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Our Genealogical Helper for Skamania ...

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 Skamania (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Skamania. 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in the area of Skamania ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Skamania.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Skamania. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Skamania and those printed in the larger area surrounding Skamania.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> of Skamania.

Cemeteries Near Skamania ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Skamania.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Belle Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cascade Locks Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Freddie Masterson Grave   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NE Iman Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ENE McQuinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stevenson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  WSW Pounder Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  WSW Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mountain View Corbett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Washougal Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  W Sunnyside Cemetery   [Map]     


       

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.<3>

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

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

Dodson (OR)   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Skamania
 - Dodson had railroad service and no post office
 
Oneonta (OR)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Skamania
 - Oneonta had railroad service and no post office
 
Multnomah Falls (OR)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Skamania
 - Multnomah Falls had railroad service and no post office
 
Bonneville (OR)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Skamania
 - Bonneville had railroad service and no post office
 
Bridal Veil (OR)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Skamania
 - Bridal Veil had a post office and railroad service
 
Latourell (OR)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Skamania
 - Latourell had a post office and railroad service
 
Mount Pleasant   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Skamania
 - Mount Pleasant had a post office and no railroad service
 
Aims (OR)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Skamania
 - Aims had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Skamania. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Skamania in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

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

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

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

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

Skamania is located in Skamania County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Skamania County: Hood River (OR), Multnomah (OR), Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, Lewis & Yakima.

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

  DirectionDistance
Skamania     (The home county for Skamania)
      North Bonneville   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Moffetts Hot Springs   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Carson   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hood   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Underwood   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Clark
      Washougal   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sunnyside   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Camas   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Venersborg   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mill Plain   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cascade Park East   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hockinson   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cascade Park West   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Orchards   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Yacolt   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brush Prairie   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Five Corners   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Cowlitz
      Cougar   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ariel   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Klickitat
      Bingen   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      White Salmon   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Husum   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Trout Lake   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lyle   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Appleton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Clackamas (OR)
      Marmot (OR)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Brightwood (OR)   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mount Hood Village (OR)   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Sandy (OR)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Welches (OR)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Zigzag (OR)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Boring (OR)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rhododendron (OR)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Damascus (OR)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Eagle Creek (OR)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Government Camp (OR)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Happy Valley (OR)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Columbia (OR)
      Saint Helens (OR)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Hood River (OR)
      Cascade Locks (OR)   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Parkdale (OR)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Odell (OR)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pine Grove (OR)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hood River (OR)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Multnomah (OR)
      Dodson (OR)   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Bridal Veil (OR)   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Latourell (OR)   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Corbett (OR)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Troutdale (OR)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wood Village (OR)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Fairview (OR)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gresham (OR)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hazelwood (OR)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Maywood Park (OR)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Portland (OR)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vanport City (OR) - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Wasco (OR)
      Mosier (OR)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ortley (OR) - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chenoweth (OR)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rowena (OR)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Washington (OR)
      Raleigh Hills (OR)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Slope (OR)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Metzger (OR)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Durham (OR)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cedar Hills (OR)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cedar Mill (OR)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marlene Village (OR)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tigard (OR)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beaverton (OR)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oak Hills (OR)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      King City (OR)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Aloha (OR)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

These websites are specific to Washington:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Washington State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Washington to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Skamania County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clark County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cowlitz County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Klickitat County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clackamas County (OR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Columbia County (OR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hood River County (OR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Multnomah County (OR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wasco County (OR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (OR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Washington:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Washington,     of Skamania County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Washington
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Washington
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Washington,     of Skamania County

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.

Disaster Stories from Washington
 
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Cities, Towns and Villages of Washington

About Skamania County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Skamania County: www.skamaniacounty.org/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Skamania. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Skamania) 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 Skamania. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Skamania

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Skamania. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6184, Longitude: -122.0485     [Map].

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Skamania, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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