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Our Genealogy Helper for Purdy ...

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 Purdy (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 Purdy. 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 and hospitals 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.

Purdy is located in Pierce 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 Pierce County: King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Lewis, Mason, Thurston & Yakima.

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

  • Pierce County     (The home county of Purdy)
    • Wauna [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wauna
      • Wauna [Pierce County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Purdy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wauna
    • Rosedale [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
      • Rosedale [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Purdy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
    • Gig Harbor [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gig Harbor
      • Gig Harbor [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Purdy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,873 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gig Harbor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gig Harbor<2>
    • Artondale [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artondale
      • Artondale [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Purdy
      • 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Purdy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cromwell
    • Vaughn [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaughn
      • Vaughn [Pierce County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Purdy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn
    • Ruston [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruston
      • Ruston [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Purdy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 848 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruston
    • Fox Island [Pierce County]
    • Dash Point [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dash Point
      • Dash Point [Pierce County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Purdy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dash Point
    • Home [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Home
      • Home [Pierce County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Purdy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Home
    • Fircrest [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fircrest
      • Fircrest [Pierce County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Purdy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,884 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fircrest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fircrest<2>
    • Lakebay [Pierce County]
  • Grays Harbor County
    • McCleary [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCleary
      • McCleary [Grays Harbor County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Purdy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,830 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCleary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCleary<2>
  • Jefferson County
  • King County
    • Magnolia Beach [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia Beach
      • Magnolia Beach [King County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Purdy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia Beach
    • Tahlequah [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tahlequah
      • Tahlequah [King County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Purdy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tahlequah
    • Vashon [King County]
    • Vashon Heights [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vashon Heights
      • Vashon Heights [King County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Purdy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vashon Heights
    • Normandy Park [King County]
    • Seahurst [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seahurst
      • Seahurst [King County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Purdy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seahurst
    • Des Moines [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Moines
      • Des Moines [King County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Purdy
      • 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>
    • North Hill [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hill
      • North Hill [King County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Purdy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hill
    • Redondo [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redondo
      • Redondo [King County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Purdy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redondo
    • Woodmont Beach [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodmont Beach
      • Woodmont Beach [King County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Purdy
      • 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Purdy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zenith
    • Burien [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burien
      • Burien [King County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Purdy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burien
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burien<2>
  • Kitsap County
    • Burley [Kitsap County]
    • Olalla [Kitsap County]
    • Bethel [Kitsap County]
    • East Port Orchard [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Port Orchard
      • East Port Orchard [Kitsap County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Purdy
      • 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
    • Parkwood [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkwood
      • Parkwood [Kitsap County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Purdy
      • 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
    • Colby [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colby
      • Colby [Kitsap County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Purdy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colby
    • Port Orchard [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Orchard
      • Port Orchard [Kitsap County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Purdy
      • 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>
    • Retsil [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Retsil
      • Retsil [Kitsap County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Purdy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Retsil
    • South Park Village [Kitsap County]
    • South Colby [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Colby
      • South Colby [Kitsap County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Purdy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Colby
    • Southworth [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southworth
      • Southworth [Kitsap County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Purdy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southworth
    • Gorst [Kitsap County]
  • Mason County
    • Allyn [Mason County]
    • Belfair [Mason County]
    • Grapeview [Mason County]
    • Tahuya [Mason County]
    • Bayshore [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayshore
      • Bayshore [Mason County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Purdy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayshore
    • Lilliwaup [Mason County]
    • Hoodsport [Mason County]
    • Potlatch [Mason County]
    • Shelton [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelton
      • Shelton [Mason County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Purdy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,955 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelton<2>
    • Skokomish [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skokomish
      • Skokomish [Mason County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Purdy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skokomish
    • Mohrweis [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mohrweis
      • Mohrweis [Mason County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Purdy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mohrweis
  • Snohomish County
    • Woodway [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodway
      • Woodway [Snohomish County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Purdy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,391 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodway have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodway
    • Esperance [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esperance
      • Esperance [Snohomish County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Purdy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Esperance have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Esperance
    • Edmonds [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edmonds
      • Edmonds [Snohomish County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Purdy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,515 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edmonds
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edmonds<2>
    • Brier [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brier
      • Brier [Snohomish County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Purdy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,955 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brier<2>
    • Mountlake Terrace [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountlake Terrace
      • Mountlake Terrace [Snohomish County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Purdy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountlake Terrace
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountlake Terrace<2>
    • Lynnwood [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynnwood
      • Lynnwood [Snohomish County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Purdy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,042 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynnwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynnwood<2>
    • Mill Creek [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Creek
      • Mill Creek [Snohomish County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Purdy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,802 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mill Creek<2>
  • Thurston County
    • Puget [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puget
      • Puget [Thurston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Purdy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puget
    • Tanglewilde [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanglewilde
      • Tanglewilde [Thurston County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Purdy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanglewilde
    • Lacey [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacey
      • Lacey [Thurston County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Purdy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacey<2>
    • Nisqually Indian Community [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nisqually Indian Community
      • Nisqually Indian Community [Thurston County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Purdy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nisqually Indian Community
    • Olympia [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olympia
      • Olympia [Thurston County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Purdy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olympia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olympia<2>
    • Kellys Korner [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellys Korner
      • Kellys Korner [Thurston County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Purdy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellys Korner
    • North Yelm [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Yelm
      • North Yelm [Thurston County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Purdy
      • 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
    • Tumwater [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tumwater
      • Tumwater [Thurston County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Purdy
      • 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]
    • Yelm [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yelm
      • Yelm [Thurston County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Purdy
      • 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 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Purdy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,350 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainier<2>
    • Littlerock [Thurston County]

