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Our Genealogical Helper for Snohomish ...

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 Snohomish (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 Snohomish. 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 Snohomish ...

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 123 newspapers that have been published in the area around Snohomish.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Snohomish. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Snohomish and those printed in the larger area surrounding Snohomish.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> of Snohomish.

Cemeteries Near Snohomish ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Snohomish.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Gar Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Machias Community Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Cypress Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Monroe Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ESE IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Floral Hills Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  SSW Woodinville Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNW Marysville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Snohomish had a population of 1,993 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Snohomish had a population of 10,089 people.

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

Cathcart   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Snohomish
 - Cathcart had railroad service and no post office
Machias   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Snohomish
 - Machias had railroad service and no post office
Lowell   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Snohomish
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
Monroe   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Snohomish
 - Monroe had a post office and no railroad service
Everett   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Snohomish
 - Everett had railroad service and no post office
Hartford   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Snohomish
 - Hartford had a post office and railroad service
Grace   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Snohomish
 - Grace had railroad service and no post office
Marysville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Snohomish
 - 1895 population of 262 people (with 68,864 people in 2017)
 - Marysville had a post office and railroad service
Mukilteo   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Snohomish
 - 1895 population of 52 people (with 21,469 people in 2017)
 - Mukilteo had a post office and railroad service
Day City - Historic   [Map]
 - While Day City was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Snohomish
 - Day City 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 Snohomish. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Snohomish 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 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.

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

Snohomish     (The home county for Snohomish)
      Larimers Corner   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Three Lakes   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cathcart   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Osborn Corner   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Seattle Hill-Silver Firs   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      West Lake Stevens   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Machias   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Clearview   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Lake Stevens   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Everett   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Monroe   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mill Creek   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Forest Glade   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Langley   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Camp Diana   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Freeland   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Greenbank   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Juniper Beach   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Camano   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coupeville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oak Harbor   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Port Ludlow   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Marrowstone   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nordland   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beaver Valley   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chimacum   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Port Hadlock   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Port Hadlock-Irondale   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Port Townsend   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Adelma Beach   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Quilcene   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gardiner   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brinnon   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Northwest Snohomish   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Silver Firs   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Day City - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Woodinville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bothell   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cottage Lake   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kingsgate   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Duvall   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kenmore   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lake Forest Park   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      North City   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sheridan Beach   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Earlmont   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hansville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Indianola   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Port Gamble   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Suquamish   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rolling Bay   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Manitou Beach   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Yeomalt   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lofall   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bainbridge Island   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Keyport   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Poulsbo   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fort Ward   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lake Cavanaugh   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lake McMurray   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Conway   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Montborne   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Big Lake   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Skagit City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fish Town   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      La Conner   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shelter Bay   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clear Lake   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swinomish Village   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burlington   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Snohomish:

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 Snohomish County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Island County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
King County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kitsap County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Skagit County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Washington:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Snohomish ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Snohomish:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Snohomish in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Snohomish for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Snohomish.
      See our Misc Page for Snohomish for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Washington

About Snohomish County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Snohomish:

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 'straight-line' distance beginning in Snohomish. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Snohomish) 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 Snohomish. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Snohomish

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Snohomish. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.9176, Longitude: -122.0983     [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 Snohomish, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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