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Our Genealogical Helper for Springdale ...

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 Springdale (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 Springdale. 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 Springdale ...

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 99 newspapers that have been published in the area around Springdale.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Springdale. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Springdale and those printed in the larger area surrounding Springdale.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> of Springdale.

Cemeteries Near Springdale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Springdale.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  SSE Scotts Valley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Tumtum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Williams Valley Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  ESE Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chewelah Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  ESE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  N Chewelah City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  SW Chief Lot Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  SE Wild Rose 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 in 1895, Springdale had a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Springdale had a population of 293 people.

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

Loon Lake   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Springdale
 - Loon Lake had a post office and railroad service
Valley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Springdale
 - Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Deer Park   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Springdale
 - Deer Park had a post office and railroad service
Chewelah   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Springdale
 - 1895 population of 376 people (with 2,637 people in 2017)
 - Chewelah had a post office and railroad service
Hazard   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Springdale
 - 1895 population of 79 people
 - Hazard had a post office and no railroad service
Addy   [Map]
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North (N) from Springdale
 - Addy had a post office and no railroad service
Chattaroy   [Map]
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Springdale
 - Chattaroy had a post office and no railroad service
Hunters   [Map]
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Springdale
 - Hunters had a post office and no railroad service
Fruitland   [Map]
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West (W) from Springdale
 - Fruitland had a post office and no railroad service
Buckeye   [Map]
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Springdale
 - Buckeye had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Springdale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Springdale 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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.

Springdale is located in Stevens County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Stevens County: Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille & Spokane.

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

Stevens     (The home county for Springdale)
      Grays   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Loon Lake   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Valley   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Waits   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clavton   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ford   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tumtum   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Chewelah   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wellpinit   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Addy   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fruitland   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hunters   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Inchelium   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Long Lake   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Reardan   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Miles   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mondovi   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fort Spokane   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Deer Meadows   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Davenport   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Omans   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Edwall   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bluestem   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pend Oreille
      Camden   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Dalkena   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Usk   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cusick   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Newport   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ruby   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grays Landing   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Elk   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chattaroy   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Nine Mile Falls   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Colbert   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fairwood   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Country Homes   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Green Bluff   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mead   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Town and Country   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Deep Creek   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Airway Heights   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Bonner (ID)
      Oldtown (ID)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blanchard (ID)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Priest River (ID)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Kootenai (ID)
      Hauser (ID)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      State Line Village (ID)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      State Line (ID)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 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 Springdale:

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 Stevens County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Ferry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pend Oreille County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Spokane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bonner County (ID):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kootenai County (ID):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Washington:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Washington,     of Stevens County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Washington     Cemetery Wiki for Washington
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Washington,     of Stevens 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
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Springdale ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Washington

About Stevens County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Stevens County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springdale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.0578, Longitude: -117.7429     [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 Springdale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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