RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Waitsburg, Washington

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other WA
Communities

















Our Genealogy Helper for Waitsburg ...

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 Waitsburg (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 Waitsburg. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Waitsburg is located in Walla Walla 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 Walla Walla County: Umatilla (OR), Benton, Columbia & Franklin.

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

  • Walla Walla County     (The home county of Waitsburg)
    • Prescott [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prescott
      • Prescott [Walla Walla County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Waitsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 310 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prescott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prescott
    • Dixie [Walla Walla County]
    • Kibler [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kibler
      • Kibler [Walla Walla County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Waitsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kibler
    • Paddock [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paddock
      • Paddock [Walla Walla County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Waitsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paddock
    • Tompkins [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tompkins
      • Tompkins [Walla Walla County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Waitsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tompkins
    • Walla Walla [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walla Walla
      • Walla Walla [Walla Walla County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Waitsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,096 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walla Walla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walla Walla<3>
    • Clyde [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
      • Clyde [Walla Walla County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Waitsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
    • Rulo [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rulo
      • Rulo [Walla Walla County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Waitsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rulo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rulo
    • College Place [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College Place
      • College Place [Walla Walla County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Waitsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,491 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on College Place
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for College Place<3>
    • Garrett [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garrett
      • Garrett [Walla Walla County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Waitsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garrett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrett
    • Mojonnier [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mojonnier
      • Mojonnier [Walla Walla County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Waitsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mojonnier
    • Calhounville [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhounville
      • Calhounville [Walla Walla County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Waitsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhounville
    • Lowden [Walla Walla County]
  • Adams County
    • Washtucna [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washtucna
      • Washtucna [Adams County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Waitsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washtucna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washtucna<3>
  • Columbia County
    • Menoken [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Menoken
      • Menoken [Columbia County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Waitsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menoken
    • Huntsville [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsville
      • Huntsville [Columbia County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Waitsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntsville
    • Dayton [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
      • Dayton [Columbia County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Waitsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayton<3>
    • Relief [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Relief
      • Relief [Columbia County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Waitsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Relief have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Relief
    • Starbuck [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starbuck
      • Starbuck [Columbia County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Waitsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starbuck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Starbuck<3>
    • Grange City [Columbia County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grange City
      • Grange City [Columbia County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Waitsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grange City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Franklin County
    • Windust [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windust
      • Windust [Franklin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Waitsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windust
    • Kahlotus [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kahlotus
      • Kahlotus [Franklin County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Waitsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 192 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kahlotus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kahlotus<3>
  • Garfield County
    • Pomeroy [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pomeroy
      • Pomeroy [Garfield County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Waitsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pomeroy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pomeroy<3>
  • Whitman County
    • Hooper [Whitman County]
    • LaCrosse [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for LaCrosse
      • LaCrosse [Whitman County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Waitsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 310 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on LaCrosse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for LaCrosse<3>
  • Umatilla County (OR)
    • Milton-Freewater [Umatilla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton-Freewater
      • Milton-Freewater [Umatilla County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Waitsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,052 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton-Freewater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton-Freewater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton-Freewater<3>
    • Umapine [Umatilla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Umapine
      • Umapine [Umatilla County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Waitsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Umapine
    • Blue Mountain [Umatilla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mountain
      • Blue Mountain [Umatilla County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Waitsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain
    • Weston [Umatilla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weston
      • Weston [Umatilla County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Waitsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 650 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weston<3>
    • Athena [Umatilla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athena
      • Athena [Umatilla County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Waitsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,140 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athena<3>
    • Helix [Umatilla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helix
      • Helix [Umatilla County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Waitsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 191 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helix have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helix
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helix<3>
    • Adams [Umatilla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adams
      • Adams [Umatilla County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Waitsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 359 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adams have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adams
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Adams<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Waitsburg ...

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 100 newspapers that have been published in the area around Waitsburg.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Waitsburg. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Waitsburg and those printed in the larger area surrounding Waitsburg.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 39 miles [62.8 km] of Waitsburg.

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 professional and volunteer 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 Waitsburg:

  • 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 Oregon
    • Stories from Washington

Cemeteries Near Waitsburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Waitsburg.

