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Our Genealogical Helper for Theon ...

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 Theon (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 Theon. 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 Theon ...

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 113 newspapers that have been published in the area around Theon.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Theon, there are papers which were published within 43 miles [69.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Theon.

Cemeteries Near Theon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Theon.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Theon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Craige Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WNW Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NW Cloverland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  N Asotin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  WSW Autrey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  WSW Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tammany Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  SSW Paradise Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lewis & Clark Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  N Vineland 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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Theon had a population of 53 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Anatone   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Theon
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Anatone had a post office and no railroad service
Waha (ID)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Theon
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Waha had a post office and no railroad service
Asotin   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Theon
 - 1895 population of 200 people (with 1,295 people in 2017)
 - Asotin had a post office and no railroad service
Paradise (OR)   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Theon
 - Paradise had a post office and no railroad service
Lewiston (ID)   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Theon
 - 1895 population of 849 people (with 32,820 people in 2017)
 - Lewiston had a post office and no railroad service
Silcott   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Theon
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Silcott had a post office and no railroad service
Flora (OR) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Flora was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Theon
 - Flora had a post office and no railroad service
Peola   [Map]
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Theon
 - Peola 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 Theon. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Theon 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 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.

Theon is located in Asotin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Asotin County: Nez Perce (ID), Wallowa (OR), Garfield & Whitman.

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

Asotin     (The home county for Theon)
      Anatone   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Asotin   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Clarkston Heights-Vineland   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      West Clarkston-Highland   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clarkston   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Pataha   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pomeroy   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gould City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Colton   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chambers   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Idaho (ID)
      Keuterville (ID)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boles (ID)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ferdinand (ID)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cottonwood (ID)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greencreek (ID)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Latah (ID)
      Genesee (ID)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Juliaetta (ID)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kendrick (ID)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moscow (ID)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lewis (ID)
      Slickpoo (ID)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Winchester (ID)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Reubens (ID)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Craigmont (ID)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Nez Perce (ID)
      Lewiston (ID)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lapwai (ID)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      North Lapwai (ID)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Spalding (ID)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Culdesac (ID)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lenore (ID)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Peck (ID)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cameron (ID)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wallowa (OR)
      Flora (OR) - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Troy (OR)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Promise (OR) - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 Theon:

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 Asotin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Garfield County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Whitman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Idaho County (ID):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Latah County (ID):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County (ID):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nez Perce County (ID):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wallowa County (OR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Washington:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Theon ...

While our initial data for Theon came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Theon in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Theon.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Theon:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Theon.
      See our Misc Page for Theon for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Washington

About Asotin County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Asotin County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Theon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.1546, Longitude: -117.0960     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Theon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Theon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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