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Our Genealogy Helper for West Seattle ...

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 West Seattle (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 West Seattle. 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 West Seattle ...

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 West Seattle: W. Seattle

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

West Seattle is located in King 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 King County: Chelan, Kittitas, Pierce & Snohomish.

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

  • King County     (The home county of West Seattle)
    • Alki [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alki
      • Alki [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of West Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alki
    • Seattle [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seattle
      • Seattle [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of West Seattle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 769,714 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seattle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seattle<2>
    • White Center [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Center
      • White Center [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of West Seattle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Center
    • Columbia City [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia City
      • Columbia City [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of West Seattle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia City
    • Hillman City [King County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillman City
      • Hillman City [King County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of West Seattle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillman City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Seward Park [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seward Park
      • Seward Park [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of West Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seward Park
    • Fremont [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fremont
      • Fremont [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of West Seattle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fremont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont
    • Riverton-Boulevard Park [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton-Boulevard Park
      • Riverton-Boulevard Park [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of West Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton-Boulevard Park
    • Vashon Heights [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vashon Heights
      • Vashon Heights [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of West Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vashon Heights
    • Mercer Island Town [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mercer Island Town
      • Mercer Island Town [King County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of West Seattle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mercer Island Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mercer Island Town
    • Mercer Island [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mercer Island
      • Mercer Island [King County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of West Seattle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,912 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mercer Island
    • Medina [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medina
      • Medina [King County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of West Seattle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,308 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medina have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medina
    • Burien [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burien
      • Burien [King County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of West Seattle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burien
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burien<2>
  • Island County
    • Clinton [Island County]
    • Bay View [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay View
      • Bay View [Island County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of West Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay View
    • Freeland [Island County]
    • Langley [Island County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Langley
      • Langley [Island County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of West Seattle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,148 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Langley<2>
    • Greenbank [Island County]
  • Jefferson County
    • Brinnon [Jefferson County]
    • Port Ludlow [Jefferson County]
    • Quilcene [Jefferson County]
    • Beaver Valley [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Valley
      • Beaver Valley [Jefferson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of West Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Valley
    • Chimacum [Jefferson County]
    • Marrowstone [Jefferson County]
    • Nordland [Jefferson County]
    • Port Hadlock [Jefferson County]
  • Kitsap County
    • Yeomalt [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yeomalt
      • Yeomalt [Kitsap County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of West Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yeomalt
    • Southworth [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southworth
      • Southworth [Kitsap County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of West Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southworth
    • Fort Ward [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Ward
      • Fort Ward [Kitsap County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of West Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Ward
    • Bainbridge Island [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bainbridge Island
      • Bainbridge Island [Kitsap County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of West Seattle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,358 people
      • Bainbridge Island has also been known as:
      • Winslow
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bainbridge Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bainbridge Island<2>
    • South Colby [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Colby
      • South Colby [Kitsap County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of West Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Colby
    • Colby [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colby
      • Colby [Kitsap County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of West Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colby
    • Colchester [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colchester
      • Colchester [Kitsap County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of West Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colchester
    • Manchester [Kitsap County]
    • Manitou Beach [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manitou Beach
      • Manitou Beach [Kitsap County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of West Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manitou Beach
    • Rolling Bay [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Bay
      • Rolling Bay [Kitsap County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of West Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Bay
    • South Park Village [Kitsap County]
    • Parkwood [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkwood
      • Parkwood [Kitsap County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of West Seattle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkwood
    • Retsil [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Retsil
      • Retsil [Kitsap County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of West Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Retsil
  • Mason County
  • Pierce County
    • Dash Point [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dash Point
      • Dash Point [Pierce County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of West Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dash Point
    • Wauna [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wauna
      • Wauna [Pierce County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of West Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wauna
    • Ruston [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruston
      • Ruston [Pierce County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of West Seattle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 848 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruston
    • Gig Harbor [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gig Harbor
      • Gig Harbor [Pierce County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of West Seattle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,873 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gig Harbor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gig Harbor<2>
    • Northeast Tacoma [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northeast Tacoma
      • Northeast Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of West Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northeast Tacoma
    • Rosedale [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
      • Rosedale [Pierce County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of West Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
    • Artondale [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artondale
      • Artondale [Pierce County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of West Seattle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Artondale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artondale
    • Edgewood [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewood
      • Edgewood [Pierce County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of West Seattle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,410 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgewood<2>
    • Gardenville [Pierce County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardenville
      • Gardenville [Pierce County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of West Seattle
    • Tacoma [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tacoma
      • Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of West Seattle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<2>
    • Fife [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fife
      • Fife [Pierce County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of West Seattle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,458 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fife
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fife<2>
    • Fircrest [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fircrest
      • Fircrest [Pierce County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of West Seattle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,884 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fircrest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fircrest<2>
    • Cromwell [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cromwell
      • Cromwell [Pierce County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of West Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cromwell
  • Snohomish County
    • Brier [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brier
      • Brier [Snohomish County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of West Seattle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,955 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brier<2>
    • Esperance [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esperance
      • Esperance [Snohomish County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of West Seattle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Esperance have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Esperance
    • Mountlake Terrace [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountlake Terrace
      • Mountlake Terrace [Snohomish County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of West Seattle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountlake Terrace
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountlake Terrace<2>
    • Woodway [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodway
      • Woodway [Snohomish County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of West Seattle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,391 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodway have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodway
    • Edmonds [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edmonds
      • Edmonds [Snohomish County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of West Seattle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,515 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edmonds
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edmonds<2>
    • Lynnwood [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynnwood
      • Lynnwood [Snohomish County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of West Seattle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,042 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynnwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lynnwood<2>
    • Canyon Park [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon Park
      • Canyon Park [Snohomish County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of West Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canyon Park
    • Alderwood Manor [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderwood Manor
      • Alderwood Manor [Snohomish County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of West Seattle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alderwood Manor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderwood Manor
    • North Creek [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Creek
      • North Creek [Snohomish County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of West Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Creek
    • Martha Lake [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martha Lake
      • Martha Lake [Snohomish County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of West Seattle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martha Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martha Lake
    • Picnic Point-North Lynnwood [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Picnic Point-North Lynnwood
      • Picnic Point-North Lynnwood [Snohomish County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of West Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Picnic Point-North Lynnwood
    • Maltby [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maltby
      • Maltby [Snohomish County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of West Seattle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maltby
    • Echo Lake [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Lake
      • Echo Lake [Snohomish County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of West Seattle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo Lake