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

  • IOOF Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the IOOF Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the IOOF Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on IOOF Cemetery
  • Bundy Hollow Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bundy Hollow Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bundy Hollow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bundy Hollow Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Waitsburg.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bundy Hollow Cemetery
  • Pioneer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pioneer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pioneer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pioneer Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Waitsburg.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer Cemetery
  • Ivy Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ivy Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ivy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ivy Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Waitsburg.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivy Cemetery
  • Pioneer Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pioneer Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pioneer Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pioneer Memorial Park lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Waitsburg.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer Memorial Park
  • Mountain View Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Covello Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Covello Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Covello Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Covello Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Waitsburg.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covello Cemetery
    • Turner Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Turner Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Turner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Turner Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Waitsburg.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turner Cemetery
    • Blue Mtn. Memorial Garden
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blue Mtn. Memorial Garden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blue Mtn. Memorial Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Blue Mtn. Memorial Garden lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Waitsburg.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mtn. Memorial Garden
    • Ft. Walla Walla Military Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ft. Walla Walla Military Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ft. Walla Walla Military Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ft. Walla Walla Military Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Waitsburg.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ft. Walla Walla Military Cemetery
    • Mt. Hope Cemetery
    • Valley Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Valley Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Valley Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Valley Chapel Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Waitsburg.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Chapel Cemetery
    • Ford Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ford Cemetery
      • Ford Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Waitsburg.
      • Ford Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Ballou Cemetery
      • Valley Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ford Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #38788<4>
    • Old Bones Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Bones Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Bones Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Bones Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Waitsburg.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Bones Cemetery
    • Bowlus Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bowlus Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bowlus Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bowlus Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Waitsburg.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowlus 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Waitsburg had a population of 817 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Waitsburg had a population of 1,254 people.

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

  • Waitsburg [Walla Walla County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waitsburg
    • Waitsburg [Walla Walla County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Waitsburg
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 817 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,254 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Waitsburg had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waitsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waitsburg<3>
  • Huntsville [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsville
    • Huntsville [Columbia County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Waitsburg
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 73 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Huntsville had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntsville
  • Menoken [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Menoken
    • Menoken [Columbia County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Waitsburg
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Menoken had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menoken
  • Coppei [Walla Walla County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coppei
    • Coppei [Walla Walla County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Waitsburg
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Coppei had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coppei have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coppei
  • Prescott [Walla Walla County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prescott
    • Prescott [Walla Walla County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Waitsburg
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 313 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 310 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Prescott had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prescott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prescott
  • Dixie [Walla Walla County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
    • Dixie [Walla Walla County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Waitsburg
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dixie had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dixie<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Alto [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alto
      • Alto [Columbia County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Waitsburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Alto had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alto
    • Gilliam [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilliam
      • Gilliam [Walla Walla County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Waitsburg
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gilliam had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilliam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilliam
    • Dayton [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
      • Dayton [Columbia County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Waitsburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,880 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,477 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dayton had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayton<3>
    • Berryman [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berryman
      • Berryman [Walla Walla County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Waitsburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Berryman had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berryman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berryman
    • Hadley [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hadley
      • Hadley [Walla Walla County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Waitsburg
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hadley had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hadley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hadley
    • Valley Grove [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Grove
      • Valley Grove [Walla Walla County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Waitsburg
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Valley Grove had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Grove
    • Relief [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Relief
      • Relief [Columbia County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Waitsburg
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Relief had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Relief have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Relief
    • Climax [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Climax
      • Climax [Walla Walla County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Waitsburg
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Climax had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Climax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Climax
    • Walla Walla [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walla Walla
      • Walla Walla [Walla Walla County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Waitsburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4,709 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,096 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Walla Walla had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walla Walla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walla Walla<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Waitsburg ...

While our initial data about Waitsburg came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Waitsburg 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 Waitsburg.

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Waitsburg:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Auto Trails Map of Washington (1925)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Mobile Oil Map of Washington (1949)
Published by Mobile Oil Company

We have found Waitsburg in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Waitsburg for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Waitsburg. See our Misc Page for Waitsburg for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Washington

About Walla Walla County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walla Walla County: www.co.walla-walla.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Waitsburg) 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 Waitsburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WaitsburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waitsburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2691, Longitude: -118.1549    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Waitsburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022