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Smokey Point, Washington

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Our Genealogy Helper for Smokey Point ...

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 Smokey Point (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 Smokey Point. 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.

Name Variations for Smokey Point ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Smokey Point.

  • Typical abbreviation for Smokey Point: Smokey Pt.

Neighboring Counties ...

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

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals 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.

Smokey Point is located in Snohomish County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Snohomish County: Chelan, Island, King & Skagit.

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

Snohomish     (The home county for Smokey Point)
  Lakewood   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Stimson Crossing   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles
  John Sam Lake   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  North Marysville   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Cathan   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Lake Goodwin   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Silvana   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Weallup Lake   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Marysville   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Shaker Church   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Tulalip   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Blyn   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bell Hill   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Camp Diana   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Juniper Beach   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Langley   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Camano   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Freeland   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Greenbank   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Oak Harbor   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Coupeville   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Marrowstone   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Nordland   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Port Townsend   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Port Ludlow   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Port Hadlock   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Chimacum   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Port Hadlock-Irondale   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Beaver Valley   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Adelma Beach   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gardiner   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Quilcene   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Northwest Snohomish   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Silver Firs   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bothell   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Day City - Historic   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Kenmore   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lake Forest Park   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Woodinville   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  North City   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Richmond Highlands   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sheridan Beach   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Shoreline   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cottage Lake   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hansville   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Port Gamble   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Indianola   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lofall   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Suquamish   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Poulsbo   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Keyport   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rolling Bay   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Manitou Beach   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Yeomalt   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bainbridge Island   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
San Juan
  Decatur Island   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lopez Island   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lake McMurray   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lake Cavanaugh   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Conway   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Montborne   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Big Lake   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Skagit City   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Fish Town   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mount Vernon   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  La Conner   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Shelter Bay   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Clear Lake   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Burlington   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Acme   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Chuckanut Village   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sudden Valley   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Smokey Point ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Smokey Point.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Smokey Point covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Arlington Municipal Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Marysville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Mission Beach Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NW Our Saviours Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE American Legion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  S Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Machias Community Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Scandinavian Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  WNW Camano Island Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Camano Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Smokey Point ...

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 76 newspapers that have been published in the area around Smokey Point.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Smokey Point, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Smokey Point.

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 Smokey Point in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Smokey Point.

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

Edgecomb   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Smokey Point
 - Edgecomb had railroad service and no post office
Silvana   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Smokey Point
 - Silvana had railroad service and no post office
Arlington   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Smokey Point
 - Arlington had a post office and railroad service
Norman   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Smokey Point
 - Norman had a post office and no railroad service
Tulalip   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Smokey Point
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Tulalip had a post office and no railroad service
Marysville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Smokey Point
 - 1895 population of 262 people (with 68,864 people in 2017)
 - Marysville had a post office and railroad service
Getchell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Smokey Point
 - Getchell had a post office and railroad service
Bryant   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Smokey Point
 - Bryant had railroad service and no post office

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Smokey Point:

These websites are specific to Washington:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Snohomish County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clallam County:     Cyndi's



Island County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



King County:     Cyndi's



Kitsap County:     Cyndi's



San Juan County:     Cyndi's



Skagit County:     Cyndi's



Whatcom County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Washington:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Washington,
Cemeteries of Snohomish County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Washington   Cemetery Wiki for Washington
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Washington, for Snohomish 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Washington

About Snohomish County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Snohomish County:

The official website for State of Washington:

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- Smokey Point) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Smokey Point. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Smokey Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smokey Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.1407, Longitude: -122.2050     [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:

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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 Smokey Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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