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of West Seattle ...

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 676 newspapers that have been published in the area around West Seattle.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of West Seattle. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of West Seattle and those printed in the larger area surrounding West Seattle.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 9 miles [14.5 km] of West Seattle.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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

  • 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 West Seattle ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of West Seattle.

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

  • Forest Lawn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forest Lawn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forest Lawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Lawn Cemetery
  • Comet Lodge Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Comet Lodge Cemetery
    • Comet Lodge Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Georgetown Cemetery
    • Graham Street Burying Ground
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comet Lodge Cemetery
  • Lake View Cemetery
  • Gar Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gar Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gar Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gar Cemetery
  • Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery
  • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Ft. Blakely Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ft. Blakely Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ft. Blakely Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ft. Blakely Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of West Seattle.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ft. Blakely Cemetery
    • Ft. Lawton Military Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ft. Lawton Military Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ft. Lawton Military Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ft. Lawton Military Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of West Seattle.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ft. Lawton Military Cemetery
    • Episcopal Church Of The Holy Spirit Memory Garden
    • Highview Recreational Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Highview Recreational Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Highview Recreational Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Highview Recreational Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of West Seattle.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highview Recreational Cemetery
    • Riverton Crest Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverton Crest Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverton Crest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Riverton Crest Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of West Seattle.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton Crest Cemetery
    • Calvary Catholic Cemetery
    • Sedgwick Cemetery
    • Crown Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crown Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crown Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Crown Hill Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of West Seattle.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown Hill Cemetery
    • Washington Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Washington Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Washington Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Washington Memorial Park lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of West Seattle.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington Memorial Park

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, West Seattle had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • West Seattle [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Seattle
    • West Seattle [King County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of West Seattle
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, West Seattle had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Seattle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Seattle
  • Van Asselt [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Asselt
    • Van Asselt [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of West Seattle
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Van Asselt had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Van Asselt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Asselt
  • Seattle [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seattle
    • Seattle [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of West Seattle
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42,873 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 769,714 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Seattle had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seattle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seattle<2>
  • Fremont [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fremont
    • Fremont [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of West Seattle
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 802 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fremont had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fremont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont
  • Ross [King County] - Historic
    • While Ross was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ross
    • Ross [King County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of West Seattle
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 218 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ross had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ross have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Duwamish [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duwamish
    • Duwamish [King County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of West Seattle
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Duwamish had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duwamish have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duwamish
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    • Edgewater [King County] - Historic
      • While Edgewater was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater
      • Edgewater [King County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of West Seattle
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 191 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Edgewater had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Port Blakely [Kitsap County] - Historic
      • While Port Blakely was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Blakely
      • Port Blakely [Kitsap County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of West Seattle
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 643 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Port Blakely had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Blakely have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ballard [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballard
      • Ballard [King County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of West Seattle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,173 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ballard had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ballard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballard
    • Colby [Kitsap County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colby
      • Colby [Kitsap County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of West Seattle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 44 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Colby had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colby
    • Sunnydale [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnydale
      • Sunnydale [King County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of West Seattle
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sunnydale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnydale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnydale
    • Latona [King County] - Historic
      • While Latona was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latona
      • Latona [King County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of West Seattle
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Latona had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Latona have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ravenna [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenna
      • Ravenna [King County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of West Seattle
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ravenna had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravenna have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenna
    • Vashon [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vashon
      • Vashon [King County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of West Seattle
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vashon had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vashon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vashon<2>
    • Renton [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renton
      • Renton [King County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of West Seattle
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 406 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 101,494 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Renton had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Renton<2>

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

Mentions & References for West Seattle

Visit our Community Index for Washington

About King County

About Washington

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

The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Seattle) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Seattle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5709, Longitude: -122.3865       In this case, the coordinates for West Seattle have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about West Seattle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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