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Our Genealogy Helper for Puget ...

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 Puget (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 Puget. 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 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 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.

Puget is located in Thurston 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 Thurston County: Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason & Pierce.

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

  • Thurston County     (The home county of Puget)
    • Tanglewilde [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanglewilde
      • Tanglewilde [Thurston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Puget
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanglewilde
    • Lacey [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacey
      • Lacey [Thurston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Puget
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacey<2>
    • Olympia [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olympia
      • Olympia [Thurston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Puget
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olympia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olympia<2>
    • Tumwater [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tumwater
      • Tumwater [Thurston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Puget
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,272 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tumwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tumwater<2>
    • Kellys Korner [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellys Korner
      • Kellys Korner [Thurston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Puget
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellys Korner
    • Nisqually Indian Community [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nisqually Indian Community
      • Nisqually Indian Community [Thurston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Puget
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nisqually Indian Community
    • East Olympia [Thurston County]
    • North Yelm [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Yelm
      • North Yelm [Thurston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Puget
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Yelm have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Yelm
    • Yelm [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yelm
      • Yelm [Thurston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Puget
      • 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 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Puget
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,350 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainier<2>
    • McIntosh [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McIntosh
      • McIntosh [Thurston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Puget
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McIntosh
    • Tenino [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tenino
      • Tenino [Thurston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Puget
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,867 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tenino
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tenino<2>
    • Littlerock [Thurston County]
  • Grays Harbor County
    • McCleary Junction [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCleary Junction
      • McCleary Junction [Grays Harbor County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Puget
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCleary Junction
    • McCleary [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCleary
      • McCleary [Grays Harbor County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Puget
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,830 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCleary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCleary<2>
    • Sine [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sine
      • Sine [Grays Harbor County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Puget
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sine
    • Garden City [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Grays Harbor County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Puget
      • 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
    • Malone-Porter [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malone-Porter
      • Malone-Porter [Grays Harbor County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Puget
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malone-Porter
    • Malone [Grays Harbor County]
    • Chehalis Village [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chehalis Village
      • Chehalis Village [Grays Harbor County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Puget
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chehalis Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chehalis Village
    • Oakville [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakville
      • Oakville [Grays Harbor County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Puget
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 697 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakville<2>
    • Elma [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elma
      • Elma [Grays Harbor County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Puget
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,378 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elma<2>
    • Montesano [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montesano
      • Montesano [Grays Harbor County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Puget
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,074 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montesano
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montesano<2>
  • Jefferson County
  • King County
    • Tahlequah [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tahlequah
      • Tahlequah [King County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Puget
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tahlequah
    • Magnolia Beach [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia Beach
      • Magnolia Beach [King County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Puget
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia Beach
    • Federal Way [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Federal Way
      • Federal Way [King County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Puget
      • 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>
    • Redondo [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redondo
      • Redondo [King County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Puget
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redondo
    • Vashon [King County]
    • Algona [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algona
      • Algona [King County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Puget
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,199 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Algona<2>
    • Pacific [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pacific
      • Pacific [King County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Puget
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,168 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pacific
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pacific<2>
    • Star Lake [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star Lake
      • Star Lake [King County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Puget
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star Lake
    • Woodmont Beach [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodmont Beach
      • Woodmont Beach [King County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Puget
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodmont Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodmont Beach
    • Zenith [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zenith
      • Zenith [King County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Puget
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zenith
    • Auburn [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [King County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Puget
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,024 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<2>
    • Des Moines [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Moines
      • Des Moines [King County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Puget
      • 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]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Normandy Park
      • Normandy Park [King County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Puget
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,566 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Normandy Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Normandy Park<2>
  • Kitsap County
    • Burley [Kitsap County]
    • Olalla [Kitsap County]
    • Bethel [Kitsap County]
    • Gorst [Kitsap County]
    • East Port Orchard [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Port Orchard
      • East Port Orchard [Kitsap County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Puget
      • 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
    • Navy Yard City [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navy Yard City
      • Navy Yard City [Kitsap County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Puget
      • 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
    • Parkwood [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkwood
      • Parkwood [Kitsap County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Puget
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkwood
    • Port Orchard [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Orchard
      • Port Orchard [Kitsap County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Puget
      • 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>
    • South Park Village [Kitsap County]
    • South Colby [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Colby
      • South Colby [Kitsap County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Puget
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Colby
    • Southworth [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southworth
      • Southworth [Kitsap County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Puget
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southworth
    • Holly [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly
      • Holly [Kitsap County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Puget
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly
    • Colby [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colby
      • Colby [Kitsap County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Puget
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colby
  • Lewis County
    • Fords Prairie [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fords Prairie
      • Fords Prairie [Lewis County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Puget
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fords Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fords Prairie
    • Galvin [Lewis County]
    • Centralia [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centralia
      • Centralia [Lewis County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Puget
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,995 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centralia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centralia<2>
    • Chehalis [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chehalis
      • Chehalis [Lewis County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Puget
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,825 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chehalis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chehalis<2>
    • Adna [Lewis County]
    • Cinebar [Lewis County]
    • Napavine [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napavine
      • Napavine [Lewis County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Puget
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,042 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napavine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Napavine<2>
    • Onalaska [Lewis County]
  • Mason County
    • Grapeview [Mason County]
    • Bayshore [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayshore
      • Bayshore [Mason County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Puget
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayshore
    • Shelton [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelton
      • Shelton [Mason County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Puget
      • 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]
    • Tahuya [Mason County]
    • Belfair [Mason County]
    • Skokomish [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skokomish
      • Skokomish [Mason County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Puget
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skokomish
    • Mohrweis [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mohrweis
      • Mohrweis [Mason County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Puget
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mohrweis
    • Potlatch [Mason County]
    • Hoodsport [Mason County]
    • Lilliwaup [Mason County]
    • Matlock [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matlock
      • Matlock [Mason County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Puget
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matlock
  • Pierce County
    • Anderson Island [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anderson Island
      • Anderson Island [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Puget
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson Island
    • Longbranch [Pierce County]
    • Lakebay [Pierce County]
    • Gertrude [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gertrude
      • Gertrude [Pierce County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Puget
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gertrude
    • DuPont [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for DuPont
      • DuPont [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Puget
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,594 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DuPont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for DuPont<2>
    • Herron Island [Pierce County]
    • Steilacoom [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steilacoom
      • Steilacoom [Pierce County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Puget
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,416 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steilacoom
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steilacoom<2>
    • Home [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Home
      • Home [Pierce County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Puget
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Home
    • Fort Lewis [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Lewis
      • Fort Lewis [Pierce County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Puget
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fort Lewis. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Lewis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Lewis<2>
    • Fox Island [Pierce County]
    • Lake City [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Pierce County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Puget
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Tillicum [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillicum
      • Tillicum [Pierce County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Puget
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillicum
    • Cromwell [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cromwell
      • Cromwell [Pierce County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Puget
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cromwell

