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Our Genealogy Helper for Walla Walla ...

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 Walla Walla (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 Walla Walla. 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 doctors and 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.

Walla Walla is located in Walla Walla County and is the County Seat.

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 Walla Walla. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Walla Walla:

  • Walla Walla County     (The home county of Walla Walla)
    • College Place [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College Place
      • College Place [Walla Walla County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Walla Walla
      • 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<2>
    • Garrett [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garrett
      • Garrett [Walla Walla County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Walla Walla
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garrett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Walla Walla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mojonnier
    • Kibler [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kibler
      • Kibler [Walla Walla County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Walla Walla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kibler
    • Calhounville [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhounville
      • Calhounville [Walla Walla County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Walla Walla
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calhounville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhounville
    • Dixie [Walla Walla County]
    • Rulo [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rulo
      • Rulo [Walla Walla County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Walla Walla
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rulo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rulo
    • Lowden [Walla Walla County]
    • Paddock [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paddock
      • Paddock [Walla Walla County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Walla Walla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paddock
    • Touchet [Walla Walla County]
    • Prescott [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prescott
      • Prescott [Walla Walla County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Walla Walla
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 310 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prescott have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prescott
    • Waitsburg [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waitsburg
      • Waitsburg [Walla Walla County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Walla Walla
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,254 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waitsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waitsburg<2>
    • Clyde [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
      • Clyde [Walla Walla County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Walla Walla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
  • Benton County
    • Kennewick [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennewick
      • Kennewick [Benton County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Walla Walla
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 84,515 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennewick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennewick<2>
  • Columbia County
    • Huntsville [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsville
      • Huntsville [Columbia County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Walla Walla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntsville
    • Menoken [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Menoken
      • Menoken [Columbia County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Walla Walla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menoken
    • Dayton [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
      • Dayton [Columbia County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Walla Walla
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayton<2>
    • Relief [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Relief
      • Relief [Columbia County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Walla Walla
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Relief have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Walla Walla
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starbuck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Starbuck<2>
  • Franklin County
    • Pasco [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pasco
      • Pasco [Franklin County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Walla Walla
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 77,095 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pasco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pasco<2>
  • Umatilla County (OR)
    • Calhounville [Umatilla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhounville
      • Calhounville [Umatilla County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Walla Walla
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calhounville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhounville
    • Milton-Freewater [Umatilla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton-Freewater
      • Milton-Freewater [Umatilla County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Walla Walla
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton-Freewater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton-Freewater<2>
    • Umapine [Umatilla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Umapine
      • Umapine [Umatilla County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Walla Walla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Umapine
    • Blue Mountain [Umatilla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mountain
      • Blue Mountain [Umatilla County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Walla Walla
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Walla Walla
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 650 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weston<2>
    • Athena [Umatilla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athena
      • Athena [Umatilla County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Walla Walla
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,140 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athena have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athena<2>
    • Helix [Umatilla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helix
      • Helix [Umatilla County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Walla Walla
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 191 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helix have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helix
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helix<2>
    • Bingham Springs [Umatilla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bingham Springs
      • Bingham Springs [Umatilla County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Walla Walla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bingham Springs
    • Tollgate [Umatilla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tollgate
      • Tollgate [Umatilla County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Walla Walla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tollgate
    • Adams [Umatilla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adams
      • Adams [Umatilla County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Walla Walla
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 359 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adams have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adams
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Adams<2>
    • Cayuse [Umatilla County]
    • Kirkpatrick [Umatilla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkpatrick
      • Kirkpatrick [Umatilla County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Walla Walla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkpatrick
    • Pendleton [Umatilla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pendleton
      • Pendleton [Umatilla County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Walla Walla
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,593 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pendleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pendleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pendleton<2>
  • Union County (OR)
    • Elgin [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Union County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Walla Walla
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,801 people
      • Former names for Elgin:
      • Fish Trap
      • Indian Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Walla Walla ...

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 118 newspapers that have been published in the area around Walla Walla.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

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

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 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 Walla Walla:

  • 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 Walla Walla ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Walla Walla.

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

  • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ft. Walla Walla Military Cemetery
  • Mountain View 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Chapel Cemetery
  • Ford Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ford Cemetery
    • Ford Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Walla Walla.
    • 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>
  • Continue List ...
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bowlus Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Walla Walla.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowlus Cemetery
    • Old City Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old City Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old City Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Walla Walla.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old City Cemetery
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • IOOF Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Walla Walla.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on IOOF 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ivy Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Walla Walla.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivy Cemetery
    • Weston Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Weston Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Weston Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Weston Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Walla Walla.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston Cemetery
    • Athena Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Athena Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Athena Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Athena Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Walla Walla.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athena Cemetery
    • Hyatt Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hyatt Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hyatt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hyatt Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Walla Walla.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hyatt 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bundy Hollow Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Walla Walla.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bundy Hollow Cemetery
    • Key Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Key Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Key Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Key Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Walla Walla.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Key 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 Walla Walla had a population of 4,709 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Walla Walla had a population of 33,096 people.

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

  • Walla Walla [Walla Walla County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walla Walla
    • Walla Walla [Walla Walla County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Walla Walla
    • 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<2>
  • Valley Grove [Walla Walla County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Grove
    • Valley Grove [Walla Walla County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Walla Walla
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Grove
  • Spofford [Umatilla County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spofford
    • Spofford [Umatilla County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Walla Walla
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Spofford had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spofford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spofford
  • Hadley [Walla Walla County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hadley
    • Hadley [Walla Walla County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Walla Walla
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hadley
  • Gilliam [Walla Walla County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilliam
    • Gilliam [Walla Walla County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Walla Walla
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilliam
  • Berryman [Walla Walla County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berryman
    • Berryman [Walla Walla County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Walla Walla
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berryman
  • Continue List ...
    • Dixie [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
      • Dixie [Walla Walla County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Walla Walla
      • 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<2>
    • Rulo [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rulo
      • Rulo [Walla Walla County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Walla Walla
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rulo had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rulo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rulo
    • Blue Mountain [Umatilla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mountain
      • Blue Mountain [Umatilla County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Walla Walla
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blue Mountain had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain
    • Climax [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Climax
      • Climax [Walla Walla County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Walla Walla
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Climax
    • Downing [Umatilla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downing
      • Downing [Umatilla County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Walla Walla
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Downing had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Downing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downing
    • Coppei [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coppei
      • Coppei [Walla Walla County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Walla Walla
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coppei
    • Touchet [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Touchet
      • Touchet [Walla Walla County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Walla Walla
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 58 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Touchet had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Touchet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Touchet<2>
    • Waitsburg [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waitsburg
      • Waitsburg [Walla Walla County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Walla Walla
      • 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<2>
    • Prescott [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prescott
      • Prescott [Walla Walla County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Walla Walla
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Walla Walla. See our List of 1890's Communities around Walla Walla.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Walla Walla ...

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

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.

Note for Walla Walla:
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 Walla Walla in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Walla Walla for more information.

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

Visit our Community Index for Washington

About Walla Walla County

About Washington

The official website for Walla Walla: www.ci.walla-walla.wa.us/

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 '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- Walla Walla) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Walla Walla. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Walla WallaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walla Walla. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.0660, Longitude: -118.3440    
<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 Walla Walla, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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