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Our Genealogy Helper for Shelton ...

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 Shelton (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 Shelton. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Shelton is located in Mason 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 Mason County: Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Pierce & Thurston.

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

  • Mason County     (The home county of Shelton)
    • Bayshore [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayshore
      • Bayshore [Mason County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Shelton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayshore
    • Skokomish [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skokomish
      • Skokomish [Mason County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Shelton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skokomish
    • Mohrweis [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mohrweis
      • Mohrweis [Mason County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Shelton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mohrweis
    • Potlatch [Mason County]
    • Tahuya [Mason County]
    • Hoodsport [Mason County]
    • Grapeview [Mason County]
    • Matlock [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matlock
      • Matlock [Mason County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Shelton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matlock
    • Lilliwaup [Mason County]
    • Allyn [Mason County]
    • Deckerville [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deckerville
      • Deckerville [Mason County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Shelton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deckerville
    • Belfair [Mason County]
  • Grays Harbor County
    • McCleary Junction [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCleary Junction
      • McCleary Junction [Grays Harbor County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Shelton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCleary Junction
    • McCleary [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCleary
      • McCleary [Grays Harbor County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Shelton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,830 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCleary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCleary<2>
    • Garden City [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Grays Harbor County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Shelton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
    • Sine [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sine
      • Sine [Grays Harbor County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Shelton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sine
    • Elma [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elma
      • Elma [Grays Harbor County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Shelton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,378 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elma<2>
    • Malone-Porter [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malone-Porter
      • Malone-Porter [Grays Harbor County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Shelton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malone-Porter
    • Malone [Grays Harbor County]
    • Satsop [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satsop
      • Satsop [Grays Harbor County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Shelton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Satsop have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Satsop
    • Brady [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brady
      • Brady [Grays Harbor County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Shelton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brady
    • Grisdale [Grays Harbor County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grisdale
      • Grisdale [Grays Harbor County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Shelton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grisdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Oakville [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakville
      • Oakville [Grays Harbor County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Shelton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 697 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakville<2>
    • Chehalis Village [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chehalis Village
      • Chehalis Village [Grays Harbor County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Shelton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chehalis Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chehalis Village
  • Jefferson County
  • King County
    • Tahlequah [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tahlequah
      • Tahlequah [King County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Shelton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tahlequah
    • Vashon [King County]
    • Federal Way [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Federal Way
      • Federal Way [King County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Shelton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 96,307 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Federal Way
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Federal Way<2>
    • Milton [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [King County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Shelton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,222 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<2>
    • Des Moines [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Moines
      • Des Moines [King County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Shelton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Moines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Moines<2>
    • Normandy Park [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Normandy Park
      • Normandy Park [King County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Shelton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,566 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Normandy Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Normandy Park<2>
    • Burien [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burien
      • Burien [King County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Shelton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burien
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burien<2>
    • Algona [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algona
      • Algona [King County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Shelton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,199 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Algona<2>
    • Pacific [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pacific
      • Pacific [King County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Shelton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,168 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pacific
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pacific<2>
  • Kitsap County
    • Holly [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly
      • Holly [Kitsap County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Shelton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly
    • Burley [Kitsap County]
    • Crosby [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crosby
      • Crosby [Kitsap County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Shelton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crosby
    • Gorst [Kitsap County]
    • Bethel [Kitsap County]
    • Olalla [Kitsap County]
    • Port Orchard [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Orchard
      • Port Orchard [Kitsap County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Shelton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,718 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Orchard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Orchard<2>
    • Bremerton [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bremerton
      • Bremerton [Kitsap County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Shelton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,322 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bremerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bremerton<2>
    • Seabeck [Kitsap County]
    • South Park Village [Kitsap County]
    • Manchester [Kitsap County]
    • Silverdale [Kitsap County]
  • Lewis County
    • Galvin [Lewis County]
    • Centralia [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centralia
      • Centralia [Lewis County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Shelton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,995 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centralia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centralia<2>
    • Chehalis [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chehalis
      • Chehalis [Lewis County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Shelton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,825 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chehalis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chehalis<2>
    • Adna [Lewis County]
    • Doty [Lewis County]
  • Pierce County
    • Herron Island [Pierce County]
    • Home [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Home
      • Home [Pierce County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Shelton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Home
    • Lakebay [Pierce County]
    • Longbranch [Pierce County]
    • Vaughn [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaughn
      • Vaughn [Pierce County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Shelton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn
    • Anderson Island [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anderson Island
      • Anderson Island [Pierce County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Shelton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson Island
    • Gertrude [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gertrude
      • Gertrude [Pierce County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Shelton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gertrude
    • Fox Island [Pierce County]
    • Rosedale [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
      • Rosedale [Pierce County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Shelton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
    • Artondale [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artondale
      • Artondale [Pierce County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Shelton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Artondale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artondale
    • Cromwell [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cromwell
      • Cromwell [Pierce County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Shelton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cromwell
    • DuPont [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for DuPont
      • DuPont [Pierce County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Shelton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,594 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DuPont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for DuPont<2>
  • Thurston County
    • Puget [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puget
      • Puget [Thurston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Shelton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puget
    • Olympia [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olympia
      • Olympia [Thurston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Shelton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olympia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olympia<2>
    • Tumwater [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tumwater
      • Tumwater [Thurston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Shelton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,272 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tumwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tumwater<2>
    • Lacey [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacey
      • Lacey [Thurston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Shelton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacey<2>
    • Tanglewilde [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanglewilde
      • Tanglewilde [Thurston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Shelton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanglewilde
    • East Olympia [Thurston County]
    • Bordeaux [Thurston County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bordeaux
      • Bordeaux [Thurston County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Shelton
    • Littlerock [Thurston County]
    • Kellys Korner [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellys Korner
      • Kellys Korner [Thurston County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Shelton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellys Korner
    • Nisqually Indian Community [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nisqually Indian Community
      • Nisqually Indian Community [Thurston County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Shelton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nisqually Indian Community
    • Rochester [Thurston County]
    • Tenino [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tenino
      • Tenino [Thurston County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Shelton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,867 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tenino
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tenino<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Shelton ...

