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Our Genealogical Helper for Sunny Hill ...

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 Sunny Hill (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 Sunny Hill. 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 Sunny Hill ...

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 Sunny Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sunny Hill, there are papers which were published within 49 miles [78.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sunny Hill.

Cemeteries Near Sunny Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sunny Hill.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Evergreen Memorial Park   [Map]     
  N Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Stemilt Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wenatchee Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NW Sunnyslope Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNE South Side Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  NW Cashmere Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  NE Badger Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Orondo Community Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  ENE Slack Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Waterville 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.<2>

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

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

Orondo   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Sunny Hill
 - Orondo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Douglas   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sunny Hill
 - Douglas had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waterville   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sunny Hill
 - 1895 population of 293 people (with 1,198 people in 2017)
 - Waterville 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 Sunny Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sunny Hill 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Sunny Hill is located in Douglas County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Douglas County: Chelan, Grant, Kittitas, Lincoln & Okanogan.

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

  DirectionDistance
Douglas     (The home county for Sunny Hill)
      East Wenatchee Bench   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      East Wenatchee   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Rock Island   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Orondo   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Palisades   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Waterville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Okanogan City - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Beebe   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mansfield   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Chelan
      Malaga   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Wenatchee   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Sunnyslope   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      West Wenatchee   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Monitor   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cashmere   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dryden   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Entiat   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Peshastin   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Leavenworth   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ardenvoir   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Chelan Falls   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Grant
      Quincy   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      George   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ephrata   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Soap Lake   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wanapum Village   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Kittitas
      Liberty   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kittitas   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Thorp   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ellensburg   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vantage   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cle Elum   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Cle Elum   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Roslyn   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ronald   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Sunny Hill:

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 Douglas County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chelan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kittitas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Washington:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Washington,     of Douglas County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Washington
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Washington
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Washington,     of Douglas 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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About Douglas County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Douglas County: www.douglascountywa.net/

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 from Sunny Hill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sunny Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunny Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.4124, Longitude: -120.2531     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunny Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Sunny Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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This page was last modified: 15 Oct 2018
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