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Our Genealogy Helper for Velvet ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Velvet (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 Velvet. 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.

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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Velvet is located in Stevens County.

To see how the shape of Washington's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Stevens County: Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille & Spokane.

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

  • Stevens County     (The home county of Velvet)
    • Northport (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northport
      • Northport lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Velvet and is located in Stevens County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 301 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northport<2>
    • Marble (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marble
      • Marble lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Velvet and is located in Stevens County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marble
    • Spirit (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spirit
      • Spirit lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Velvet and is located in Stevens County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spirit
    • Evans (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Marcus (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marcus
      • Marcus lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Velvet and is located in Stevens County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 172 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marcus
    • Kettle Falls (28 miles [45.1 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kettle Falls
      • Kettle Falls lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Velvet and is located in Stevens County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,641 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kettle Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kettle Falls<2>
    • Pinkney City (28 miles [45.1 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinkney City
      • Pinkney City lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Velvet and is located in Stevens County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinkney City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinkney City
    • Blue Town (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Town
      • Blue Town was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Velvet and is located in Stevens County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Colville (30 miles [48.3 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colville
      • Colville lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Velvet and is located in Stevens County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,828 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colville<2>
  • Ferry County
    • Orient (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orient
      • Orient lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Velvet and is located in Ferry County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient
    • Laurier (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Barstow (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barstow
      • Barstow lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Velvet and is located in Ferry County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barstow
    • Danville (30 miles [48.3 km] to the west)
    • Curlew (35 miles [56.3 km] to the west)
    • Malo (37 miles [59.5 km] to the west)
  • Pend Oreille County
    • Metaline (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metaline
      • Metaline lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Velvet and is located in Pend Oreille County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 188 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metaline
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Metaline<2>
    • Metaline Falls (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metaline Falls
      • Metaline Falls lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Velvet and is located in Pend Oreille County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metaline Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Metaline Falls<2>
    • Pend Oreille Village (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pend Oreille Village
      • Pend Oreille Village lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Velvet and is located in Pend Oreille County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pend Oreille Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pend Oreille Village
    • Ione (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ione
      • Ione lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Velvet and is located in Pend Oreille County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 485 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ione
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ione<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Velvet ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Velvet.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Velvet, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Velvet.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Velvet:

  • 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.
    • Stories from British Columbia
    • Stories from Washington

Cemeteries Near Velvet ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Velvet.

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

  • Old Northport Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Northport Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Northport Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Old Northport Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Velvet.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Northport Cemetery
  • Old Trail Cemetery
  • Mountain View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain View Cemetery
    • Mountain View Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Velvet.
    • Mountain View Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Mountain View Municipal Cemetery
    • Rossland Mtn. View Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2217362<4>
  • Columbia Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Columbia Cemetery
    • Columbia Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Velvet.
    • Columbia Cemetery has also been known as:
    • City of Rossland Cemetery
    • Rossland Cemetery
    • Sunnyside Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2418748<4>
  • Forest Home Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forest Home Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forest Home Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Forest Home Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Velvet.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Home Cemetery
  • Columbia Riverview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Columbia Riverview Cemetery
    • Columbia Riverview Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Velvet.
    • Columbia Riverview Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Knights of Pythias Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia Riverview Cemetery
  • Fruitvale Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fruitvale Memorial Cemetery
    • The Fruitvale Memorial Cemetery is located outside and to the south of Fruitvale (BC).Stated another way, Fruitvale Memorial Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Velvet.
    • Fruitvale Memorial Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Fruitvale Municipal Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruitvale Memorial Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2329308<4>
  • Kelly Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kelly Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kelly Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kelly Hill Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Velvet.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly Hill Cemetery
  • Bossburg Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bossburg Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bossburg Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bossburg Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Velvet.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bossburg Cemetery
  • Ootischenia Doukhobour Cemetery
  • Perkins Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Perkins Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Perkins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Perkins Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Velvet.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perkins Cemetery
  • Kinnaird Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kinnaird Memorial Cemetery
    • Kinnaird Memorial Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Velvet.
    • Kinnaird Memorial Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Castelgar Municipal Cemetery
    • Kinnaird Park Memorial Cemetery
    • Park Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinnaird Memorial Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2264684<4>
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Grandview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grandview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grandview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Grandview Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Velvet.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandview Cemetery
    • Harvey Grave
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Harvey Grave
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harvey Grave have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Harvey Grave lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Velvet.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvey Grave
    • Riverside Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverside Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Riverside Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Velvet.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Cemetery

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.<5>

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

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

  • Little Dalles (Stevens County) - Historic
    • While Little Dalles was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Dalles
    • Little Dalles was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Velvet and is located in Stevens County
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Little Dalles had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Dalles have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Bossburg (Stevens County) - Historic
    • While Bossburg was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bossburg
    • Bossburg was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Velvet and is located in Stevens County
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bossburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bossburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Marcus (Stevens County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marcus
    • Marcus lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Velvet and is located in Stevens County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 311 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 172 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Marcus had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marcus
  • Kettle Falls (Stevens County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kettle Falls
    • Kettle Falls lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Velvet and is located in Stevens County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,641 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kettle Falls had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kettle Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kettle Falls<2>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Velvet. See our List of 1890's Communities around Velvet.

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

The official website for Stevens County: www.co.stevens.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Velvet) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Velvet. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.9860, Longitude: -117.8269       In this case, the coordinates for Velvet have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>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.
<5>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 Velvet, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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