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Our Genealogical Helper for Southworth ...

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 Southworth (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 Southworth. 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 Southworth ...

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 610 newspapers that have been published in the area around Southworth.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Southworth, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Southworth.

Cemeteries Near Southworth ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Southworth.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Sedgwick Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Episcopal Church Of The Holy Spirit Memory Garden   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Fraola Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Veterans Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Forest Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sunset Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW K P Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ft. Blakely Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WNW Ivy Green Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Highview Recreational Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Comet Lodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Woodlawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  WNW Forest Lawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Penbrock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Washington Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ESE Riverton Crest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tracyton 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 Southworth in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Southworth.

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

Colby   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Southworth
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Colby had a post office and no railroad service
Vashon   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Southworth
 - Vashon had a post office and no railroad service
Port Blakely - Historic   [Map]
 - While Port Blakely was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Southworth
 - 1895 population of 643 people
 - Port Blakely had a post office and no railroad service
Olalla   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Southworth
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Olalla had a post office and no railroad service
Chautauqua   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Southworth
 - Chautauqua had a post office and no railroad service
West Seattle   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Southworth
 - West Seattle had a post office and no railroad service
Crystal Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Southworth
 - Crystal Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Sunnydale   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Southworth
 - Sunnydale 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 Southworth. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Southworth 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.

Southworth is located in Kitsap County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kitsap County: Island, Jefferson, King, Mason & Pierce.

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

Kitsap     (The home county for Southworth)
      South Colby   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Manchester   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      South Park Village   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fort Ward   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Retsil   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      East Port Orchard   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Parkwood   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Olalla   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Port Orchard   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bremerton   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bainbridge Island   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Burley   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Freeland   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Langley   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenbank   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brinnon   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Quilcene   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Port Ludlow   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beaver Valley   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chimacum   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Port Hadlock   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marrowstone   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nordland   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Port Hadlock-Irondale   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Adelma Beach   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vashon Heights   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Vashon   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      White Center   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Burien   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Seahurst   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Riverton-Boulevard Park   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Riverton Heights   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Normandy Park   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Columbia City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Seattle   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      North Hill   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      SeaTac   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Des Moines   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Belfair   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Allyn   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Grapeview   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tahuya   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lilliwaup   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hoodsport   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bayshore   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Potlatch   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Skokomish   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shelton   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mohrweis   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wauna   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gig Harbor   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dash Point   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ruston   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Artondale   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vaughn   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Northeast Tacoma   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fircrest   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Tacoma   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Fox Island   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gardenville - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      University Place   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Edgewood   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Woodway   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Esperance   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Edmonds   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brier   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mountlake Terrace   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lynnwood   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Alderwood Manor   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Canyon Park   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Picnic Point-North Lynnwood   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Maltby   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Martha Lake   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      North Creek   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harbour Pointe   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tanglewilde   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nisqually Indian Community   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lacey   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Olympia   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kellys Korner   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      North Yelm   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Yelm   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tumwater   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      East Olympia   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 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 Southworth:

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 Kitsap 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    
Mason 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    
Thurston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Washington:

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

Communities in Washington

About Kitsap County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kitsap County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Southworth. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Southworth) 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 Southworth. 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 Southworth

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southworth. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5122, Longitude: -122.5011     [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 Southworth, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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