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The purpose of this page is to identify those communities that are closest to Sumas, on a County-by-County basis. To explain further, let's use the example from the Genealogy Helper Page for Sumas:

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small city in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

When doing our research, we make it a practice to expand our search by looking in neighboring counties in addition to 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 checked the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<1>

If you're researching your genealogy, we hope that the following following information helps.

Sumas is located in Whatcom County.

The following 3 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Whatcom County: Okanogan, San Juan & Skagit.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 145 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Sumas. Of these communities, 60 are located in counties other than Whatcom County.

We usually exclude communities when we still need to verify their location,<2> but for the purpose of this page, we have included the unverified ('unver') and historic ('hist') communities.

After starting with the home county for Sumas (which is Whatcom County), we list the counties in alphabetical order and for each of those counties, the closest communities are listed in order of their distance from Sumas. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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San Juan County  
Skagit County  

Whatcom County     (The county where Sumas resides)
County Website:
County Seat for Whatcom:   Bellingham
Genealogy Websites:
State of Washington       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Whatcom County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Note: The western boundary of the county is on Pudget Sound and the Canadian Province of British Columbia lies to the north.
Clearbrook     [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Columbia (Unver)     [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
Limestone Junction (Unver)     [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
Hampton (Unver)     [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
Nooksack     [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
Balford (Unver)     [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Peaceful Valley     [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Everson     [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Northwood (Unver)     [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Strandell (Unver)     [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Kendall     [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lawrence (Unver)     [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Maple Falls     [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Nooksack Salmon Hatchery (Unver)     [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Greenwood (Unver)     [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lynden     [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Goshen (Unver)     [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Nugents Corner (Unver)     [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cedarville (Unver)     [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Delta (Unver)     [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Deming     [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Wahl (Unver)     [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Welcome (Unver)     [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Kulshan (Unver)     [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Van Zandt (Unver)     [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Warnick (Unver)     [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Laurel (Unver)     [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Noon (Unver)     [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Victor (Unver)     [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Van Wyck (Unver)     [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Clipper     [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Glacier     [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Dewey (Unver)     [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Agate Bay (Unver)     [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Silver Beach (Unver)     [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Standard Crossing (Unver)     [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Alabama Hill (Unver)     [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Forest Ridge (Unver)     [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Custer     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Comar (Unver)     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Geneva     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Larson Mill (Unver)     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Sunnyside (Unver)     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Brennan (Unver)     [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
Eureka (Unver)     [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
Ferndale     [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
Parkview (Unver)     [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
Roosevelt (Unver)     [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
Haynie (Unver)     [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
Acme     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Sudden Valley     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Alderwood (Unver)     [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bellingham     [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Birchwood (Unver)     [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lakeway (Unver)     [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Washington Colony (Hist)     [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Marietta (Unver)     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Pleasant Valley (Unver)     [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Blue Canyon (Hist)     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Saxon (Unver)     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Happy Valley (Unver)     [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lummi     [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Mountain View (Unver)     [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
South Bellingham (Unver)     [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Blaine     [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Hillsdale (Unver)     [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Kickerville (Unver)     [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Doran (Unver)     [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Edgemoor (Unver)     [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fairhaven (Unver)     [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Birch Bay Circle Grange (Unver)     [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Birch Bay     [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Cottonwood Beach (Unver)     [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Mirror Lake (Unver)     [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
Wickersham (Unver)     [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
Chuckanut Village     [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Neptune Beach (Unver)     [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Semiahmoo (Hist)     [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Chuckanut (Unver)     [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lummi Island     [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Beach (Unver)     [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Boundary (Unver)     [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Maple Beach (Unver)     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Point Roberts     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
South Beach (Unver)     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]

San Juan County
County Website:
County Seat for San Juan:   Friday Harbor
Genealogy Websites:
State of Washington       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Juan County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Note: The western boundary of the county is on Pudget Sound and the Canadian Province of British Columbia lies to the north.
Sea Acre (Unver)     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Buckhorn (Unver)     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Doe Bay (Unver)     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Eastsound     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Olga     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Rosario (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Beach Haven (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Camp Orkila (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Dolphin (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
West Beach (Unver)     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Thatcher (Unver)     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Waldron     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
West Sound (Unver)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

Skagit County
County Website:
County Seat for Skagit:   Mount Vernon
Genealogy Websites:
State of Washington       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Skagit County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Note: The western boundary of the county is on Pudget Sound and the Canadian Province of British Columbia lies to the north.
Alger     [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Prairie (Unver)     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Samish (Unver)     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Atlanta (Hist)     [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Blanchard (Hist)     [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Thornwood (Unver)     [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Equality (Hist)     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Belfast (Unver)     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Bow     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Edison Station (Unver)     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hoogdal (Unver)     [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Edison     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Samish Island (Unver)     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Sunset (Unver)     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Urban     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Allen (Unver)     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Cokedale (Hist)     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lyman     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Minkler (Unver)     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
North Beach (Unver)     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hamilton Junction (Unver)     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Sedro-Woolley     [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Indian Village     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Chuckanut Junction (Unver)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Day Creek (Unver)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hamilton     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Leary (Unver)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Sterling (Unver)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bay View     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Burlington     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Clear Lake     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Cap Sante (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Guemes (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Birdsview (Unver)     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Anacortes     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Avon (Hist)     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Baker Heights (Unver)     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Whitmarsh Junction (Unver)     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Grassmere (Unver)     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Fredonia (Unver)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Sharpes Corner (Unver)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Whitney (Unver)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Concrete     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Howards Corner (Unver)     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Mount Vernon     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Similk Beach     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Alexander Beach     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sumas. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.0001, Longitude: -122.2650     [Map].

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<2>Our data comes from many sources and some sources are more dependable than others. When we add communities to our Gazetteer, we try to verify that we have the correct location for the community. We mark a community as 'Unverified' when we aren't confident about our data and want to do further checking.

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 larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now.

Since our Gazetteer contains over 100,000 communities, verifying everything is going to take time. If you find an error or can help us to improve our accuracy, please let us know.

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