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Harbor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Harbor<3>
    • Camano [Island County]
    • Coupeville [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coupeville
      • Coupeville [Island County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Prairie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,994 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coupeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coupeville<3>
    • Greenbank [Island County]
    • Langley [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Langley
      • Langley [Island County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Prairie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,148 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Langley<3>
  • San Juan County
    • Decatur Island [San Juan County]
    • Olga [San Juan County]
    • Lopez Island [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lopez Island
      • Lopez Island [San Juan County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Prairie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lopez Island
    • Eastsound [San Juan County]
    • Orcas [San Juan County]
    • Deer Harbor [San Juan County]
    • Friday Harbor [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friday Harbor
      • Friday Harbor [San Juan County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Prairie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,544 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friday Harbor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friday Harbor<3>
    • False Bay [San Juan County]
  • Snohomish County
    • Lake Ketchum [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Ketchum
      • Lake Ketchum [Snohomish County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Ketchum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Ketchum
    • North Stanwood [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Stanwood
      • North Stanwood [Snohomish County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Stanwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Stanwood
    • Stanwood [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanwood
      • Stanwood [Snohomish County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Prairie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,571 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanwood<3>
    • Oso [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oso
      • Oso [Snohomish County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Prairie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oso
    • Utsalady [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Utsalady
      • Utsalady [Snohomish County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Prairie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Utsalady
    • Silvana [Snohomish County]
    • Arlington Heights [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington Heights
      • Arlington Heights [Snohomish County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arlington Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington Heights
    • Arlington [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
      • Arlington [Snohomish County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Prairie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,068 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<3>
    • Warm Beach [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warm Beach
      • Warm Beach [Snohomish County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warm Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warm Beach
    • Lakewood [Snohomish County]
    • Smokey Point [Snohomish County]
    • Darrington [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darrington
      • Darrington [Snohomish County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Prairie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,422 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darrington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Darrington<3>
  • Whatcom County
    • Acme [Whatcom County]
    • Sudden Valley [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sudden Valley
      • Sudden Valley [Whatcom County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sudden Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sudden Valley
    • Clipper [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clipper
      • Clipper [Whatcom County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Prairie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clipper
    • Geneva [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geneva
      • Geneva [Whatcom County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geneva have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
    • Chuckanut Village [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chuckanut Village
      • Chuckanut Village [Whatcom County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chuckanut Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chuckanut Village
    • Deming [Whatcom County]
    • Bellingham [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellingham
      • Bellingham [Whatcom County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Prairie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 93,955 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellingham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellingham<3>
    • Lummi [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lummi
      • Lummi [Whatcom County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Prairie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lummi
    • Everson [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Everson
      • Everson [Whatcom County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Prairie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,888 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Everson<3>
    • Kendall [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kendall
      • Kendall [Whatcom County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kendall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kendall
    • Nooksack [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nooksack
      • Nooksack [Whatcom County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Prairie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,659 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nooksack have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nooksack
    • Lummi Island [Whatcom County]

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

Newspapers Published in Prairie ...

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 103 newspapers that have been published in the area around Prairie.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Prairie, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Prairie.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 Prairie:

  • 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 British Columbia
    • Stories from Washington

Cemeteries Near Prairie ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Prairie.

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

  • Union Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
    • Union Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Prairie.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Cemetery
  • Saxon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Saxon Cemetery
    • Saxon Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Prairie.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saxon Cemetery
  • Bow Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bow Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bow Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Prairie.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bow Cemetery
  • Green Hills Memorial Cemetery
  • Clear Lake Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clear Lake Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clear Lake Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Clear Lake Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Prairie.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Lake Cemetery
  • Lyman Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lyman Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lyman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lyman Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Prairie.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyman Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hamilton Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Prairie.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton Cemetery
    • Mt. Vernon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Vernon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Vernon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Vernon Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Prairie.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Vernon Cemetery
    • Hawthorne Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hawthorne Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hawthorne Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hawthorne Memorial Park lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Prairie.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawthorne Memorial Park
    • Van Zandt Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Van Zandt Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Van Zandt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Van Zandt Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Prairie.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Zandt Cemetery
    • Bay View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bay View Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bay View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bay View Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Prairie.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay View Cemetery
    • Bayview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bayview Cemetery
      • The Bayview Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located in Bellingham.More precisely, Bayview Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Prairie.
      • Bayview Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Bay View Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayview Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #76707<4>
    • Mt. Hope Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Hope Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Hope Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Prairie.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Hope Cemetery
    • Sunnyland Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunnyland Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunnyland Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sunnyland Memorial Park lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Prairie.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyland Memorial Park
    • Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Ridge Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Prairie.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Ridge 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Prairie had a population of 20 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

  • Prairie [Skagit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie
    • Prairie [Skagit County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Prairie
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Prairie had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie
  • Wickersham [Whatcom County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wickersham
    • Wickersham [Whatcom County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Prairie
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wickersham had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wickersham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wickersham
  • Alger [Skagit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alger
    • Alger [Skagit County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Prairie
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alger had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alger
  • Saxon [Whatcom County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saxon
    • Saxon [Whatcom County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Prairie
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Saxon had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saxon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saxon
  • Acme [Whatcom County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
    • Acme [Whatcom County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Prairie
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Acme had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Acme<3>
  • Burlington [Skagit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burlington
    • Burlington [Skagit County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Prairie
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,543 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Burlington had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burlington<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Clear Lake [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Lake
      • Clear Lake [Skagit County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Prairie
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Clear Lake had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Lake
    • Lyman [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyman
      • Lyman [Skagit County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Prairie
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 475 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lyman had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyman<3>
    • Samish [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samish
      • Samish [Skagit County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Prairie
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Samish had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Samish have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Samish
    • Avon [Skagit County] - Historic
      • While Avon was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avon
      • Avon [Skagit County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Prairie
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 142 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Avon had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hamilton [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton
      • Hamilton [Skagit County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Prairie
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 105 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 310 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hamilton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<3>
    • Geneva [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geneva
      • Geneva [Whatcom County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Prairie
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Geneva had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geneva have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
    • Chuckanut [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chuckanut
      • Chuckanut [Whatcom County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Prairie
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chuckanut had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chuckanut have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chuckanut
    • Bay View [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay View
      • Bay View [Skagit County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Prairie
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 111 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bay View had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay View
    • Mount Vernon [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
      • Mount Vernon [Skagit County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Prairie
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 770 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,336 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Vernon had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Prairie ...

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

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 Prairie:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Washington

About Skagit County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Skagit County: www.skagitcounty.net/

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- Prairie) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prairie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.6026, Longitude: -122.2346       In this case, the coordinates for Prairie have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The 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 Prairie, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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