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Teske, Washington

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Our Genealogy Helper for Teske ...

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 Teske (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 Teske. 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 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.

Teske is located in Adams County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Adams County: Franklin, Grant, Lincoln & Whitman.

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

Adams     (The home county for Teske)
  Ritzville   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]<1>
  Lind   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Washtucna   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Cunningham   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hatton   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Grange City - Historic   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Starbuck   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Kahlotus   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ruff   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sprague   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Mohler   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Harrington   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Odessa   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bluestem   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Edwall   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Omans   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Davenport   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cheney   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lakeland Village   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Medical Lake   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Silver Lake   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lamont   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Hooper   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  LaCrosse   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Endicott   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Saint John   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pine City - Historic   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Malden   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Steptoe   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rosalia   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Colfax   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Teske ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Teske.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  SW Bemis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ritzville Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  ENE Grisham Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  ENE Caylor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  WSW Paha Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  ESE Winona Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lake View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Macabee Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 22 miles [35.4 km]  
  WSW Lind Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 26 miles [41.8 km]  
  SW Delight Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sassin Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Teske ...

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 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around Teske.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Teske, there are papers which were published within 42 miles [67.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Teske.

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

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

Ritzville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Teske
 - 1895 population of 619 people (with 1,637 people in 2017)
 - Ritzville had a post office and no railroad service
Bemis   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Teske
 - Bemis had a post office and no railroad service
Paha - Historic   [Map]
 - While Paha was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Teske
 - Paha had a post office and railroad service
Fletcher   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Teske
 - Fletcher had a post office and no railroad service
Sprague   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Teske
 - 1895 population of 1,689 people (with 441 people in 2017)
 - Sprague had a post office and railroad service
Sutton   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Teske
 - Sutton had railroad service and no post office
Winona   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Teske
 - Winona had a post office and no railroad service
Hooper   [Map]
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South (S) from Teske
 - Hooper 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 Teske. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Teske in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Teske:

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 Adams County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Columbia County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Grant County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Spokane County:     Cyndi's



Whitman County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Washington:

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

Find a Community within Washington

About Adams County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Adams County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Teske. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.0740, Longitude: -118.1527     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Teske 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 Teske, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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