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Our Genealogical Helper for Stanwood ...

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 Stanwood (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 Stanwood. 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 Stanwood ...

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 88 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stanwood.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Stanwood. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Stanwood and those printed in the larger area surrounding Stanwood.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> of Stanwood.

Cemeteries Near Stanwood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stanwood.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Our Saviours Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Camano Island Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Scandinavian Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Skagit City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  ESE Arlington Municipal Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  N Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Maple Leaf Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  N Hawthorne Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  SSE Mission Beach Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Marysville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


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 Stanwood had a population of 407 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2017, Stanwood had a population of 7,096 people.

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

Florence   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Stanwood
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Florence had a post office and no railroad service
Norman   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Stanwood
 - Norman had a post office and no railroad service
Silvana   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Stanwood
 - Silvana had railroad service and no post office
McMurray   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Stanwood
 - McMurray had a post office and railroad service
Bryant   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Stanwood
 - Bryant had railroad service and no post office
Skagit City   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Stanwood
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Skagit City had a post office and no railroad service
Arlington   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Stanwood
 - Arlington had a post office and railroad service
La Conner   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stanwood
 - 1895 population of 398 people (with 939 people in 2017)
 - La Conner had a post office and no railroad service
Montborne   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Stanwood
 - Montborne had a post office and railroad service
Tulalip   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Stanwood
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Tulalip 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 Stanwood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stanwood 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

Stanwood is located in Snohomish County.

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

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

Snohomish     (The home county for Stanwood)
      North Stanwood   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Lake Ketchum   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Warm Beach   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Utsalady   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Silvana   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      McKees Beach   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lake Goodwin   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Weallup Lake   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cathan   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lakewood   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      John Sam Lake   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Smokey Point   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blyn   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bell Hill   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sequim   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      River Road   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Carlsborg   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Juniper Beach   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Camano   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Camp Diana   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Greenbank   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Oak Harbor   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Langley   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Coupeville   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Freeland   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Marrowstone   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Nordland   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Port Townsend   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Port Hadlock-Irondale   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Port Hadlock   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Adelma Beach   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chimacum   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Port Ludlow   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beaver Valley   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gardiner   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Quilcene   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Northwest Snohomish   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Silver Firs   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bothell   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kenmore   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lake Forest Park   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      North City   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Richmond Highlands   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Shoreline   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Day City - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sheridan Beach   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodinville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hansville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Port Gamble   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lofall   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Indianola   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Suquamish   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Poulsbo   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Keyport   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Manitou Beach   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rolling Bay   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
San Juan
      Decatur Island   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lopez Island   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lopez   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Olga   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Friday Harbor   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Orcas   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shaw Island   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      False Bay   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Deer Harbor   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eastsound   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Conway   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lake McMurray   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Skagit City   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fish Town   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Montborne   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      La Conner   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Shelter Bay   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Big Lake   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Swinomish Village   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Snee Oosh   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Burlington   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Chuckanut Village   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Acme   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sudden Valley   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bellingham   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clipper   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lummi Island   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lummi   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Deming   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 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 Stanwood:

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 Snohomish 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    
King County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kitsap County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Juan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Skagit County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Whatcom County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Washington:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Stanwood ...

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

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 Stanwood:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Express Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Stanwood in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Stanwood for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Stanwood.
      See our Misc Page for Stanwood for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Washington

About Snohomish County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Snohomish County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stanwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.2425, Longitude: -122.3707     [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 Stanwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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