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Swofford, Washington

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Nearest Communities to Swofford, By-County ...

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

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small community in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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 are going to drive it.<1>

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

Swofford is located in Lewis County.

The following 8 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lewis County: Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, Wahkiakum & Yakima.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 190 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Swofford. Of these communities, 126 are located in counties other than Lewis 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 Swofford (which is Lewis 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 Swofford. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Clark CountyThurston County 
Cowlitz CountyColumbia County (OR) 
Pierce County  
Skamania County  

Lewis County     (The county where Swofford resides)
County Website:
County Seat for Lewis:   Chehalis
Genealogy Websites:
State of Washington       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Alta Vista (Unver)     [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles
Riffe (Hist)     [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles
Ajlune     [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Mossyrock     [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Bremer (Unver)     [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
Harmony (Unver)     [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
Nesika (Unver)     [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
Morton     [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Winston (Unver)     [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Wilson (Unver)     [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mayfield (Unver)     [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Kosmos (Hist)     [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cinebar     [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Silver Creek     [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Glenoma     [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Salkum     [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cispus (Unver)     [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Alpha (Unver)     [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lacamas     [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Carlson (Unver)     [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ethel     [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Onalaska     [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mineral     [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Phillips (Unver)     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Randle     [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Marys Corner (Unver)     [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Siler (Unver)     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Vance (Unver)     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Cowlitz (Unver)     [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Klaus (Unver)     [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Silver Brook (Unver)     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Toledo     [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Saint Urban     [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Kopiah (Unver)     [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Napavine     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Oxley (Unver)     [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Nulls Crossing (Unver)     [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Evaline (Unver)     [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Winlock     [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Cora (Unver)     [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Newaukum (Unver)     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Vader     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Chehalis     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Centralia     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Wabash (Unver)     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Claquato     [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Blakeslee Junction (Unver)     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Fords Prairie     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Crego (Hist)     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Littell (Unver)     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Adna     [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Wildwood (Unver)     [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Packwood     [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Galvin     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Curtis     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Millburn (Unver)     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Boistfort (Unver)     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bunker (Unver)     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fayette (Unver)     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Klaber (Unver)     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Ruth (Unver)     [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Ceres (Unver)     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Mays (Hist)     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Meskill (Unver)     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]

Clark County
County Website:
County Seat for Clark:   Vancouver
Genealogy Websites:
State of Washington       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clark County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chelatchie (Unver)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hall (Unver)     [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Amboy     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Cedarville (Unver)     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dayton (Unver)     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Etna (Unver)     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

Cowlitz County
County Website:
County Seat for Cowlitz:   Kelso
Genealogy Websites:
State of Washington       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cowlitz County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Saint Helens (Unver)     [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Kid Valley (Unver)     [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Harrington Place (Unver)     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Sightly (Unver)     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Toutle     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Silver Lake     [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Headquarters (Unver)     [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Olequa (Unver)     [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Castle Rock     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Pleasant Hill (Unver)     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Sandy Bend (Unver)     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Cougar     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lexington (Unver)     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Ostrander     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Ryderwood     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Pigeon Springs (Unver)     [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Rocky Point (Unver)     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Beacon Hill (Unver)     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Woodland Park (Unver)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Yale (Unver)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Columbia Heights (Unver)     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Davis Terrace (Unver)     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Kelso     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Longview Heights     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Rose Valley     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Valley View Tracts (Unver)     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
West Kelso (Unver)     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Coal Creek (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Columbia Valley Gardens (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Evergreen Terrace (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Longview Junction (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Longview     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Monticello (Hist)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Vision Acres (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Carrolls     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Eufaula Heights (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
West Longview     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Ariel     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Eufaula (Unver)     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Kalama     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

Pierce County
County Website:
County Seat for Pierce:   Tacoma
Genealogy Websites:
State of Washington       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pierce County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Reliance (Unver)     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Alder     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Elbe     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
New Reliance (Unver)     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Park Junction (Unver)     [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
La Grande     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
National (Unver)     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Ashford     [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Eatonville     [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ohop Bob (Unver)     [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Eatonville Junction (Unver)     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Clay City     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Leber (Unver)     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
McKenna     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Surprise Valley (Unver)     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ohop (Unver)     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Johnsons Corner (Unver)     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Longmire     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Voss Resort (Unver)     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Electron (Unver)     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Jims Corner (Unver)     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Kapowsin     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Mock City     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Puyallup River Junction (Unver)     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Rocky Ridge (Unver)     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Roy     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Tanwax (Unver)     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Nisqually Vista (Unver)     [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Paradise (Unver)     [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Elk Plain     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Graham     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Loveland (Unver)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Thrift (Unver)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Berkeley (Unver)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fairfax (Unver)     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Melmont (Hist)     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Upper Fairfax (Unver)     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Frederickson     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hillhurst (Unver)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

Skamania County
County Website:
County Seat for Skamania:   Stevenson
Genealogy Websites:
State of Washington       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Skamania County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harmony Falls Landing (Unver)     [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Northwoods (Unver)     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]

Thurston County
County Website:
County Seat for Thurston:   Olympia
Genealogy Websites:
State of Washington       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Thurston County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Vail (Unver)     [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Tono (Hist)     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Four Corners (Unver)     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Bucoda     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
McIntosh (Unver)     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Rainier     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Five Corners (Unver)     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Yelm     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Tenino     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
North Yelm     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Chain Hill (Unver)     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Skookumchuck (Unver)     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Western Junction (Unver)     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Offutt Lake (Unver)     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Sunnydale (Unver)     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Essex (Unver)     [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fir Tree (Unver)     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Grand Mound     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Plumb (Unver)     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Nisqually Indian Community     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Kellys Korner     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Maytown (Unver)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
East Olympia     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Michigan Hill (Unver)     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
South Union (Unver)     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Rochester     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair (Unver)     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Nisqually (Unver)     [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bush (Unver)     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Helsing Junction (Unver)     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Littlerock     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Mima (Unver)     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Peterson Corner (Unver)     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Union Mill (Unver)     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

Columbia County (OR)
County Website:
County Seat for Columbia:   Saint Helens (OR)
Genealogy Websites:
State of Oregon       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Columbia County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lindbergh (OR) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Prescott (OR)     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Rainier (OR)     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
West Rainier (OR) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Trojan (OR) (Unver)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Swofford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5051, Longitude: -122.3884     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Swofford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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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