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Our Genealogy Helper for Stehekin ...

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 Stehekin (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 Stehekin. 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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

Stehekin is located in Chelan 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 Chelan County: Douglas, King, Kittitas, Okanogan, Skagit & Snohomish.

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

  • Chelan County     (The home county of Stehekin)
    • Holden [Chelan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holden
      • Holden [Chelan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Stehekin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holden
    • Plain [Chelan County]
    • Manson [Chelan County]
  • Okanogan County
    • Mazama [Okanogan County]
    • Twisp [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twisp
      • Twisp [Okanogan County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Stehekin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 988 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twisp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Twisp<2>
    • Winthrop [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winthrop
      • Winthrop [Okanogan County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Stehekin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 492 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winthrop
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winthrop<2>
    • Carlton [Okanogan County]
    • Methow [Okanogan County]
    • Pateros [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pateros
      • Pateros [Okanogan County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Stehekin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 721 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pateros
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pateros<2>
  • Skagit County

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

Newspapers Published in Stehekin ...

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 4 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stehekin.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stehekin, there are papers which were published within 38 miles [61.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stehekin.

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 websites either 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 Stehekin:

  • 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 Stehekin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stehekin.

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

  • Sullivan Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sullivan Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sullivan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sullivan Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Stehekin.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullivan Cemetery
  • Beaver Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beaver Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beaver Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Beaver Creek Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Stehekin.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek Cemetery

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.<4>

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

  • Winthrop [Okanogan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winthrop
    • Winthrop [Okanogan County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Stehekin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 492 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Winthrop had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winthrop
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winthrop<2>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Stehekin. See our List of 1890's Communities around Stehekin.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Washington

About Chelan County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chelan County: www.co.chelan.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stehekin) 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 Stehekin. 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 StehekinOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stehekin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.3095, Longitude: -120.6558    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>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 Stehekin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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