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

Newspapers Published in Puget ...

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 153 newspapers that have been published in the area around Puget.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Puget, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Puget.

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 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 Puget:

  • 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 Puget ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Puget.

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

  • Anderson Island Cemetery
  • Longbranch Cemetery
  • Hillcrest Cemetery
  • German Lutheran Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the German Lutheran Cemetery
    • German Lutheran Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Puget.
    • 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
  • Mt. Tabor Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Tabor Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Tabor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mt. Tabor Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Puget.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Tabor Cemetery
  • Lakebay Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Woodlawn Cemetery
    • Steilacoom Masonic Cemetery
    • Fox Island 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Puget.
      • McLane Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Mud Bay Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLane Cemetery
    • Mills & Mills Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mills & Mills Memorial Park
      • The Mills & Mills Memorial Park is located outside and to the southwest of Tumwater.Mills & Mills Memorial Park lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Puget.
      • Mills & Mills Memorial Park has also been known as:
      • Olympic Memorial Garden Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mills & Mills Memorial Park
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #76974<5>
    • Union Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
      • Union Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Puget.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Cemetery
    • Ross Family Cemetery
    • Ft. Lewis Cemetery
    • Old Settlers Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Settlers Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Old Settlers Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Old Settlers Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Puget.
      • Old Settlers Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Gravelly Lake Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Settlers 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Puget had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Puget [Thurston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puget
    • Puget [Thurston County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Puget
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Puget had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puget
  • Longbranch [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longbranch
    • Longbranch [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Puget
    • 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>
  • Meridian [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meridian
    • Meridian [Pierce County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Puget
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Meridian had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meridian have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lacey [Thurston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacey
    • Lacey [Thurston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Puget
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,178 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lacey had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Lakebay [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakebay
    • Lakebay [Pierce County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Puget
    • 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>
  • Olympia [Thurston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olympia
    • Olympia [Thurston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Puget
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4,698 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,620 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Olympia had a post office and railroad service
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  • Continue List ...
    • Steilacoom [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steilacoom
      • Steilacoom [Pierce County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Puget
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 270 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,416 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Steilacoom had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Tumwater [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tumwater
      • Tumwater [Thurston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Puget
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 410 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,272 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tumwater had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tumwater
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    • Fox Island [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Island
      • Fox Island [Pierce County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Puget
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fox Island had a post office and no railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fox Island<2>
    • Lake City [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Pierce County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Puget
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lake City had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Belmore [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmore
      • Belmore [Thurston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Puget
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Belmore had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wollochet [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wollochet
      • Wollochet [Pierce County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Puget
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wollochet had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wollochet have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wollochet
    • Artondale [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artondale
      • Artondale [Pierce County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Puget
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Artondale had a post office and no railroad service
      • 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
    • Vaughn [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaughn
      • Vaughn [Pierce County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Puget
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vaughn had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn
    • New Kamilche [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Kamilche
      • New Kamilche [Mason County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Puget
      • 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

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Puget ...

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

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 Puget:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Thurston County: www.co.thurston.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 from Point A (ie- Puget) 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 Puget. 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 PugetOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Puget. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1448, Longitude: -122.7983    
<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 Puget, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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