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Our Genealogy Helper for Seattle ...

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 Seattle (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 Seattle. 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 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 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.

Seattle is located in King County and is the County Seat.

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

  • King County     (The home county of Seattle)
    • Fremont [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fremont
      • Fremont [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Seattle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont
    • Medina [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medina
      • Medina [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Seattle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,308 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medina
    • 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 east of Seattle
      • 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
    • Green Lake [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Lake
      • Green Lake [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Lake
    • Ravenna [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenna
      • Ravenna [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Seattle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravenna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenna
    • Laurelhurst [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurelhurst
      • Laurelhurst [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurelhurst
    • University Village [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Village
      • University Village [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Seattle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Village
    • Columbia City [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia City
      • Columbia City [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Seattle
      • 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
    • Hillman City [King County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillman City
      • Hillman City [King County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Seattle
      • 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.
    • Alki [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alki
      • Alki [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alki
    • Clyde Hill [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde Hill
      • Clyde Hill [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Seattle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,398 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde Hill
    • Hunts Point [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunts Point
      • Hunts Point [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Seattle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 435 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunts Point
  • Island County
    • Clinton [Island County]
    • Bay View [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay View
      • Bay View [Island County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay View
    • Freeland [Island County]
    • Langley [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Langley
      • Langley [Island County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Seattle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,148 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Langley<3>
    • Greenbank [Island County]
    • Camano [Island County]
  • Jefferson County
    • Brinnon [Jefferson County]
    • Port Ludlow [Jefferson County]
    • Beaver Valley [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Valley
      • Beaver Valley [Jefferson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Valley
    • Quilcene [Jefferson County]
    • Chimacum [Jefferson County]
    • Marrowstone [Jefferson County]
    • Nordland [Jefferson County]
    • Port Hadlock [Jefferson County]
    • Gardiner [Jefferson County]
    • Port Townsend [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Townsend
      • Port Townsend [Jefferson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Seattle
      • 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<3>
  • Kitsap County
    • Yeomalt [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yeomalt
      • Yeomalt [Kitsap County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yeomalt
    • Fort Ward [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Ward
      • Fort Ward [Kitsap County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Ward
    • Manitou Beach [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manitou Beach
      • Manitou Beach [Kitsap County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Seattle
      • 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Bay
    • Bainbridge Island [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bainbridge Island
      • Bainbridge Island [Kitsap County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Seattle
      • 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>
    • Colchester [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colchester
      • Colchester [Kitsap County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colchester
    • Southworth [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southworth
      • Southworth [Kitsap County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southworth
    • Manchester [Kitsap County]
    • Colby [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colby
      • Colby [Kitsap County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colby
    • South Colby [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Colby
      • South Colby [Kitsap County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Colby
    • South Park Village [Kitsap County]
    • Brownsville [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownsville
      • Brownsville [Kitsap County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Seattle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownsville
  • Mason County
  • Pierce County
    • Dash Point [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dash Point
      • Dash Point [Pierce County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dash Point
    • Wauna [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wauna
      • Wauna [Pierce County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wauna
    • Northeast Tacoma [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northeast Tacoma
      • Northeast Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northeast Tacoma
    • Gig Harbor [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gig Harbor
      • Gig Harbor [Pierce County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Seattle
      • 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>
    • Ruston [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruston
      • Ruston [Pierce County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Seattle
      • 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
    • Edgewood [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewood
      • Edgewood [Pierce County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Seattle
      • 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 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Seattle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,222 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<3>
    • Rosedale [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
      • Rosedale [Pierce County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
    • Fife [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fife
      • Fife [Pierce County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Seattle
      • 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 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Seattle
    • Tacoma [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tacoma
      • Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Seattle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<3>
    • Artondale [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artondale
      • Artondale [Pierce County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Seattle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Artondale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artondale
  • Snohomish County
    • Brier [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brier
      • Brier [Snohomish County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Seattle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,955 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brier<3>
    • Esperance [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esperance
      • Esperance [Snohomish County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Seattle
      • 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 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Seattle
      • 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>
    • Woodway [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodway
      • Woodway [Snohomish County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Seattle
      • 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
    • Alderwood Manor [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderwood Manor
      • Alderwood Manor [Snohomish County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Seattle
      • 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Seattle
      • 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Seattle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,042 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynnwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynnwood<3>
    • Canyon Park [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon Park
      • Canyon Park [Snohomish County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canyon Park
    • Maltby [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maltby
      • Maltby [Snohomish County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maltby
    • North Creek [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Creek
      • North Creek [Snohomish County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Creek
    • Martha Lake [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martha Lake
      • Martha Lake [Snohomish County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Seattle
      • 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
    • Echo Lake [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Lake
      • Echo Lake [Snohomish County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Seattle
      • 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

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Seattle ...

