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

Wiley City, Washington

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

















Our Genealogy Helper for Wiley City ...

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 Wiley City (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 Wiley City. 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 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.

Wiley City is located in Yakima 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 Yakima County: Benton, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Pierce & Skamania.

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

  • Yakima County     (The home county of Wiley City)
    • Ahtanum (less than 2 miles to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ahtanum
      • Ahtanum lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Wiley City and is located in Yakima County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ahtanum
    • Summitview (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summitview
      • Summitview lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Wiley City and is located in Yakima County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summitview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summitview
    • West Valley (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Valley
      • West Valley lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Wiley City and is located in Yakima County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Valley
    • Gromore (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gromore
      • Gromore lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Wiley City and is located in Yakima County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gromore
    • South Broadway (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Broadway
      • South Broadway lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Wiley City and is located in Yakima County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Broadway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Broadway
    • Fruitvale (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruitvale
      • Fruitvale lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Wiley City and is located in Yakima County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fruitvale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruitvale
    • Gleed (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Yakima (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yakima
      • Yakima lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Wiley City and is located in Yakima County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,322 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yakima
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yakima<3>
    • Union Gap (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Gap
      • Union Gap lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Wiley City and is located in Yakima County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,160 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union Gap<3>
    • Cowiche (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Eschbach (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eschbach
      • Eschbach lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Wiley City and is located in Yakima County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eschbach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eschbach
    • Parker (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parker
      • Parker lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Wiley City and is located in Yakima County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parker
  • Grant County
    • Desert Aire (35 miles [56.3 km] to the east)
    • Mattawa (37 miles [59.5 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mattawa
      • Mattawa lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Wiley City and is located in Grant County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,112 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mattawa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mattawa<3>
    • Beverly (39 miles [62.8 km] to the northeast)
  • Kittitas County
    • Hillside Siding (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillside Siding
      • Hillside Siding lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Wiley City and is located in Kittitas County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside Siding
    • Ellensburg (31 miles [49.9 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellensburg
      • Ellensburg lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Wiley City 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>
    • Kittitas (31 miles [49.9 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kittitas
      • Kittitas lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Wiley City 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>
    • Thorp (35 miles [56.3 km] to the north)

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

Newspapers Published in Wiley City ...

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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wiley City.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wiley City, there are papers which were published within 31 miles [49.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wiley City.

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 Wiley City:

  • 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 Wiley City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wiley City.

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

  • Emeunot Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Emeunot Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Emeunot Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emeunot Cemetery
  • Sloutier Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sloutier Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sloutier Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sloutier Cemetery
  • West Hills Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Hills Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Hills Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Hills Memorial Gardens
  • Saluskin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Saluskin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Saluskin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saluskin Cemetery
  • Yemowat Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Yemowat Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Yemowat Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yemowat Cemetery
  • Wah-Lal-La-Kite Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wah-Lal-La-Kite Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wah-Lal-La-Kite Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wah-Lal-La-Kite Cemetery
  • Tahoma Cemetery
  • Calvary Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary Cemetery
  • Pioneer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pioneer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pioneer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pioneer Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Wiley City.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer Cemetery
  • Terrace Heights Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Terrace Heights Memorial Park
    • The Terrace Heights Memorial Park is a very large cemetery that is located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Yakima.More precisely, Terrace Heights Memorial Park lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Wiley City.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrace Heights Memorial Park
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #175171<4>
  • St. Marys Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Marys Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Wiley City.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marys Cemetery
  • Holland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Holland Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Wiley City.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holland Cemetery
  • Continue List   (26 more) ...
    • Yesmowit Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Yesmowit Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Yesmowit Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Yesmowit Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Wiley City.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yesmowit Cemetery
    • Holy Rosary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Rosary Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holy Rosary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Holy Rosary Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Wiley City.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Rosary Cemetery
    • Wenas Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wenas Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wenas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wenas Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Wiley City.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wenas 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 Wiley City in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wiley City.

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

  • Ahtanum (Yakima County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ahtanum
    • Ahtanum lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Wiley City and is located in Yakima County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ahtanum had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ahtanum
  • Yakima (Yakima County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yakima
    • Yakima lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Wiley City and is located in Yakima County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 196 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,322 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Yakima had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yakima
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yakima<3>
  • Cowiche (Yakima County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowiche
    • Cowiche lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Wiley City and is located in Yakima County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cowiche had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowiche
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowiche<3>
  • Parker (Yakima County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parker
    • Parker lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Wiley City and is located in Yakima County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Parker had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parker
  • Selah (Yakima County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selah
    • Selah lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Wiley City and is located in Yakima County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,138 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Selah had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selah
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selah<3>
  • Tampico (Yakima County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tampico
    • Tampico lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Wiley City and is located in Yakima County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tampico had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tampico
  • Moxee (Yakima County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moxee
    • Moxee lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Wiley City and is located in Yakima County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,398 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Moxee had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moxee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moxee<3>
  • Roza (Kittitas County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roza
    • Roza lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Wiley City and is located in Kittitas County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Roza had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roza have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roza
  • Toppenish (Yakima County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toppenish
    • Toppenish lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Wiley City and is located in Yakima County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,766 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Toppenish had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toppenish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toppenish<3>
  • Wenas (Yakima County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wenas
    • Wenas lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Wiley City and is located in Yakima County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Wenas had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wenas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wenas
  • Umtanum (Kittitas County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Umtanum
    • Umtanum lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Wiley City and is located in Kittitas County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Umtanum had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Umtanum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Umtanum
  • Thrall (Kittitas County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thrall
    • Thrall lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Wiley City and is located in Kittitas County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thrall had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thrall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thrall
  • Holmes (Kittitas County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holmes
    • Holmes lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Wiley City and is located in Kittitas County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Holmes had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holmes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holmes

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Wiley City

Find a Community in Washington

About Yakima County

About Washington

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

The official website for Yakima County: www.pan.co.yakima.wa.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wiley City) 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 Wiley City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wiley CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wiley City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5515, Longitude: -120.6492       In this case, the coordinates for Wiley City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Wiley City, 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