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Our Genealogy Helper for Puyallup ...

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

Neighboring Counties ...

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

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

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

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

Puyallup 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 Puyallup. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Puyallup:

  • Pierce County     (The home county of Puyallup)
    • North Puyallup [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Puyallup
      • North Puyallup [Pierce County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Puyallup
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Puyallup have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Puyallup
    • Sumner [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumner
      • Sumner [Pierce County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Puyallup
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,551 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumner<3>
    • Firwood [Pierce County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Firwood
      • Firwood [Pierce County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Puyallup
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Firwood. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Alderton [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderton
      • Alderton [Pierce County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Puyallup
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderton
    • South Hill [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Hill
      • South Hill [Pierce County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Puyallup
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Hill
    • Summit [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit
      • Summit [Pierce County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Puyallup
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit
    • Waller [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waller
      • Waller [Pierce County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Puyallup
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waller have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waller
    • Edgewood [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewood
      • Edgewood [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Puyallup
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,410 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgewood<3>
    • Milton [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Puyallup
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,222 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<3>
    • Fife [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fife
      • Fife [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Puyallup
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,458 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fife
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fife<3>
    • Gardenville [Pierce County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardenville
      • Gardenville [Pierce County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Puyallup
    • McMillin [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McMillin
      • McMillin [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Puyallup
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McMillin
    • Bonney Lake [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonney Lake
      • Bonney Lake [Pierce County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Puyallup
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,572 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonney Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bonney Lake<3>
  • King County
    • Pacific [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pacific
      • Pacific [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Puyallup
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,168 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pacific
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pacific<3>
    • Algona [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algona
      • Algona [King County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Puyallup
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,199 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Algona<3>
    • Auburn [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [King County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Puyallup
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,024 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<3>
    • Federal Way [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Federal Way
      • Federal Way [King County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Puyallup
      • 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<3>
    • Redondo [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redondo
      • Redondo [King County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Puyallup
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redondo
    • Star Lake [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star Lake
      • Star Lake [King County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Puyallup
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star Lake
    • Lea Hill [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lea Hill
      • Lea Hill [King County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Puyallup
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lea Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lea Hill
    • Osceola [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osceola
      • Osceola [King County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Puyallup
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
    • Woodmont Beach [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodmont Beach
      • Woodmont Beach [King County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Puyallup
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodmont Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodmont Beach
    • Kent [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
      • Kent [King County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Puyallup
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 130,676 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kent<3>
    • Zenith [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zenith
      • Zenith [King County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Puyallup
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zenith
    • Lake Morton-Berrydale [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Morton-Berrydale
      • Lake Morton-Berrydale [King County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Puyallup
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Morton-Berrydale
    • Enumclaw [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enumclaw
      • Enumclaw [King County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Puyallup
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,548 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enumclaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enumclaw<3>
  • Kitsap County
    • Olalla [Kitsap County]
    • Burley [Kitsap County]
    • Southworth [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southworth
      • Southworth [Kitsap County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Puyallup
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southworth
    • South Colby [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Colby
      • South Colby [Kitsap County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Puyallup
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Colby
    • Bethel [Kitsap County]
    • Colby [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colby
      • Colby [Kitsap County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Puyallup
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colby
    • Colchester [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colchester
      • Colchester [Kitsap County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Puyallup
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colchester
    • South Park Village [Kitsap County]
    • East Port Orchard [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Port Orchard
      • East Port Orchard [Kitsap County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Puyallup
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Port Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Port Orchard
    • Manchester [Kitsap County]
    • Parkwood [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkwood
      • Parkwood [Kitsap County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Puyallup
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkwood
    • Fort Ward [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Ward
      • Fort Ward [Kitsap County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Puyallup
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Ward
    • Port Orchard [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Orchard
      • Port Orchard [Kitsap County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Puyallup
      • 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<3>
  • Lewis County
  • Mason County
  • Thurston County
    • Nisqually Indian Community [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nisqually Indian Community
      • Nisqually Indian Community [Thurston County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Puyallup
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nisqually Indian Community
    • North Yelm [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Yelm
      • North Yelm [Thurston County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Puyallup
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Yelm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Puyallup
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yelm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yelm<3>
    • Puget [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puget
      • Puget [Thurston County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Puyallup
      • 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 west of Puyallup
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanglewilde
    • Kellys Korner [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellys Korner
      • Kellys Korner [Thurston County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Puyallup
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellys Korner
    • Lacey [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacey
      • Lacey [Thurston County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Puyallup
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacey<3>
    • Rainier [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainier
      • Rainier [Thurston County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Puyallup
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,350 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainier<3>
    • East Olympia [Thurston County]
    • Olympia [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olympia
      • Olympia [Thurston County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Puyallup
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olympia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olympia<3>
    • Tumwater [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tumwater
      • Tumwater [Thurston County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Puyallup
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,272 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tumwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tumwater<3>
    • Tenino [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tenino
      • Tenino [Thurston County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Puyallup
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,867 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tenino
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tenino<3>
    • Bucoda [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bucoda
      • Bucoda [Thurston County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Puyallup
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bucoda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bucoda<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Puyallup ...

