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Our Genealogical Helper for Snoqualmie ...

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 Snoqualmie (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 Snoqualmie. 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 Snoqualmie ...

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 65 newspapers that have been published in the area around Snoqualmie.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Snoqualmie. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Snoqualmie and those printed in the larger area surrounding Snoqualmie.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> of Snoqualmie.

Cemeteries Near Snoqualmie ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Snoqualmie.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Fall City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  SW Hobart - Maple Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  SSW Ravensdale Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  SW Tahoma National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Eastside Memorial Park   [Map]     
  WNW Sunset Hills Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  W Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  W Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Black Diamond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Franklin 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Snoqualmie had a population of 99 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Snoqualmie had a population of 13,500 people.

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

Snoqualmie Falls   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Snoqualmie
 - Snoqualmie Falls had railroad service and no post office
North Bend   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Snoqualmie
 - North Bend had a post office and railroad service
Fall City   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Snoqualmie
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Fall City had a post office and railroad service
Preston   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Snoqualmie
 - Preston had railroad service and no post office
Kangley   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Snoqualmie
 - Kangley had a post office and railroad service
Cedar Mountain   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Snoqualmie
 - Cedar Mountain had railroad service and no post office
Inglewood   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Snoqualmie
 - Inglewood had a post office and railroad service
Monohan   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Snoqualmie
 - Monohan had a post office and no railroad service
Summit   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Snoqualmie
 - Summit 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 Snoqualmie. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Snoqualmie 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.

Snoqualmie is located in King County.

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

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

King     (The home county for Snoqualmie)
      North Bend   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Fall City   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Preston   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Riverbend   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Ames Lake   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Carnation   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mirrormont   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Issaquah   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hobart   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pine Lake   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sammamish   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Kangley   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Southworth   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Yeomalt   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Ward   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bainbridge Island   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Manchester   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Manitou Beach   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rolling Bay   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      South Colby   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Olalla   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      South Park Village   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Indianola   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Parkwood   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Snoqualmie Pass   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cabin Creek   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Easton   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Glen   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lake Tapps   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Buckley   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greenwater   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bonney Lake   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Edgewood   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Milton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      South Prairie   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sumner   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wilkeson   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      North Puyallup   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Northeast Tacoma   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Prairie Ridge   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alderton   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Echo Lake   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gold Bar   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      May Creek   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Monroe   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Startup   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Sultan   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Index   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Maltby   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      North Sultan   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Woods Creek   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Canyon Park   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cathcart   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clearview   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 it should be mentioned 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 Snoqualmie:

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 King County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Island County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kitsap County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kittitas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pierce County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Snohomish County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Washington:

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

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

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 Snoqualmie:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Snoqualmie in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Snoqualmie for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Snoqualmie.
      See our Misc Page for Snoqualmie for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Washington

About King County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Snoqualmie:

The official website for King County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Snoqualmie. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5285, Longitude: -121.8265     [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 Snoqualmie, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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