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1890 Communities Near Sunrise Beach ...

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Sunrise Beach in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Sunrise Beach.

Allyn   (Mason County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) from Sunrise Beach
 - Allyn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Artondale   (Pierce County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sunrise Beach
 - Artondale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Buenna   (King County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Sunrise Beach
 - Buenna had a post office and no railroad service
 
Charleston   (Kitsap County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Sunrise Beach
 - Charleston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chautauqua   (King County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sunrise Beach
 - Chautauqua had a post office and no railroad service
 
Colby   (Kitsap County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sunrise Beach
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Colby had a post office and no railroad service
 
Excelsior   (Pierce County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sunrise Beach
 - Excelsior had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fern Hill   (Pierce County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sunrise Beach
 - Fern Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fox Island   (Pierce County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sunrise Beach
 - Fox Island had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gig Harbor   (Pierce County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Sunrise Beach
 - 1895 population of 321 people (with 9,507 people in 2017)
 - Gig Harbor had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lake City   (Pierce County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sunrise Beach
 - Lake City had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lakebay   (Pierce County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sunrise Beach
 - Lakebay had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lakeview   (Pierce County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sunrise Beach
 - 1895 population of 256 people
 - Lakeview had a post office and railroad service
 
Longbranch   (Pierce County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sunrise Beach
 - Longbranch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maury   (King County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sunrise Beach
 - Maury had a post office and no railroad service
 
Meridian   (Pierce County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Sunrise Beach
 - Meridian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Minter   (Pierce County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Sunrise Beach
 - Minter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Olalla   (Kitsap County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sunrise Beach
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Olalla had a post office and no railroad service
 
Parkland   (Pierce County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sunrise Beach
 - Parkland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Puget   (Thurston County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sunrise Beach
 - Puget had a post office and no railroad service
 
Purdy   (Pierce County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sunrise Beach
 - Purdy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rosedale   (Pierce County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sunrise Beach
 - Rosedale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Steilacoom   (Pierce County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sunrise Beach
 - 1895 population of 270 people (with 6,337 people in 2017)
 - Steilacoom had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tacoma   (Pierce County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sunrise Beach
 - 1895 population of 36,006 people (with 213,418 people in 2017)
 - Tacoma had a post office and railroad service
 
Vashon   (King County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sunrise Beach
 - Vashon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vaughn   (Pierce County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sunrise Beach
 - Vaughn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wollochet   (Pierce County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sunrise Beach
 - Wollochet had a post office and no railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Sunrise Beach, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Sunrise Beach. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sunrise Beach) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunrise Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3234, Longitude: -122.6979     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunrise Beach have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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