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Introduction ...

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 Warm Beach (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 Warm Beach. 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.

Name Variations for Warm Beach ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Warm Beach: Warm Bch.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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.

Warm Beach is located in Snohomish 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 Snohomish County: Chelan, Island, King & Skagit.

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

  • Snohomish County     (The home county of Warm Beach)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Warm Beach, with the one closest to Warm Beach listed first.
    • Florence
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence is located in Snohomish County
    • McKees Beach
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKees Beach
      • McKees Beach is located in Snohomish County
    • Stanwood
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Lake Goodwin
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Goodwin have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Goodwin
      • Lake Goodwin is located in Snohomish County
    • Weallup Lake
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weallup Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weallup Lake
      • Weallup Lake is located in Snohomish County
    • Silvana
      (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Spee-Bi-Dah
      (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spee-Bi-Dah
      • Spee-Bi-Dah is located in Snohomish County
    • Cathan
      (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cathan have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cathan
      • Cathan is located in Snohomish County
    • North Stanwood
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Stanwood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Stanwood
      • North Stanwood is located in Snohomish County
    • John Sam Lake
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for John Sam Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for John Sam Lake
      • John Sam Lake is located in Snohomish County
    • Lakewood
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Smokey Point
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Lake Ketchum
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Ketchum have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Ketchum
      • Lake Ketchum is located in Snohomish County
  • Island County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Warm Beach, with the one closest to Warm Beach listed first.
    • Juniper Beach
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juniper Beach
      • Juniper Beach is located in Island County
    • Camp Diana
      (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Diana
      • Camp Diana is located in Island County
    • Camano
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Langley
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Greenbank
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Bay View
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay View
      • Bay View is located in Island County
    • Clinton
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Freeland
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Oak Harbor
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Coupeville
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • San de Fuca
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San de Fuca
      • San de Fuca is located in Island County
  • Jefferson County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Warm Beach, with the one closest to Warm Beach listed first.
    • Marrowstone
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Nordland
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Port Townsend
      (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Irondale ‑ Historic
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irondale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irondale
      • Irondale is located in Jefferson County
    • Port Hadlock
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Chimacum
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Port Hadlock - Irondale
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Port Ludlow
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Adelma Beach
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adelma Beach
      • Adelma Beach is located in Jefferson County
    • Beaver Valley
      (23 miles [37 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Valley
      • Beaver Valley is located in Jefferson County
    • Gardiner
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the west)
    • Leland
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leland have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leland
      • Leland is located in Jefferson County
  • King County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Warm Beach, with the one closest to Warm Beach listed first.
    • Northwest Snohomish
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northwest Snohomish
      • Northwest Snohomish is located in King County
    • Silver Firs
      (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Firs
      • Silver Firs is located in King County
    • Bothell
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the south)
    • Kenmore
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the south)
    • Lake Forest Park
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the south)
    • North City
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North City
      • North City is located in King County
    • Richmond Highlands
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond Highlands have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond Highlands
      • Richmond Highlands is located in King County
    • Shoreline
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the south)
    • Day City ‑ Historic
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Day City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Day City
      • Day City is located in King County
    • Sheridan Beach
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheridan Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan Beach
      • Sheridan Beach is located in King County
    • Spring Beach
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Beach
      • Spring Beach is located in King County
    • Woodinville
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the south)
    • Evergreen
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
      • Evergreen is located in King County
  • Kitsap County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Warm Beach, with the one closest to Warm Beach listed first.
    • Hansville
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Port Gamble
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Kingston
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the south)
    • Lofall
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lofall
      • Lofall is located in Kitsap County
    • Indianola
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the south)
  • San Juan County
  • Skagit County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Warm Beach, with the one closest to Warm Beach listed first.
    • Conway
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Lake McMurray
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake McMurray
      • Lake McMurray is located in Skagit County
    • Fish Town
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fish Town have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fish Town
      • Fish Town is located in Skagit County
    • Skagit City
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skagit City
      • Skagit City is located in Skagit County
    • Montborne
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montborne
      • Montborne is located in Skagit County
    • La Conner
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Shelter Bay
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelter Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelter Bay
      • Shelter Bay is located in Skagit County
    • Big Lake
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Lake
      • Big Lake is located in Skagit County
    • Mount Vernon
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Swinomish Village
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swinomish Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swinomish Village
      • Swinomish Village is located in Skagit County
    • Lake Cavanaugh
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Cavanaugh have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Cavanaugh
      • Lake Cavanaugh is located in Skagit County
    • Snee Oosh
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snee Oosh have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snee Oosh
      • Snee Oosh is located in Skagit County
    • Burlington
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)

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

Newspapers Published in Warm Beach ...

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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Warm Beach.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Warm Beach, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<3>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Warm Beach.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Warm Beach:

Cemeteries Near Warm Beach ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Warm Beach.

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

The following cemeteries are listed based on their distance from Warm Beach, with the one closest to Warm Beach listed first.

  • Pleasant View Cemetery
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant View Cemetery
  • Our Saviours Lutheran Church Cemetery
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
  • Camano Island Pioneer Cemetery
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Camano Island Pioneer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Camano Island Pioneer Cemetery
  • Camano Lutheran Cemetery
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Scandinavian Cemetery
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • The Scandinavian Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Old Milltown Cemetery
    • Old Milltown Lutheran Cemetery
    • Scandinavian Lutheran Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Scandinavian Cemetery
  • Mission Beach Cemetery
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Marysville Cemetery
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Arlington Municipal Cemetery
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
  • Skagit City Cemetery
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Skagit City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Skagit City Cemetery
  • Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
  • Maple Leaf Cemetery
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Sunnyside Cemetery
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Continue List   (35 more) ...
    • Evergreen Cemetery
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Sound View Cemetery
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sound View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sound View Cemetery
    • Mt. Vernon Cemetery
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Vernon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Vernon 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 Warm Beach in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Warm Beach.

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

  • Florence
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence is located in Snohomish County
  • Stanwood
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
  • Silvana
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
  • Norman
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norman have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norman
    • Norman is located in Snohomish County
  • Tulalip
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tulalip
    • Tulalip is located in Snohomish County
  • Langley
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Edgecomb
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgecomb have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgecomb
    • Edgecomb is located in Snohomish County
  • Arlington
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
  • Bryant
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryant have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryant
    • Bryant is located in Snohomish County
  • Marysville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
  • McMurray
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McMurray have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McMurray
    • McMurray is located in Skagit County
  • Getchell
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Getchell
    • Getchell is located in Snohomish County
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Trafton
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trafton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trafton
      • Trafton is located in Snohomish County
    • Skagit City
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skagit City
      • Skagit City is located in Skagit County
    • Mukilteo
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)

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

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

The official website for Snohomish County: www.co.snohomish.wa.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Warm Beach) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Warm Beach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.1707, Longitude: -122.3646       In this case, the coordinates for Warm Beach have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Warm Beach, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.









 

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