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Our Genealogy Helper for Richardson ...

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 Richardson (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 Richardson. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Richardson is located in San Juan 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 San Juan County: Island, Skagit & Whatcom.

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

  • San Juan County     (The home county of Richardson)
    • Lopez Island [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lopez Island
      • Lopez Island [San Juan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Richardson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lopez Island
    • Lopez [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lopez
      • Lopez [San Juan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Richardson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lopez
    • Decatur Island [San Juan County]
    • Argyle [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
      • Argyle [San Juan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Richardson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argyle
    • Friday Harbor [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friday Harbor
      • Friday Harbor [San Juan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Richardson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,544 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friday Harbor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friday Harbor<2>
    • Shaw Island [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaw Island
      • Shaw Island [San Juan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Richardson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaw Island
    • False Bay [San Juan County]
    • Orcas [San Juan County]
    • Olga [San Juan County]
    • Deer Harbor [San Juan County]
    • Roche Harbor [San Juan County]
    • Eastsound [San Juan County]
  • Clallam County
    • Old Town [Clallam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
      • Old Town [Clallam County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Richardson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town
    • Port Williams [Clallam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Williams
      • Port Williams [Clallam County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Richardson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Williams have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Williams
    • Sequim [Clallam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sequim
      • Sequim [Clallam County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Richardson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,780 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sequim
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sequim<2>
    • Carlsborg [Clallam County]
    • Bell Hill [Clallam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bell Hill
      • Bell Hill [Clallam County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Richardson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bell Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bell Hill
    • River Road [Clallam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Road
      • River Road [Clallam County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Richardson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Road
    • Blyn [Clallam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blyn
      • Blyn [Clallam County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Richardson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blyn
    • Port Angeles [Clallam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Angeles
      • Port Angeles [Clallam County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Richardson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,381 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Angeles
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Angeles<2>
  • Island County
    • Oak Harbor [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Harbor
      • Oak Harbor [Island County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Richardson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,643 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Harbor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Harbor<2>
    • San de Fuca [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San de Fuca
      • San de Fuca [Island County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Richardson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San de Fuca
    • Coupeville [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coupeville
      • Coupeville [Island County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Richardson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,994 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coupeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coupeville<2>
    • Camano [Island County]
    • Juniper Beach [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juniper Beach
      • Juniper Beach [Island County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Richardson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juniper Beach
    • Greenbank [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 southeast of Richardson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,148 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Langley<2>
  • Jefferson County
    • Port Townsend [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Townsend
      • Port Townsend [Jefferson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Richardson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,973 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Townsend
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Townsend<2>
    • Adelma Beach [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adelma Beach
      • Adelma Beach [Jefferson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Richardson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adelma Beach
    • Gardiner [Jefferson County]
    • Marrowstone [Jefferson County]
    • Nordland [Jefferson County]
    • Port Hadlock-Irondale [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Hadlock-Irondale
      • Port Hadlock-Irondale [Jefferson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Richardson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Hadlock-Irondale
    • Port Hadlock [Jefferson County]
    • Chimacum [Jefferson County]
    • Port Ludlow [Jefferson County]
  • Kitsap County
  • Skagit County
    • Alexander Beach [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander Beach
      • Alexander Beach [Skagit County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Richardson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexander Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander Beach
    • Anacortes [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anacortes
      • Anacortes [Skagit County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Richardson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,715 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anacortes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anacortes<2>
    • Similk Beach [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Similk Beach
      • Similk Beach [Skagit County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Richardson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Similk Beach
    • Indian Village [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Village
      • Indian Village [Skagit County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Richardson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Village
    • Urban [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Urban
      • Urban [Skagit County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Richardson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Urban
    • Snee Oosh [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snee Oosh
      • Snee Oosh [Skagit County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Richardson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snee Oosh have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snee Oosh
    • La Conner [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Conner
      • La Conner [Skagit County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Richardson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 958 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Conner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Conner<2>
    • Shelter Bay [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelter Bay
      • Shelter Bay [Skagit County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Richardson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelter Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelter Bay
    • Swinomish Village [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swinomish Village
      • Swinomish Village [Skagit County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Richardson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swinomish Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swinomish Village
    • Bay View [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay View
      • Bay View [Skagit County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Richardson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay View
    • Fish Town [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fish Town
      • Fish Town [Skagit County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Richardson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fish Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fish Town
    • Edison [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edison
      • Edison [Skagit County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Richardson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edison
  • Snohomish County
    • Utsalady [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Utsalady
      • Utsalady [Snohomish County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Richardson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Utsalady
    • Lake Ketchum [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Ketchum
      • Lake Ketchum [Snohomish County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Richardson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Ketchum have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Ketchum
    • North Stanwood [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Stanwood
      • North Stanwood [Snohomish County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Richardson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Stanwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Stanwood
    • Stanwood [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanwood
      • Stanwood [Snohomish County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Richardson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,571 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanwood<2>
    • Silvana [Snohomish County]
    • Lakewood [Snohomish County]
    • Smokey Point [Snohomish County]
    • Arlington [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
      • Arlington [Snohomish County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Richardson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,068 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<2>
  • Whatcom County
    • Lummi Island [Whatcom County]
    • Chuckanut Village [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chuckanut Village
      • Chuckanut Village [Whatcom County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Richardson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chuckanut Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chuckanut Village
    • Lummi [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lummi
      • Lummi [Whatcom County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Richardson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lummi
    • Bellingham [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellingham
      • Bellingham [Whatcom County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Richardson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 93,955 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellingham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellingham<2>
    • Ferndale [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferndale
      • Ferndale [Whatcom County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Richardson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,531 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferndale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ferndale<2>
    • Geneva [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geneva
      • Geneva [Whatcom County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Richardson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geneva have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
    • Birch Bay [Whatcom County]
    • Custer [Whatcom County]
    • Acme [Whatcom County]
    • Point Roberts [Whatcom County]
    • Blaine [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blaine
      • Blaine [Whatcom County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Richardson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,638 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blaine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blaine<2>
    • Lynden [Whatcom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynden
      • Lynden [Whatcom County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Richardson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,408 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynden<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Richardson ...

