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Our Genealogy Helper for Spanaway ...

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 Spanaway (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 Spanaway. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Spanaway is located in Pierce 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 Pierce County: King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Lewis, Mason, Thurston & Yakima.

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

  • Pierce County     (The home county of Spanaway)
    • Frederickson [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frederickson
      • Frederickson [Pierce County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Spanaway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frederickson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frederickson
    • Parkland [Pierce County]
    • Elk Plain [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Plain
      • Elk Plain [Pierce County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Spanaway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Plain
    • Midland [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland
      • Midland [Pierce County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Spanaway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland
    • Summit [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit
      • Summit [Pierce County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Spanaway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit
    • Clover Park [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover Park
      • Clover Park [Pierce County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Spanaway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover Park
    • Tillicum [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillicum
      • Tillicum [Pierce County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Spanaway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillicum
    • Lake City [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Spanaway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Lakewood [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakewood
      • Lakewood [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Spanaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,976 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakewood<3>
    • Fort Lewis [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Lewis
      • Fort Lewis [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Spanaway
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fort Lewis. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Lewis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Lewis<3>
    • Waller [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waller
      • Waller [Pierce County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Spanaway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waller have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waller
    • Graham [Pierce County]
    • Puyallup [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puyallup
      • Puyallup [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Spanaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,569 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puyallup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Puyallup<3>
  • Grays Harbor County
    • McCleary [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCleary
      • McCleary [Grays Harbor County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Spanaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,830 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCleary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCleary<3>
  • King County
    • Milton [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [King County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Spanaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,222 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<3>
    • Algona [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algona
      • Algona [King County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Spanaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,199 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Algona<3>
    • Pacific [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pacific
      • Pacific [King County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Spanaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,168 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pacific
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pacific<3>
    • Federal Way [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Federal Way
      • Federal Way [King County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Spanaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 96,307 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Federal Way
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Federal Way<3>
    • Tahlequah [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tahlequah
      • Tahlequah [King County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Spanaway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tahlequah
    • Auburn [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [King County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Spanaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,024 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<3>
    • Redondo [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redondo
      • Redondo [King County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Spanaway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redondo
    • Star Lake [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star Lake
      • Star Lake [King County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Spanaway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star Lake
    • Woodmont Beach [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodmont Beach
      • Woodmont Beach [King County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Spanaway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodmont Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodmont Beach
    • Osceola [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osceola
      • Osceola [King County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Spanaway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola
    • Magnolia Beach [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia Beach
      • Magnolia Beach [King County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Spanaway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia Beach
    • Lea Hill [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lea Hill
      • Lea Hill [King County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Spanaway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lea Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lea Hill
    • Zenith [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zenith
      • Zenith [King County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Spanaway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zenith
  • Kitsap County
    • Olalla [Kitsap County]
    • Burley [Kitsap County]
    • Bethel [Kitsap County]
    • Southworth [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southworth
      • Southworth [Kitsap County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Spanaway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southworth
    • South Colby [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Colby
      • South Colby [Kitsap County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Spanaway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Colby
    • Colby [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colby
      • Colby [Kitsap County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Spanaway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colby
    • Colchester [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colchester
      • Colchester [Kitsap County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Spanaway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colchester
    • East Port Orchard [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Port Orchard
      • East Port Orchard [Kitsap County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Spanaway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Port Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Port Orchard
    • Parkwood [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkwood
      • Parkwood [Kitsap County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Spanaway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkwood
    • South Park Village [Kitsap County]
    • Manchester [Kitsap County]
    • Port Orchard [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Orchard
      • Port Orchard [Kitsap County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Spanaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,718 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Orchard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Orchard<3>
    • Gorst [Kitsap County]
  • Lewis County
    • Mineral [Lewis County]
    • Cinebar [Lewis County]
    • Centralia [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centralia
      • Centralia [Lewis County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Spanaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,995 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centralia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centralia<3>
    • Galvin [Lewis County]
    • Morton [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morton
      • Morton [Lewis County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Spanaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,217 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morton<3>
    • Onalaska [Lewis County]
    • Mossyrock [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mossyrock
      • Mossyrock [Lewis County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Spanaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 838 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mossyrock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mossyrock<3>
    • Chehalis [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chehalis
      • Chehalis [Lewis County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Spanaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,825 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chehalis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chehalis<3>
    • Salkum [Lewis County]
    • Silver Creek [Lewis County]
  • Mason County
    • Grapeview [Mason County]
    • Allyn [Mason County]
    • Belfair [Mason County]
    • Bayshore [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayshore
      • Bayshore [Mason County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Spanaway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayshore
    • Shelton [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelton
      • Shelton [Mason County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Spanaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,955 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelton<3>
    • Tahuya [Mason County]
    • Potlatch [Mason County]
    • Hoodsport [Mason County]
    • Lilliwaup [Mason County]
  • Thurston County
    • Nisqually Indian Community [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nisqually Indian Community
      • Nisqually Indian Community [Thurston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Spanaway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nisqually Indian Community
    • North Yelm [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Yelm
      • North Yelm [Thurston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Spanaway
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Yelm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Yelm
    • Yelm [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yelm
      • Yelm [Thurston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Spanaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yelm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yelm<3>
    • Tanglewilde [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanglewilde
      • Tanglewilde [Thurston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Spanaway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanglewilde
    • Kellys Korner [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellys Korner
      • Kellys Korner [Thurston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Spanaway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellys Korner
    • Puget [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puget
      • Puget [Thurston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Spanaway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puget
    • Lacey [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacey
      • Lacey [Thurston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Spanaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacey<3>
    • Rainier [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainier
      • Rainier [Thurston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Spanaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,350 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainier<3>
    • East Olympia [Thurston County]
    • Olympia [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olympia
      • Olympia [Thurston County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Spanaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olympia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olympia<3>
    • McIntosh [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McIntosh
      • McIntosh [Thurston County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Spanaway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McIntosh
    • Tumwater [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tumwater
      • Tumwater [Thurston County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Spanaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,272 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tumwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tumwater<3>
    • Tenino [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tenino
      • Tenino [Thurston County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Spanaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,867 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tenino
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tenino<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Spanaway ...