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 643 newspapers that have been published in the area around Seattle.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Seattle. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Seattle and those printed in the larger area surrounding Seattle.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 7 miles [11.3 km] of Seattle.

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 either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

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

  • 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 Seattle ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Seattle.

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

  • Lake View Cemetery
  • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
  • 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gar Cemetery
  • Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery
  • 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
  • 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
  • Continue List ...
    • Calvary Catholic Cemetery
    • Ft. Lawton Military Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ft. Lawton Military Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ft. Lawton Military Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ft. Lawton Military Cemetery
    • Crown Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crown Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crown Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Crown Hill Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Seattle.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown Hill Cemetery
    • Everest Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Everest Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Everest Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Everest Memorial Park lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Seattle.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everest Memorial Park
    • Evergreen Park Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evergreen Park Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Evergreen Park Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Evergreen Park Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Seattle.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Park Cemetery
    • Evergreen - Washelli Memorial Park
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Seattle.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Hills Memorial Park
    • Kirkland Cemetery
    • Ft. Blakely Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ft. Blakely Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ft. Blakely Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ft. Blakely Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Seattle.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ft. Blakely 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 Seattle had a population of 42,873 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Seattle had a population of 769,714 people.

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

  • Seattle [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seattle
    • Seattle [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Seattle
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Seattle
    • 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
  • Fremont [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fremont
    • Fremont [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Seattle
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 802 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fremont had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont
  • Ross [King County] - Historic
    • While Ross was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ross
    • Ross [King County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Seattle
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 218 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ross had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ross have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Edgewater [King County] - Historic
    • While Edgewater was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater
    • Edgewater [King County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Seattle
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 191 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Edgewater had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewater 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 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Seattle
    • 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
  • Continue List ...
    • Ravenna [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenna
      • Ravenna [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Seattle
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ravenna had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravenna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenna
    • Ballard [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballard
      • Ballard [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Seattle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,173 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ballard had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ballard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballard
    • Pontiac [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontiac
      • Pontiac [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Seattle
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pontiac had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pontiac have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontiac
    • Houghton [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houghton
      • Houghton [King County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Seattle
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Houghton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houghton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houghton
    • Duwamish [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duwamish
      • Duwamish [King County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Seattle
      • 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
    • Kirkland [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkland
      • Kirkland [King County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Seattle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,431 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kirkland had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirkland<3>
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Seattle
      • 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.
    • May Creek [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for May Creek
      • May Creek [King County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Seattle
      • 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
    • Juanita [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juanita
      • Juanita [King County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Seattle
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Juanita had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Juanita have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juanita

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Seattle ...

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

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

Mobile Oil Map of Washington (1949)
Published by Mobile Oil Company

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

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

Railroad Mentions of Seattle:

Seattle was mentioned in a Union Pacific Time Table from 1924.

Also mentioned in a Union Pacific Time Table from 1939.

And mentioned in a Union Pacific Time Table from 1950.

The following mentioned Seattle as a scheduled stop:

Empire Builder: From Great Northern's timetable for the defunct Empire Builder (train schedule from 1947). The Empire Builder travelled between Chicago (IL) and Seattle (WA)

Idahoan: From Union Pacific's timetable for the defunct Idahoan (schedule from 1951). The Idahoan travelled between Chicago (IL) and Seattle (WA)

Western Star: From Great Northern's timetable for the defunct Western Star (schedule from 1966). The Western Star travelled between Chicago (IL) and Seattle (WA)

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About King County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Seattle: www.cityofseattle.net/

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

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Seattle) 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 Seattle. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SeattleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seattle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6091, Longitude: -122.3313    
<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>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 Seattle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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