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 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around Richardson.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Richardson, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Richardson.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Richardson:

  • 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 British Columbia
    • Stories from Washington

Cemeteries Near Richardson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Richardson.

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

  • Lopez Union Cemetery
  • Olga - Doe Bay 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 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Richardson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandview Cemetery
  • Fern Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fern Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fern Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fern Hill Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Richardson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fern Hill Cemetery
  • Eden Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eden Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eden Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Eden Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Richardson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden Cemetery
  • Maple Leaf Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Maple Leaf Cemetery
    • Maple Leaf Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Richardson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Leaf Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Woodlawn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woodlawn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woodlawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Woodlawn Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Richardson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn Cemetery
    • Sunnyside Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunnyside Cemetery
      • Sunnyside Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Richardson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside Cemetery
    • Bay View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bay View Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bay View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bay View Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Richardson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay View Cemetery
    • Harling Point Chinese Cemetery
    • Congregation Emanu-El Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Congregation Emanu-El Cemetery
      • Congregation Emanu-El Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Richardson.
      • Congregation Emanu-El Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Congregation Emanuel Cemetery
      • Jewish Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Congregation Emanu-El Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2513687<4>
    • Ross Bay Cemetery
    • Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Ridge Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Richardson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
    • Quadra Street Cemetery
    • Royal Oak Burial Park

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 in 1895, Richardson had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Richardson [San Juan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richardson
    • Richardson [San Juan County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Richardson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Richardson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richardson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardson
  • Lopez Island [San Juan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lopez Island
    • Lopez Island [San Juan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Richardson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lopez Island had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lopez Island
  • Decatur Island [San Juan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur Island
    • Decatur Island [San Juan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Richardson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Decatur Island had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur Island
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur Island<2>
  • Friday Harbor [San Juan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friday Harbor
    • Friday Harbor [San Juan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Richardson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 89 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,544 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Friday Harbor had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friday Harbor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friday Harbor<2>
  • Argyle [San Juan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
    • Argyle [San Juan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Richardson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Argyle had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argyle
  • Orcas [San Juan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orcas
    • Orcas [San Juan County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Richardson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Orcas had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orcas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orcas<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Olga [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olga
      • Olga [San Juan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Richardson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Olga had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olga<2>
    • Anacortes [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anacortes
      • Anacortes [Skagit County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Richardson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,131 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,715 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Anacortes had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anacortes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anacortes<2>
    • Guemes [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guemes
      • Guemes [Skagit County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Richardson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Guemes had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guemes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guemes
    • Gibraltar [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibraltar
      • Gibraltar [Skagit County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Richardson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gibraltar had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibraltar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Doe Bay [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doe Bay
      • Doe Bay [San Juan County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Richardson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Doe Bay had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doe Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doe Bay
    • Oak Harbor [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Harbor
      • Oak Harbor [Island County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Richardson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,643 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Oak Harbor had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Harbor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Harbor<2>
    • Roche Harbor [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roche Harbor
      • Roche Harbor [San Juan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Richardson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 247 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Roche Harbor had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roche Harbor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roche Harbor<2>
    • Eastsound [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastsound
      • Eastsound [San Juan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Richardson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 78 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Eastsound had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastsound
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eastsound<2>
    • San de Fuca [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San de Fuca
      • San de Fuca [Island County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Richardson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 249 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, San de Fuca had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San de Fuca

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Richardson ...

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

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 Richardson:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for San Juan County: www.co.san-juan.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 from Point A (ie- Richardson) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richardson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.4515, Longitude: -122.8988       In this case, the coordinates for Richardson 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>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 Richardson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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