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Our Genealogical Helper for Terrys Corner ...

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 Terrys Corner (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 Terrys Corner. 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.

Name Variations for Terrys Corner ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Terrys Corner.

  • Typical abbreviation for Terrys Corner: Terrys Cor. (or less commonly used: Terrys Crn.)
  • While the name of this community is Terrys Corner, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Terrys Corner may originally have been Terry's Corner.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Terrys Corner might be written as Terry Corner.

Newspapers Published in Terrys Corner ...

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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Terrys Corner.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Terrys Corner, 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 Terrys Corner.

Cemeteries Near Terrys Corner ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Terrys Corner.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Camano Island Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Our Saviours Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Scandinavian Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNE Skagit City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Maple Leaf Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  WSW Sunnyside Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  NNE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  NNE Hawthorne Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  SSE Mission Beach Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Fern Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Arlington Municipal 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 Terrys Corner in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Terrys Corner.

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

Stanwood   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Terrys Corner
 - 1895 population of 407 people (with 7,096 people in 2017)
 - Stanwood had a post office and no railroad service
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Terrys Corner
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Florence had a post office and no railroad service
Silvana   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Terrys Corner
 - Silvana had railroad service and no post office
Norman   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Terrys Corner
 - Norman had a post office and no railroad service
Oak Harbor   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Terrys Corner
 - 1895 population of 21 people (with 23,187 people in 2017)
 - Oak Harbor had a post office and no railroad service
Skagit City   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Terrys Corner
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Skagit City had a post office and no railroad service
Coupeville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Terrys Corner
 - 1895 population of 513 people (with 1,928 people in 2017)
 - Coupeville had a post office and no railroad service
La Conner   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Terrys Corner
 - 1895 population of 398 people (with 939 people in 2017)
 - La Conner had a post office and no railroad service
McMurray   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Terrys Corner
 - McMurray had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Terrys Corner. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Terrys Corner 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Terrys Corner is located in Island County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Island County: Jefferson, Kitsap, San Juan, Skagit & Snohomish.

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

Island     (The home county for Terrys Corner)
      Juniper Beach   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Camano   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Oak Harbor   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Camp Diana   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Coupeville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Greenbank   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Langley   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Freeland   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Blyn   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bell Hill   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sequim   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      River Road   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Carlsborg   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Port Townsend   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Marrowstone   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Nordland   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Port Hadlock-Irondale   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Port Hadlock   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Adelma Beach   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chimacum   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Port Ludlow   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beaver Valley   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gardiner   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Quilcene   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Northwest Snohomish   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Silver Firs   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Richmond Highlands   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bothell   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kenmore   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lake Forest Park   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      North City   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shoreline   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sheridan Beach   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Day City - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Woodinville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hansville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Port Gamble   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lofall   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Indianola   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Suquamish   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Poulsbo   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Keyport   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Manitou Beach   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rolling Bay   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
San Juan
      Decatur Island   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lopez Island   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lopez   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Olga   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Friday Harbor   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shaw Island   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      False Bay   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Orcas   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Deer Harbor   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Eastsound   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Roche Harbor   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waldron   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fish Town   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Conway   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Shelter Bay   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      La Conner   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Skagit City   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Swinomish Village   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lake McMurray   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Snee Oosh   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Big Lake   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Montborne   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Similk Beach   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Utsalady   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Stanwood   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      North Stanwood   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Lake Ketchum   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Warm Beach   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Silvana   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      McKees Beach   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lake Goodwin   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Weallup Lake   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cathan   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      John Sam Lake   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lakewood   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chuckanut Village   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sudden Valley   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Acme   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lummi Island   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bellingham   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clipper   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lummi   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Terrys Corner:

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 Island County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clallam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson 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    
San Juan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Skagit County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Snohomish County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Whatcom County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Washington:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Washington,     of Island County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Washington     Cemetery Wiki for Washington
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Washington,     of Island 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
Also see Diaster Stories for ...
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About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Island 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 that stretches from Terrys Corner. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Terrys Corner) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Terrys Corner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.2445, Longitude: -122.4560     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Terrys Corner have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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