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

Newspapers Published in Purdy ...

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 151 newspapers that have been published in the area around Purdy.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Purdy, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Purdy.

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 either 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 Purdy:

  • 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 Purdy ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Purdy.

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

  • 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.
    • Minter Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Elgin Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minter Cemetery
  • Haven of Rest Cemetery
  • Gig Harbor Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gig Harbor Cemetery
    • The Gig Harbor Cemetery is located outside and to the north of Gig Harbor.
    • Gig Harbor Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Cresent Valley Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gig Harbor Cemetery
  • Rosedale Cemetery
  • Artondale Cemetery
  • Fraola Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fraola Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fraola Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fraola Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Purdy.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fraola Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Cromwell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cromwell Cemetery
      • Cromwell Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Purdy.
      • Cromwell Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Hales Passage Cemetery
      • Hales Passage Scandinavian Lutheran Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cromwell Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2259125<5>
    • Vaughn Bay Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vaughn Bay Cemetery
      • Vaughn Bay Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Purdy.
      • Vaughn Bay Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Bayview Cemetery
      • Niemann Family Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn Bay Cemetery
    • Fox Island Cemetery
    • Penbrock Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Penbrock Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Penbrock Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Penbrock Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Purdy.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penbrock Cemetery
    • Episcopal Church Of The Holy Spirit Memory Garden
    • Sedgwick Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sedgwick Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sedgwick Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sedgwick Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Purdy.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sedgwick Cemetery
    • Sunset Lane Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset Lane Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset Lane Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sunset Lane Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Purdy.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Lane Cemetery
    • K P Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the K P Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the K P Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • K P Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Purdy.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on K P Cemetery
    • Veterans Home Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Veterans Home Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Veterans Home Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Veterans Home Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Purdy.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Veterans Home 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, Purdy had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Purdy [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purdy
    • Purdy [Pierce County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Purdy
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Purdy had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purdy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
  • Minter [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minter
    • Minter [Pierce County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Purdy
    • 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
  • Rosedale [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
    • Rosedale [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Purdy
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rosedale had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
  • Gig Harbor [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gig Harbor
    • Gig Harbor [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Purdy
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 321 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,873 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gig Harbor had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gig Harbor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gig Harbor<2>
  • Olalla [Kitsap County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olalla
    • Olalla [Kitsap County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Purdy
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Olalla had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olalla
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olalla<2>
  • Artondale [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artondale
    • Artondale [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Purdy
    • 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
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    • Vaughn [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaughn
      • Vaughn [Pierce County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Purdy
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vaughn had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Wollochet [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wollochet
      • Wollochet [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Purdy
      • 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.
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    • Vashon [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vashon
      • Vashon [King County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Purdy
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vashon had a post office and no railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vashon<2>
    • Fox Island [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Island
      • Fox Island [Pierce County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Purdy
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fox Island had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fox Island<2>
    • Chautauqua [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chautauqua
      • Chautauqua [King County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Purdy
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chautauqua had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chautauqua have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Allyn [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allyn
      • Allyn [Mason County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Purdy
      • 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>
    • Colby [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colby
      • Colby [Kitsap County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Purdy
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 44 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Colby 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Purdy
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lakebay had a post office and no railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakebay<2>
    • Maury [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maury
      • Maury [King County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Purdy
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Maury had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maury have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maury

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Purdy ...

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

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 Purdy:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Washington

About Pierce County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Purdy) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Purdy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3890, Longitude: -122.6254       In this case, the coordinates for Purdy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>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 Purdy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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