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Suquamish, Washington

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Our Genealogy Helper for Suquamish ...

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 Suquamish (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 Suquamish. 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.

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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Suquamish is located in Kitsap County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kitsap County: Island, Jefferson, King, Mason & Pierce.

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

Kitsap     (The home county for Suquamish)
  Indianola   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Keyport   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Poulsbo   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Manitou Beach   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Rolling Bay   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Lofall   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bainbridge Island   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Yeomalt   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Port Gamble   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Silverdale   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Tracyton   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Blyn   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bell Hill   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sequim   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  River Road   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Carlsborg   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Old Town   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Little Oklahoma   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Freeland   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Langley   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Greenbank   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Camp Diana   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Camano   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Coupeville   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Juniper Beach   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oak Harbor   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Port Ludlow   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Beaver Valley   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Brinnon   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Quilcene   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Chimacum   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Marrowstone   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Nordland   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Port Hadlock   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Port Hadlock-Irondale   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Adelma Beach   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Gardiner   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Port Townsend   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Richmond Highlands   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Evergreen   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Northgate   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Shoreline   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Green Lake   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  North City   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lake City   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lake Forest Park   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Meadow Brook   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Sheridan Beach   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Laurelhurst   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Seattle   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Belfair   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Allyn   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Grapeview   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lilliwaup   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Tahuya   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hoodsport   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Potlatch   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Skokomish   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bayshore   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Wauna   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Gig Harbor   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Vaughn   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dash Point   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Artondale   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ruston   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Northeast Tacoma   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fox Island   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Home   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Tacoma   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fircrest   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Herron Island   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Woodway   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Edmonds   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Esperance   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Mountlake Terrace   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lynnwood   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Brier   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Alderwood Manor   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Picnic Point-North Lynnwood   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Harbour Pointe   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Canyon Park   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Martha Lake   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lake Stickney   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Suquamish ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Suquamish.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Suquamish covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Seabold Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WNW Poulsbo Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Kingston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W First Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NW Breidablik Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Vinland Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Buena Vista Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Silverdale Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ft. Lawton Military Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Tracyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ft. Blakely Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crown Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Evergreen Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Machzikay Hadath Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Swedbergs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Washelli Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holyrood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Eglon Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Suquamish ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Suquamish.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Suquamish. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Suquamish and those printed in the larger area surrounding Suquamish.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 12 miles [19.3 km] of Suquamish.

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 Suquamish in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Suquamish.

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

Port Madison   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Suquamish
 - 1895 population of 269 people
 - Port Madison had a post office and no railroad service
Pearson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Suquamish
 - Pearson had a post office and no railroad service
Poulsbo   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Suquamish
 - 1895 population of 23 people (with 10,670 people in 2017)
 - Poulsbo had a post office and no railroad service
Kingston   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Suquamish
 - Kingston had a post office and no railroad service
Brownsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Suquamish
 - Brownsville had a post office and no railroad service
Silverdale   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Suquamish
 - Silverdale had a post office and no railroad service
Ballard   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Suquamish
 - 1895 population of 1,173 people
 - Ballard had a post office and railroad service
Bangor   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Suquamish
 - Bangor had a post office and no railroad service
Port Gamble   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Suquamish
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - Port Gamble had a post office and no railroad service
Tracyton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Suquamish
 - Tracyton 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 Suquamish. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Suquamish in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Suquamish:

These websites are specific to Washington:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Kitsap County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clallam County:     Cyndi's



Island County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



King County:     Cyndi's



Mason County:     Cyndi's



Pierce County:     Cyndi's



Snohomish County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Washington:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Washington,
Cemeteries of Kitsap County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Washington   Cemetery Wiki for Washington
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Washington, for Kitsap 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Washington

About Kitsap County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kitsap County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Suquamish. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Suquamish

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Suquamish. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.7335, Longitude: -122.5544     [Map].

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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:

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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 Suquamish, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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