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Our Genealogy Helper for Rice ...

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

Neighboring Counties ...

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

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

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

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

Rice is located in Stevens 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 Stevens County: Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille & Spokane.

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

  • Stevens County     (The home county of Rice)
    • Daisy [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daisy
      • Daisy [Stevens County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Rice
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daisy
    • Gifford [Stevens County]
    • Blue Town [Stevens County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Town
      • Blue Town [Stevens County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Rice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kettle Falls [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kettle Falls
      • Kettle Falls [Stevens County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Rice
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,641 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kettle Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kettle Falls<2>
    • Colville [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colville
      • Colville [Stevens County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rice
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,828 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colville<2>
    • Addy [Stevens County]
    • Marcus [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marcus
      • Marcus [Stevens County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Rice
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 172 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marcus
    • Pinkney City [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinkney City
      • Pinkney City [Stevens County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinkney City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinkney City
    • Evans [Stevens County]
    • Hunters [Stevens County]
    • Chewelah [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chewelah
      • Chewelah [Stevens County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Rice
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,684 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chewelah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chewelah<2>
    • Fruitland [Stevens County]
    • Waits [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waits
      • Waits [Stevens County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Rice
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waits
  • Ferry County
    • Inchelium [Ferry County]
    • Barstow [Ferry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barstow
      • Barstow [Ferry County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Rice
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barstow
    • Republic [Ferry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Republic
      • Republic [Ferry County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rice
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Republic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Republic<2>
    • Orient [Ferry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orient
      • Orient [Ferry County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Rice
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient
    • Malo [Ferry County]
    • Keller [Ferry County]
    • Curlew [Ferry County]
    • Laurier [Ferry County]
  • Pend Oreille County
    • Cusick [Pend Oreille County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cusick
      • Cusick [Pend Oreille County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Rice
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 224 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cusick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cusick<2>
    • Ione [Pend Oreille County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ione
      • Ione [Pend Oreille County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Rice
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 485 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ione
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ione<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Rice ...

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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rice.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rice, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rice.

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 Rice:

  • 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 Rice ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rice.

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

  • Cully Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cully Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cully Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cully Memorial Cemetery
  • Stranger Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stranger Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stranger Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stranger Creek Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rice.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stranger Creek Cemetery
  • Summit Valley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Summit Valley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Summit Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Summit Valley Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Rice.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit Valley Cemetery
  • Meyers Falls Cemetery
  • Calvary Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Calvary Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rice.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary Cemetery
  • Highland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Highland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Highland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Highland Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rice.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Mountain View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain View Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mountain View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mountain View Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rice.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View Cemetery
    • Evergreen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evergreen Cemetery
      • The Evergreen Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the northeast of Colville.To be more accurate, Evergreen Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rice.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #76777<4>
    • Kewa Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kewa Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kewa Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kewa Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Rice.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kewa Cemetery
    • Grandview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grandview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grandview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Grandview Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Rice.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandview Cemetery
    • Bossburg Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bossburg Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bossburg Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bossburg Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Rice.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bossburg Cemetery
    • Chewelah Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chewelah Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chewelah Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Chewelah Memorial Park lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Rice.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chewelah Memorial Park
    • Chewelah City Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chewelah City Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chewelah City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Chewelah City Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Rice.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chewelah City Cemetery
    • Kelly Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kelly Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kelly Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kelly Hill Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Rice.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly Hill Cemetery
    • Enterprise Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Enterprise Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Enterprise Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Enterprise Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Rice.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise 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>

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

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

  • Harvey [Stevens County] - Historic
    • While Harvey was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvey
    • Harvey [Stevens County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rice
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Harvey had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Daisy [Stevens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daisy
    • Daisy [Stevens County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Rice
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Daisy had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daisy
  • Arden [Stevens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arden
    • Arden [Stevens County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Rice
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Arden had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arden
  • Kettle Falls [Stevens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kettle Falls
    • Kettle Falls [Stevens County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Rice
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,641 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kettle Falls had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kettle Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kettle Falls<2>
  • Colville [Stevens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colville
    • Colville [Stevens County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rice
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 539 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,828 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Colville had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colville<2>
  • Addy [Stevens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addy
    • Addy [Stevens County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Rice
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Addy had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Addy<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Marcus [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marcus
      • Marcus [Stevens County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Rice
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 311 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 172 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Marcus had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marcus
    • Hunters [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters
      • Hunters [Stevens County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Rice
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hunters had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hunters<2>
    • Chewelah [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chewelah
      • Chewelah [Stevens County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Rice
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 376 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,684 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Chewelah had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chewelah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chewelah<2>
    • Bossburg [Stevens County] - Historic
      • While Bossburg was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bossburg
      • Bossburg [Stevens County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Rice
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bossburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bossburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fruitland [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruitland
      • Fruitland [Stevens County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Rice
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fruitland had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruitland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fruitland<2>
    • Valley [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley
      • Valley [Stevens County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rice
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Valley had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valley<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Washington

About Stevens County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Stevens County: www.co.stevens.wa.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rice) 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 Rice. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RiceOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rice. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.4288, Longitude: -118.1708    
<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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Rice, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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