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 141 newspapers that have been published in the area around Shelton.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Shelton. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Shelton and those printed in the larger area surrounding Shelton.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 26 miles [41.8 km] of Shelton.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Shelton:

  • 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 Shelton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Shelton.

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

  • Shelton Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shelton Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shelton Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton Memorial Park
  • Oakland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oakland Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Oakland Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #865976<5>
  • Miller Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Miller Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miller Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller Cemetery
  • Squaxin Cemetery
  • McCleary Pythian Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McCleary Pythian Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McCleary Pythian Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • McCleary Pythian Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Shelton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCleary Pythian Cemetery
  • McLane Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McLane Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the McLane Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • McLane Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Shelton.
    • McLane Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Mud Bay Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLane Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Mt. Tabor Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Tabor Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Tabor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Tabor Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Shelton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Tabor Cemetery
    • Longbranch Cemetery
    • German Lutheran Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the German Lutheran Cemetery
      • German Lutheran Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Shelton.
      • German Lutheran Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Lakebay German Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
      • Old German Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on German Lutheran Cemetery
    • Lakebay Cemetery
    • Mills & Mills Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mills & Mills Memorial Park
      • The Mills & Mills Memorial Park is located outside and to the southwest of Tumwater.More precisely, Mills & Mills Memorial Park lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Shelton.
      • Mills & Mills Memorial Park has also been known as:
      • Olympic Memorial Garden Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mills & Mills Memorial Park
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #76974<5>
    • Union Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
      • Union Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Shelton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Cemetery
    • Vaughn Bay Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vaughn Bay Cemetery
      • Vaughn Bay Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Shelton.
      • Vaughn Bay Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Bayview Cemetery
      • Niemann Family Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn Bay Cemetery
    • Turnow Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Turnow Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Turnow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Turnow Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Shelton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnow Cemetery
    • Oddfellow Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oddfellow Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oddfellow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Oddfellow Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Shelton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oddfellow 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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Shelton had a population of 648 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Shelton had a population of 10,955 people.

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

  • Shelton [Mason County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelton
    • Shelton [Mason County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Shelton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 648 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,955 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Shelton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelton<2>
  • Kamilche [Mason County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kamilche
    • Kamilche [Mason County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Shelton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kamilche had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kamilche have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kamilche
  • New Kamilche [Mason County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Kamilche
    • New Kamilche [Mason County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Shelton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, New Kamilche had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Kamilche have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Kamilche
  • Union [Mason County] - Historic
    • While Union was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
    • Union [Mason County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Shelton
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Union had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Hoodsport [Mason County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoodsport
    • Hoodsport [Mason County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Shelton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hoodsport had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoodsport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoodsport<2>
  • Matlock [Mason County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matlock
    • Matlock [Mason County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Shelton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Matlock had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Olympia [Thurston County]
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      • Olympia [Thurston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Shelton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4,698 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,620 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Olympia had a post office and railroad service
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    • Puget [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puget
      • Puget [Thurston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Shelton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Puget had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Longbranch [Pierce County]
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      • Longbranch [Pierce County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Shelton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Longbranch had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Lakebay [Pierce County]
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      • Lakebay [Pierce County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Shelton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lakebay had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Dewatto [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewatto
      • Dewatto [Mason County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Shelton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dewatto had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dewatto have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Belmore [Thurston County]
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      • Belmore [Thurston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Shelton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Belmore had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Tumwater [Thurston County]
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      • Tumwater [Thurston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Shelton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 410 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,272 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tumwater had a post office and railroad service
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    • Allyn [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allyn
      • Allyn [Mason County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Shelton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Allyn had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Lacey [Thurston County]
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      • Lacey [Thurston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Shelton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,178 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lacey had a post office and no railroad service
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Shelton. See our List of 1890's Communities around Shelton.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Shelton ...

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

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.

Note for Shelton:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

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

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

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

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

Communities in Washington

About Mason County

About Washington

The official website for Shelton: www.ci.shelton.wa.us/

The official website for Mason County: www.co.mason.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shelton) 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 Shelton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SheltonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shelton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2149, Longitude: -123.1047    
<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>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 Shelton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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