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

Wenatchee, Washington
(Chelan County)

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

















Our Genealogy Helper for Wenatchee ...

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 Wenatchee (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 Wenatchee. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Wenatchee is located in Chelan 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 Chelan County: Douglas, King, Kittitas, Okanogan, Skagit & Snohomish.

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

  • Chelan County     (The home county of Wenatchee)
    • Appleyard (less than 2 miles to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Appleyard
      • Appleyard lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Wenatchee and is located in Chelan County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleyard
    • West Wenatchee (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Wenatchee
      • West Wenatchee lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Wenatchee and is located in Chelan County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Wenatchee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Wenatchee
    • Sunnyslope (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyslope
      • Sunnyslope lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Wenatchee and is located in Chelan County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyslope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyslope
    • Monitor (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Malaga (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Cashmere (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cashmere
      • Cashmere lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Wenatchee and is located in Chelan County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,160 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cashmere
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cashmere<3>
    • Dryden (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Peshastin (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Entiat (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Entiat
      • Entiat lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Wenatchee and is located in Chelan County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,287 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Entiat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Entiat<3>
    • Leavenworth (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leavenworth
      • Leavenworth lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Wenatchee and is located in Chelan County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leavenworth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leavenworth<3>
    • Ardenvoir (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
    • Plain (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Douglas County
    • East Wenatchee Bench (less than 2 miles to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Wenatchee Bench
      • East Wenatchee Bench lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Wenatchee and is located in Douglas County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Wenatchee Bench have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Wenatchee Bench
    • East Wenatchee (less than 2 miles to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Wenatchee
      • East Wenatchee lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Wenatchee and is located in Douglas County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,012 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Wenatchee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Wenatchee<3>
    • Rock Island (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Island
      • Rock Island lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Wenatchee and is located in Douglas County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,310 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Island<3>
    • Orondo (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Palisades (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palisades
      • Palisades lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Wenatchee and is located in Douglas County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palisades
    • Waterville (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterville
      • Waterville lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Wenatchee and is located in Douglas County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,197 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterville<3>
    • Okanogan City (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okanogan City
      • Okanogan City was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Wenatchee and is located in Douglas County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Okanogan City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Withrow (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Withrow
      • Withrow lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Wenatchee and is located in Douglas County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Withrow
  • Grant County
    • Quincy (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quincy
      • Quincy lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Wenatchee and is located in Grant County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,387 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quincy<3>
    • George (32 miles [51.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for George
      • George lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Wenatchee and is located in Grant County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 517 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on George
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for George<3>
    • Ephrata (36 miles [57.9 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ephrata
      • Ephrata lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Wenatchee and is located in Grant County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,217 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ephrata
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ephrata<3>
    • Soap Lake (38 miles [61.2 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soap Lake
      • Soap Lake lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Wenatchee and is located in Grant County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,608 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soap Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Soap Lake<3>
  • Kittitas County
    • Liberty (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Wenatchee and is located in Kittitas County
      • Former names for Liberty:
      • Meaghersville
      • Williams Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Thorp (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Kittitas (30 miles [48.3 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kittitas
      • Kittitas lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Wenatchee and is located in Kittitas County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,521 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kittitas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kittitas<3>
    • Teanaway (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teanaway
      • Teanaway lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Wenatchee and is located in Kittitas County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teanaway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teanaway
    • Ellensburg (31 miles [49.9 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellensburg
      • Ellensburg lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Wenatchee and is located in Kittitas County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,576 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellensburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellensburg<3>
    • Cle Elum (33 miles [53.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cle Elum
      • Cle Elum lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Wenatchee and is located in Kittitas County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,098 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cle Elum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cle Elum<3>
    • South Cle Elum (33 miles [53.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Cle Elum
      • South Cle Elum lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Wenatchee and is located in Kittitas County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 565 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Cle Elum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Cle Elum<3>
    • Roslyn (34 miles [54.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roslyn
      • Roslyn lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Wenatchee and is located in Kittitas County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 972 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roslyn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roslyn<3>
    • Ronald (35 miles [56.3 km] to the west)
    • Vantage (36 miles [57.9 km] to the southeast)

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Wenatchee ...

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 66 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wenatchee.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Wenatchee. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Wenatchee and those printed in the larger area surrounding Wenatchee.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 38 miles [61.2 km] of Wenatchee.

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 websites either 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 Wenatchee:

  • 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 Washington

Cemeteries Near Wenatchee ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wenatchee.

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

  • Evergreen Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evergreen Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Evergreen Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Memorial Park
  • Wenatchee City Cemetery
  • Hamilton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hamilton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hamilton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton Cemetery
  • Valley View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Valley View Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Valley View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley View Cemetery
  • Sunnyslope Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunnyslope Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunnyslope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyslope Cemetery
  • Stemilt Hill Cemetery
  • South Side Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the South Side Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the South Side Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • South Side Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Wenatchee.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Side Cemetery
  • Cashmere Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cashmere Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cashmere Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cashmere Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Wenatchee.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cashmere Cemetery
  • Orondo Community Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Orondo Community Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Orondo Community Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Orondo Community Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Wenatchee.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orondo Community Cemetery
  • Badger Mtn. Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Badger Mtn. Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Badger Mtn. Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Badger Mtn. Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Wenatchee.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Badger Mtn. Cemetery
  • Entiat Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Entiat Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Entiat Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Entiat Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Wenatchee.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Entiat Cemetery
  • Peshastin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Peshastin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Peshastin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Peshastin Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Wenatchee.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peshastin Cemetery
  • Continue List   (22 more) ...
    • Waterville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Waterville Cemetery
      • Waterville Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Wenatchee.
      • Waterville Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Fraternity Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterville Cemetery
    • Slack Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Slack Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Slack Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Slack Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Wenatchee.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slack Cemetery
    • Leavenworth Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Leavenworth Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Leavenworth Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Leavenworth Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Wenatchee.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leavenworth 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 in 1895, Wenatchee had a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Wenatchee had a population of 34,219 people.

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

  • Wenatchee (Chelan County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wenatchee
    • Wenatchee lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Wenatchee and is located in Chelan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,219 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wenatchee had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wenatchee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wenatchee<3>
  • Orondo (Douglas County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orondo
    • Orondo lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Wenatchee and is located in Douglas County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Orondo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orondo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orondo<3>
  • Peshastin (Chelan County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peshastin
    • Peshastin lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Wenatchee and is located in Chelan County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Peshastin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peshastin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peshastin<3>
  • Douglas (Douglas County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglas
    • Douglas lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Wenatchee and is located in Douglas County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Douglas had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Douglas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglas
  • Waterville (Douglas County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterville
    • Waterville lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Wenatchee and is located in Douglas County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 293 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,197 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Waterville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterville<3>
  • Thorp (Kittitas County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorp
    • Thorp lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Wenatchee and is located in Kittitas County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thorp had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorp
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thorp<3>

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Wenatchee

Communities in Washington

About Chelan County

About Washington

The official website for Wenatchee: www.cityofwenatchee.com/

The official website for Chelan County: www.co.chelan.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wenatchee) 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 Wenatchee. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WenatcheeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wenatchee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.4251, Longitude: -120.3150    
<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 Wenatchee, 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: 18 Sep 2022