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Our Genealogy Helper for Rainier Beach ...

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 Rainier Beach (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 Rainier Beach. 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.

Name Variations for Rainier Beach ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Rainier Beach: Rainier Bch.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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

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

Rainier Beach is located in King 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 King County: Chelan, Kittitas, Pierce & Snohomish.

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

  • King County     (The home county of Rainier Beach)
    • Hillman City [King County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillman City
      • Hillman City [King County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Rainier Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillman City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Seward Park [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seward Park
      • Seward Park [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Rainier Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seward Park
    • Tukwila [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tukwila
      • Tukwila [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Rainier Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,256 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tukwila
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tukwila<3>
    • Renton [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renton
      • Renton [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Rainier Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 101,494 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Renton<3>
    • Riverton-Boulevard Park [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton-Boulevard Park
      • Riverton-Boulevard Park [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Rainier Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton-Boulevard Park
    • Columbia City [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia City
      • Columbia City [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Rainier Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia City
    • Riverton Heights [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton Heights
      • Riverton Heights [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rainier Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton Heights
    • Newcastle [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newcastle
      • Newcastle [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Rainier Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,905 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newcastle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newcastle<3>
    • Mercer Island Town [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mercer Island Town
      • Mercer Island Town [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Rainier Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mercer Island Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mercer Island Town
    • Mercer Island [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mercer Island
      • Mercer Island [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Rainier Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,912 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mercer Island
    • Newport Hills [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport Hills
      • Newport Hills [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Rainier Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport Hills
    • White Center [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Center
      • White Center [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Rainier Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Center
    • Beaux Arts Village [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaux Arts Village
      • Beaux Arts Village [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rainier Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 322 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaux Arts Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaux Arts Village
  • Island County
    • Clinton [Island County]
    • Freeland [Island County]
    • Langley [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Langley
      • Langley [Island County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Rainier Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,148 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Langley<3>
  • Jefferson County
  • Kitsap County
    • Southworth [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southworth
      • Southworth [Kitsap County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Rainier Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southworth
    • Fort Ward [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Ward
      • Fort Ward [Kitsap County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Rainier Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Ward
    • Yeomalt [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yeomalt
      • Yeomalt [Kitsap County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rainier Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yeomalt
    • Colby [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colby
      • Colby [Kitsap County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Rainier Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colby
    • Colchester [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colchester
      • Colchester [Kitsap County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Rainier Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colchester
    • Manchester [Kitsap County]
    • South Colby [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Colby
      • South Colby [Kitsap County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Rainier Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Colby
    • Bainbridge Island [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bainbridge Island
      • Bainbridge Island [Kitsap County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rainier Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,358 people
      • Bainbridge Island has also been known as:
      • Winslow
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bainbridge Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bainbridge Island<3>
    • Olalla [Kitsap County]
    • South Park Village [Kitsap County]
    • Manitou Beach [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manitou Beach
      • Manitou Beach [Kitsap County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Rainier Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manitou Beach
    • Rolling Bay [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Bay
      • Rolling Bay [Kitsap County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Rainier Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Bay
    • Parkwood [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkwood
      • Parkwood [Kitsap County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Rainier Beach
      • 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
  • Mason County
  • Pierce County
    • Dash Point [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dash Point
      • Dash Point [Pierce County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Rainier Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dash Point
    • Northeast Tacoma [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northeast Tacoma
      • Northeast Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Rainier Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northeast Tacoma
    • Edgewood [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewood
      • Edgewood [Pierce County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Rainier Beach
      • 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 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Rainier Beach
      • 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 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Rainier Beach
      • 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 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Rainier Beach
    • Lake Tapps [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Tapps
      • Lake Tapps [Pierce County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Rainier Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Tapps
    • Ruston [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruston
      • Ruston [Pierce County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Rainier Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 848 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruston
    • Firwood [Pierce County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Firwood
      • Firwood [Pierce County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Rainier Beach
      • 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>
    • Gig Harbor [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gig Harbor
      • Gig Harbor [Pierce County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rainier Beach
      • 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<3>
    • Tacoma [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tacoma
      • Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rainier Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<3>
    • Wauna [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wauna
      • Wauna [Pierce County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rainier Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wauna
    • North Puyallup [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Puyallup
      • North Puyallup [Pierce County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Rainier Beach
      • 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
  • Snohomish County
    • Brier [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brier
      • Brier [Snohomish County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Rainier Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,955 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brier<3>
    • Canyon Park [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon Park
      • Canyon Park [Snohomish County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Rainier Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canyon Park
    • Esperance [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esperance
      • Esperance [Snohomish County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Rainier Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Esperance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Esperance
    • Mountlake Terrace [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountlake Terrace
      • Mountlake Terrace [Snohomish County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Rainier Beach
      • 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<3>
    • Maltby [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maltby
      • Maltby [Snohomish County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Rainier Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maltby
    • Woodway [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodway
      • Woodway [Snohomish County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Rainier Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,391 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodway
    • Echo Lake [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Lake
      • Echo Lake [Snohomish County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Rainier Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo Lake
    • Alderwood Manor [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderwood Manor
      • Alderwood Manor [Snohomish County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Rainier Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alderwood Manor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderwood Manor
    • Edmonds [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edmonds
      • Edmonds [Snohomish County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Rainier Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,515 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edmonds
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edmonds<3>
    • Lynnwood [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynnwood
      • Lynnwood [Snohomish County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Rainier Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,042 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynnwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynnwood<3>
    • North Creek [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Creek
      • North Creek [Snohomish County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Rainier Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Creek
    • Clearview [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearview
      • Clearview [Snohomish County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Rainier Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearview
    • Martha Lake [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martha Lake
      • Martha Lake [Snohomish County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Rainier Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martha Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martha Lake

