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Our Genealogical Helper for Stateline ...

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 Stateline (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 Stateline. 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 Stateline ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stateline.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stateline, there are papers which were published within 31 miles [49.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stateline.

Cemeteries Near Stateline ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stateline.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Ford Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Valley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Blue Mountain Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Ft. Walla Walla Military Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Old City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Bowlus Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  S Weston Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  SSW Athena Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  S Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hyatt 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 Stateline in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Stateline.

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

Spofford (OR)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Stateline
 - Spofford had railroad service and no post office
 
Walla Walla   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Stateline
 - 1895 population of 4,709 people (with 32,854 people in 2017)
 - Walla Walla had a post office and railroad service
 
Downing (OR)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Stateline
 - Downing had railroad service and no post office
 
Blue Mountain (OR)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Stateline
 - Blue Mountain had railroad service and no post office
 
Valley Grove   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Stateline
 - Valley Grove had a post office and railroad service
 
Weston (OR)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Stateline
 - 1895 population of 568 people (with 646 people in 2017)
 - Weston had a post office and railroad service
 
Rulo   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stateline
 - Rulo had railroad service and no post office
 
Hadley   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Stateline
 - Hadley had railroad service and no post office
 
Touchet   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Stateline
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Touchet had a post office and railroad service
 
Athena (OR)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Stateline
 - 1895 population of 495 people (with 1,137 people in 2017)
 - Athena 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 Stateline. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stateline 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 doctors 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.

Stateline is located in Walla Walla County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walla Walla County: Umatilla (OR), Benton, Columbia & Franklin.

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

  DirectionDistance
Walla Walla     (The home county for Stateline)
      Mojonnier   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Calhounville   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      College Place   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Garrett   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Walla Walla   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Lowden   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Touchet   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dixie   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Paddock   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Prescott   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Waitsburg   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wallula   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burbank   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Benton
      Finley   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Highland   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kennewick   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Columbia
      Dayton   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Starbuck   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grange City - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Franklin
      Ainsworth Junction   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pasco   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Pasco   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Umatilla (OR)
      Milton-Freewater (OR)   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Umapine (OR)   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Weston (OR)   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Athena (OR)   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Helix (OR)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Adams (OR)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bingham Springs (OR)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tollgate (OR)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cayuse (OR)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Kirkpatrick (OR)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mission (OR)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Riverside (OR)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pendleton (OR)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Union (OR)
      Elgin (OR)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Summerville (OR)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Stateline:

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 Walla Walla County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Columbia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Umatilla County (OR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Union County (OR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Washington:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Washington,     of Walla Walla County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Washington
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Washington
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Washington,     of Walla Walla 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
 
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walla Walla County: www.co.walla-walla.wa.us/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stateline. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.0010, Longitude: -118.4144     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stateline 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 Stateline, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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