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 72 newspapers that have been published in the area around Puyallup.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Puyallup. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Puyallup and those printed in the larger area surrounding Puyallup.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 16 miles [25.7 km] of Puyallup.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Puyallup:

  • 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 Puyallup ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Puyallup.

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

  • Woodbine Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woodbine Cemetery
    • Woodbine Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Puyallup Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbine Cemetery
  • Sumner Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sumner Cemetery
    • Sumner Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Sumner Pioneer Cemetery
    • Sumner Town Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumner Cemetery
  • Firwood Indian Cemetery
  • Georges Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Georges Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Georges Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georges Cemetery
  • Gethsemane Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gethsemane Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gethsemane Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gethsemane Cemetery
  • Puyallup Tribal Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Puyallup Tribal Cemetery
    • Puyallup Tribal Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Puyallup.
    • Puyallup Tribal Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Cushman Cemetery
    • Indian Mission Cemetery
    • Puyallup Indian Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puyallup Tribal Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Parkland Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
    • Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
    • Orting Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Orting Cemetery
      • Orting Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Puyallup.
      • Orting Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Orting IOOF Cemetery
      • Orting IOOF Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orting Cemetery
    • Soldiers Home Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Soldiers Home Cemetery
      • Soldiers Home Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Puyallup.
      • Soldiers Home Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Old Soldiers Home Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soldiers Home Cemetery
    • Spanaway Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Spanaway Cemetery
      • Spanaway Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Puyallup.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spanaway Cemetery
    • Fir Lane Memorial Park
    • Lake Tapps Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lake Tapps Pioneer Cemetery
      • Lake Tapps Pioneer Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Puyallup.
      • Lake Tapps Pioneer Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Dieringer Cemetery
      • Dieringer Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Tapps Pioneer Cemetery
    • Auburn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Auburn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Auburn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Auburn Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Puyallup.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn Cemetery
    • Mountain View 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 Puyallup had a population of 1,732 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Puyallup had a population of 42,569 people.

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

  • Puyallup [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puyallup
    • Puyallup [Pierce County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Puyallup
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,732 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,569 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Puyallup had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puyallup
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Puyallup<3>
  • Meeker [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meeker
    • Meeker [Pierce County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Puyallup
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Meeker had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meeker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meeker
  • Sumner [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumner
    • Sumner [Pierce County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Puyallup
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 580 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,551 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sumner had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumner<3>
  • Alderton [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderton
    • Alderton [Pierce County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Puyallup
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Alderton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderton
  • McMillin [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McMillin
    • McMillin [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Puyallup
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, McMillin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McMillin
  • Midland [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland
    • Midland [Pierce County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Puyallup
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Midland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland
  • Continue List ...
    • Parkland [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkland
      • Parkland [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Puyallup
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Parkland had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkland<3>
    • Lake Tapps [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Tapps
      • Lake Tapps [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Puyallup
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lake Tapps had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Tapps
    • Fern Hill [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fern Hill
      • Fern Hill [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Puyallup
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fern Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fern Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fern Hill
    • Orting [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orting
      • Orting [Pierce County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Puyallup
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 623 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,647 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Orting had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orting
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orting<3>
    • Stuck [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stuck
      • Stuck [King County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Puyallup
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stuck had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stuck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Excelsior [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excelsior
      • Excelsior [Pierce County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Puyallup
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Excelsior had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Excelsior have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excelsior
    • Tacoma [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tacoma
      • Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Puyallup
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 36,006 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tacoma had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<3>
    • Lakeview [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Pierce County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Puyallup
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 256 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lakeview had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • South Prairie [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Prairie
      • South Prairie [Pierce County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Puyallup
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 442 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, South Prairie had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Prairie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Prairie<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Puyallup ...

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

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 Puyallup:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

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

We have found Puyallup in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Puyallup for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Washington

About Pierce County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Puyallup: www.ci.puyallup.wa.us/

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' (or 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- Puyallup) 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 Puyallup. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PuyallupOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Puyallup. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1852, Longitude: -122.2937    
<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>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>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 Puyallup, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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