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

Newspapers Published in Rainier Beach ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rainier Beach.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rainier Beach, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rainier Beach.

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 Rainier Beach:

  • 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 Rainier Beach ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rainier Beach.

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

  • Highview Recreational Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Highview Recreational Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Highview Recreational Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highview Recreational Cemetery
  • Riverton Crest Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverton Crest Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverton Crest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton Crest Cemetery
  • Comet Lodge Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Comet Lodge Cemetery
    • Comet Lodge Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Georgetown Cemetery
    • Graham Street Burying Ground
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comet Lodge Cemetery
  • Washington Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Washington Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Washington Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington Memorial Park
  • Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Olivet Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Olivet Cemetery
  • Greenwood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenwood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Forest Lawn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forest Lawn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forest Lawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Lawn Cemetery
    • St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery
      • St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Rainier Beach.
      • St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery has also been known as:
      • St. Patricks Cemetery
      • White River Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery
    • Saar Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Saar Pioneer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Saar Pioneer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Saar Pioneer Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Rainier Beach.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saar Pioneer Cemetery
    • Sunset Hills Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset Hills Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset Hills Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sunset Hills Memorial Park lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rainier Beach.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Hills Memorial Park
    • Gar Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gar Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gar Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gar Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Rainier Beach.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gar Cemetery
    • Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery
    • Lake View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lake View Cemetery
      • The Lake View Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located in Seattle.More precisely, Lake View Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Rainier Beach.
      • Lake View Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Masonic Cemetery
      • Seattle Masonic Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake View Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #76890<5>
    • Hillside Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillside Cemetery
      • Hillside Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Rainier Beach.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside Cemetery
    • Episcopal Church Of The Holy Spirit Memory Garden

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

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

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

  • Duwamish [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duwamish
    • Duwamish [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Rainier Beach
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Duwamish had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duwamish have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duwamish
  • Renton [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renton
    • Renton [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Rainier Beach
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 406 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 101,494 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Renton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Renton<3>
  • May Creek [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for May Creek
    • May Creek [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Rainier Beach
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, May Creek had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for May Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on May Creek
  • Latona [King County] - Historic
    • While Latona was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latona
    • Latona [King County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rainier Beach
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Latona had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Latona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Van Asselt [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Asselt
    • Van Asselt [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rainier Beach
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Van Asselt had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Van Asselt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Asselt
  • Newcastle [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newcastle
    • Newcastle [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Rainier Beach
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 109 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,905 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Newcastle had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newcastle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newcastle<3>
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    • Sunnydale [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnydale
      • Sunnydale [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rainier Beach
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sunnydale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnydale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnydale
    • Orillia [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orillia
      • Orillia [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Rainier Beach
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Orillia had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orillia
    • Elliott [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elliott
      • Elliott [King County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rainier Beach
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elliott had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elliott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elliott
    • Coal Creek [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Creek
      • Coal Creek [King County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Rainier Beach
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Coal Creek had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Creek
    • O'Brien [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for O'Brien
      • O'Brien [King County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Rainier Beach
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, O'Brien had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for O'Brien have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on O'Brien
    • Seattle [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seattle
      • Seattle [King County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Rainier Beach
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42,873 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 769,714 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Seattle had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seattle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seattle<3>
    • West Seattle [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Seattle
      • West Seattle [King County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Rainier Beach
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, West Seattle had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Seattle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Seattle
    • Des Moines [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Moines
      • Des Moines [King County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Rainier Beach
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 212 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,389 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Des Moines had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Moines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Moines<3>
    • Kent [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
      • Kent [King County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Rainier Beach
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 853 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 130,676 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kent had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kent<3>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rainier Beach) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rainier Beach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5168, Longitude: -122.2582       In this case, the coordinates for Rainier Beach have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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 Rainier Beach, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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