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Our Genealogical Helper for Tanglewilde ...

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 Tanglewilde (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 Tanglewilde. 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 Tanglewilde ...

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 147 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tanglewilde.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tanglewilde, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tanglewilde.

Cemeteries Near Tanglewilde ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tanglewilde.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mills & Mills Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ross Family Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNE Anderson Island Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Ft. Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McLane Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE King Hill Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  NE Steilacoom Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Longbranch 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.<3>

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

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

Lacey   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tanglewilde
 - Lacey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Olympia   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Tanglewilde
 - 1895 population of 4,698 people (with 51,609 people in 2017)
 - Olympia had a post office and railroad service
 
Tumwater   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tanglewilde
 - 1895 population of 410 people (with 22,973 people in 2017)
 - Tumwater had a post office and railroad service
 
Puget   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Tanglewilde
 - Puget had a post office and no railroad service
 
Belmore   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tanglewilde
 - Belmore had railroad service and no post office
 
Plumb   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tanglewilde
 - Plumb had railroad service and no post office
 
Longbranch   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Tanglewilde
 - Longbranch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yelm   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tanglewilde
 - 1895 population of 53 people (with 9,125 people in 2017)
 - Yelm 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 Tanglewilde. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tanglewilde 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 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.

Tanglewilde is located in Thurston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Thurston County: Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason & Pierce.

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

  DirectionDistance
Thurston     (The home county for Tanglewilde)
      Lacey   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Kellys Korner   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Olympia   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Nisqually Indian Community   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      East Olympia   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Tumwater   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      North Yelm   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Yelm   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rainier   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tenino   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Littlerock   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bucoda   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bordeaux - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Grays Harbor
      McCleary Junction   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      McCleary   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sine   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chehalis Village   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Malone-Porter   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Malone   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elma   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Satsop   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brady   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Montesano   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Melbourne   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
King
      Tahlequah   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Federal Way   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Algona   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pacific   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Redondo   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Woodmont Beach   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vashon   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Des Moines   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lea Hill   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Normandy Park   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      North Hill   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Kitsap
      Burley   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Olalla   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gorst   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      East Port Orchard   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Parkwood   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Port Orchard   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      South Colby   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      South Park Village   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Southworth   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Navy Yard City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Retsil   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bremerton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Lewis
      Fords Prairie   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Centralia   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Galvin   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chehalis   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Claquato   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Adna   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Onalaska   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cinebar   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Napavine   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lacamas   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ethel   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Curtis   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Doty   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Mason
      Bayshore   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Shelton   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Grapeview   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Allyn   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tahuya   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Skokomish   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belfair   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mohrweis   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Potlatch   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hoodsport   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lilliwaup   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Matlock   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Deckerville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Pierce
      DuPont   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Anderson Island   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fort Lewis   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Longbranch   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mock City   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Roy   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Steilacoom   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tillicum   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lake City   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      McKenna   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Herron Island   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lakebay   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lakewood   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

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, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 it should be mentioned 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 Tanglewilde:

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 Thurston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Grays Harbor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
King County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kitsap County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pierce County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Washington:

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



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About Thurston County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Thurston County: www.co.thurston.wa.us/

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' distance that begins in Tanglewilde. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tanglewilde) 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 Tanglewilde. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tanglewilde

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tanglewilde. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.0515, Longitude: -122.7824     [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: findagrave.com.

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

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