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 200 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spanaway.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Spanaway. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Spanaway and those printed in the larger area surrounding Spanaway.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 18 miles [29 km] of Spanaway.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Spanaway:

  • 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 Spanaway ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Spanaway.

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

  • Spanaway Cemetery
  • Fir Lane Memorial Park
  • Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
  • Parkland Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
  • Wren Family Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wren Family Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Wren Family Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wren Family Cemetery
  • Mountain View Memorial Park
  • Continue List ...
    • Bethany Lutheran Cemetery
    • Calvary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary Cemetery
      • Calvary Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Spanaway.
      • Calvary Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Calvary Catholic Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #76727<5>
    • Old Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Pioneer Cemetery
      • Old Pioneer Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Spanaway.
      • Old Pioneer Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Rigney Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Pioneer Cemetery
    • Home of Peace Cemetery
    • Old Settlers Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Settlers Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Old Settlers Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Old Settlers Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Spanaway.
      • Old Settlers Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Gravelly Lake Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Settlers Cemetery
    • Ft. Lewis Cemetery
    • Pauper Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pauper Cemetery
      • Pauper Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Spanaway.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pauper Cemetery
    • Oakwood Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oakwood Hill Cemetery
      • Oakwood Hill Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Spanaway.
      • Oakwood Hill Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Oak Wood Cemetery
      • Oak Wood Hill Cemetery
      • Oakwood Cemetery
      • Prairie Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakwood Hill Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1996538<5>
    • Tacoma Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tacoma Cemetery
      • Tacoma Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Spanaway.
      • Tacoma Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Oaklawn Cemetery
      • Old Tacoma Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #77080<5>

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.<6>

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

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

  • Hillhurst [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillhurst
    • Hillhurst [Pierce County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Spanaway
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 68 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hillhurst had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillhurst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillhurst
  • Parkland [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkland
    • Parkland [Pierce County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Spanaway
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Parkland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkland<3>
  • Lakeview [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
    • Lakeview [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Spanaway
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 256 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lakeview had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
  • Midland [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland
    • Midland [Pierce County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Spanaway
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Midland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland
  • Fern Hill [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fern Hill
    • Fern Hill [Pierce County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Spanaway
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fern Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fern Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fern Hill
  • Lake City [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
    • Lake City [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Spanaway
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lake City had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Excelsior [Pierce County]
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      • Excelsior [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Spanaway
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Excelsior had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Excelsior have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Roy [Pierce County]
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      • Roy [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Spanaway
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 108 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 823 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Roy had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roy<3>
    • Puyallup [Pierce County]
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      • Puyallup [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Spanaway
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,732 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,569 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Puyallup had a post office and railroad service
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    • McMillin [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McMillin
      • McMillin [Pierce County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Spanaway
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, McMillin had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Meeker [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meeker
      • Meeker [Pierce County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Spanaway
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Meeker had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meeker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Steilacoom [Pierce County]
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      • Steilacoom [Pierce County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Spanaway
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 270 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,416 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Steilacoom had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steilacoom
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steilacoom<3>
    • Tacoma [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tacoma
      • Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Spanaway
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 36,006 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tacoma had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<3>
    • Orting [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orting
      • Orting [Pierce County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Spanaway
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 623 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,647 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Orting had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orting
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orting<3>
    • Alderton [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderton
      • Alderton [Pierce County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Spanaway
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Alderton had a post office and railroad service
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Spanaway. See our List of 1890's Communities around Spanaway.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Spanaway ...

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

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

Mobile Oil Map of Washington (1949)
Published by Mobile Oil Company

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spanaway) 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 Spanaway. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SpanawayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spanaway. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1045, Longitude: -122.4349    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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: findagrave.com.
<6>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 Spanaway, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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