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Our Genealogical Helper for Spring Beach ...

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 Spring Beach (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 Spring Beach. 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 Spring Beach ...

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 Spring Beach.

  • Typical abbreviation for Spring Beach: Spring Bch.

Newspapers Published in Spring Beach ...

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 617 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spring Beach.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spring Beach, 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 Spring Beach.

Cemeteries Near Spring Beach ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Spring Beach.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Machzikay Hadath Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Evergreen Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Washelli Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Crown Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Acacia Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Holyrood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Swedbergs Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Ft. Lawton Military Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Abbey View Memorial Park   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Gar Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lake View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Kingston Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Seabold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Floral Hills Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Everest Memorial Park   [Map]     
  E Woodinville Memorial Park   [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 Spring Beach in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Spring Beach.

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

Ballard   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Spring Beach
 - 1895 population of 1,173 people
 - Ballard had a post office and railroad service
 
Edmonds   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Spring Beach
 - 1895 population of 63 people (with 42,209 people in 2017)
 - Edmonds had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fremont   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Spring Beach
 - 1895 population of 802 people
 - Fremont had a post office and railroad service
 
Ravenna   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Spring Beach
 - Ravenna had a post office and railroad service
 
Ross - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ross was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Spring Beach
 - 1895 population of 218 people
 - Ross had a post office and railroad service
 
Edgewater - Historic   [Map]
 - While Edgewater was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spring Beach
 - 1895 population of 191 people
 - Edgewater had railroad service and no post office
 
Pontiac   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Spring Beach
 - Pontiac had a post office and railroad service
 
Port Madison   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Spring Beach
 - 1895 population of 269 people
 - Port Madison 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 Spring Beach. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spring Beach 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
King     (The home county for Spring Beach)
      Evergreen   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Richmond Highlands   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Shoreline   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      North City   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Sheridan Beach   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Northgate   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Lake City   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lake Forest Park   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Meadow Brook   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Kenmore   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Bothell   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Laurelhurst   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
 
Clallam
      Blyn   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bell Hill   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Island
      Clinton   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Freeland   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Langley   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Camp Diana   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greenbank   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Camano   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Juniper Beach   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coupeville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Harbor   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jefferson
      Port Ludlow   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Beaver Valley   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Quilcene   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Brinnon   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chimacum   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Marrowstone   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nordland   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Port Hadlock   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Port Hadlock-Irondale   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Adelma Beach   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Port Townsend   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gardiner   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Kitsap
      Kingston   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Indianola   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Manitou Beach   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rolling Bay   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Suquamish   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Yeomalt   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bainbridge Island   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Keyport   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Port Gamble   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fort Ward   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Poulsbo   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hansville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lofall   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Mason
      Belfair   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Allyn   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grapeview   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lilliwaup   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tahuya   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pierce
      Wauna   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dash Point   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gig Harbor   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Northeast Tacoma   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ruston   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Artondale   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vaughn   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Milton   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tacoma   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Edgewood   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fife   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gardenville - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fircrest   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Skagit
      Lake McMurray   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Snohomish
      Esperance   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Woodway   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Edmonds   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mountlake Terrace   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Brier   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Lynnwood   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Alderwood Manor   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Canyon Park   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Martha Lake   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Picnic Point-North Lynnwood   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Harbour Pointe   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lake Stickney   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      North Creek   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

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 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 Spring Beach:

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:

Clallam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Island County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kitsap 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    
Skagit 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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Washington
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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

Other Roadside Stops ...



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About King County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Spring Beach. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spring Beach) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.7401, Longitude: -122.3735     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Beach have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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: findagrave.com.

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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 Spring Beach, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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