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Our Genealogy Helper for Skykomish ...

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

Neighboring Counties ...

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

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

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

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

Skykomish is located in King 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 King County: Chelan, Kittitas, Pierce & Snohomish.

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

  • King County     (The home county of Skykomish)
    • Grotto [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grotto
      • Grotto [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Skykomish
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grotto
    • Baring [King County]
    • North Bend [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Bend
      • North Bend [King County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Skykomish
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,590 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Bend
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Bend<2>
    • Riverbend [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverbend
      • Riverbend [King County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Skykomish
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverbend
    • Tanner [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanner
      • Tanner [King County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Skykomish
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanner
    • Snoqualmie [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snoqualmie
      • Snoqualmie [King County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Skykomish
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,555 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snoqualmie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snoqualmie<2>
    • Spring Glen [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Glen
      • Spring Glen [King County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Skykomish
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Glen
    • Lake Marcel-Stillwater [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Marcel-Stillwater
      • Lake Marcel-Stillwater [King County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Skykomish
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Marcel-Stillwater
    • Carnation [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carnation
      • Carnation [King County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Skykomish
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carnation
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carnation<2>
    • Fall City [King County]
    • Ames Lake [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ames Lake
      • Ames Lake [King County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Skykomish
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ames Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ames Lake
    • Duvall [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duvall
      • Duvall [King County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Skykomish
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,161 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duvall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duvall<2>
  • Chelan County
    • Coles Corner [Chelan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coles Corner
      • Coles Corner [Chelan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Skykomish
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coles Corner
    • Plain [Chelan County]
    • Leavenworth [Chelan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leavenworth
      • Leavenworth [Chelan County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Skykomish
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leavenworth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leavenworth<2>
    • Peshastin [Chelan County]
    • Dryden [Chelan County]
  • Kittitas County
    • Snoqualmie Pass [Kittitas County]
    • Martin [Kittitas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin
      • Martin [Kittitas County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Skykomish
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin
    • Easton [Kittitas County]
    • Ronald [Kittitas County]
    • Roslyn [Kittitas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roslyn
      • Roslyn [Kittitas County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Skykomish
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 972 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roslyn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roslyn<2>
    • Cle Elum [Kittitas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cle Elum
      • Cle Elum [Kittitas County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Skykomish
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,098 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cle Elum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cle Elum<2>
    • South Cle Elum [Kittitas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Cle Elum
      • South Cle Elum [Kittitas County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Skykomish
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 565 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Cle Elum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Cle Elum<2>
  • Pierce County
  • Snohomish County
    • Index [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Index
      • Index [Snohomish County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Skykomish
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 214 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Index
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Index<2>
    • May Creek [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for May Creek
      • May Creek [Snohomish County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Skykomish
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for May Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on May Creek
    • Gold Bar [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Bar
      • Gold Bar [Snohomish County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Skykomish
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,385 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Bar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gold Bar<2>
    • Monte Cristo [Snohomish County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monte Cristo
      • Monte Cristo [Snohomish County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Skykomish
    • Startup [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Startup
      • Startup [Snohomish County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Skykomish
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Startup have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Startup
    • North Sultan [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Sultan
      • North Sultan [Snohomish County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Skykomish
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Sultan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Sultan
    • Sultan [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sultan
      • Sultan [Snohomish County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Skykomish
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,673 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sultan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sultan<2>
    • Silverton [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silverton
      • Silverton [Snohomish County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Skykomish
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverton
    • Woods Creek [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woods Creek
      • Woods Creek [Snohomish County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Skykomish
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woods Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Creek
    • Monroe [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
      • Monroe [Snohomish County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Skykomish
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,681 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroe<2>
    • Snohomish [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snohomish
      • Snohomish [Snohomish County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Skykomish
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,362 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snohomish
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snohomish<2>
    • Granite Falls [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite Falls
      • Granite Falls [Snohomish County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Skykomish
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,585 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granite Falls<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Skykomish ...

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 109 newspapers that have been published in the area around Skykomish.

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

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 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 Skykomish:

  • 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 Skykomish ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Skykomish.

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

  • Fall City Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fall City Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fall City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fall City Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Skykomish.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fall City Cemetery
  • IOOF Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the IOOF Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the IOOF Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • IOOF Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Skykomish.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on IOOF Cemetery
  • Monroe Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Monroe Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Monroe Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Monroe Memorial Park lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Skykomish.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe Memorial 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.<4>

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

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

  • Snoqualmie Falls [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snoqualmie Falls
    • Snoqualmie Falls [King County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Skykomish
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Snoqualmie Falls had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snoqualmie Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snoqualmie Falls
  • Sultan [Snohomish County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sultan
    • Sultan [Snohomish County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Skykomish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,673 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sultan had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sultan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sultan<2>
  • North Bend [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Bend
    • North Bend [King County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Skykomish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,590 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, North Bend had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Bend
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Bend<2>
  • Snoqualmie [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snoqualmie
    • Snoqualmie [King County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Skykomish
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 99 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,555 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Snoqualmie had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snoqualmie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snoqualmie<2>
  • Fall City [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fall City
    • Fall City [King County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Skykomish
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 78 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fall City had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fall City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fall City<2>
  • Novelty [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Novelty
    • Novelty [King County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Skykomish
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Novelty had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Novelty have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Novelty
  • Preston [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Preston
    • Preston [King County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Skykomish
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Preston had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Preston<2>
  • Martin [Kittitas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin
    • Martin [Kittitas County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Skykomish
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Martin had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Skykomish ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

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 Skykomish in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Skykomish for more information.

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

Railroad Mentions of Skykomish:

A scheduled stop for the 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)

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Washington

About King County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Skykomish) 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 Skykomish. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SkykomishOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Skykomish. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.7093, Longitude: -121.3606    
<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>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 Skykomish, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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