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Our Genealogy Helper for Wilson Creek ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Wilson Creek (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 Wilson Creek. 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 Wilson Creek ...

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.

Another variation: Wilsoncreek.

  • A typical abbreviation for Wilson Creek: Wilson Crk. (or less commonly used: Wilson Ck. or Wilson Cr.)

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.

Wilson Creek is located in Grant 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 Grant County: Adams, Benton, Douglas, Franklin, Kittitas, Lincoln, Okanogan & Yakima.

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

  • Grant County     (The home county of Wilson Creek)
    • Krupp [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Krupp
      • Krupp [Grant County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Wilson Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Krupp
    • Marlin [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlin
      • Marlin [Grant County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Wilson Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlin
    • Stratford [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stratford
      • Stratford [Grant County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Wilson Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford
    • Banks Lake South [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banks Lake South
      • Banks Lake South [Grant County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Wilson Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banks Lake South
    • Coulee City [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coulee City
      • Coulee City [Grant County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Wilson Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 560 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coulee City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coulee City<2>
    • Soap Lake [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soap Lake
      • Soap Lake [Grant County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Wilson Creek
      • 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<2>
    • Hartline [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartline
      • Hartline [Grant County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Wilson Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartline
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartline<2>
    • Ruff [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruff
      • Ruff [Grant County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Wilson Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruff
    • Lakeview [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Grant County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Wilson Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Moses Lake [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moses Lake
      • Moses Lake [Grant County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Wilson Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moses Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moses Lake<2>
    • Ephrata [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ephrata
      • Ephrata [Grant County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Wilson Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,217 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ephrata
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ephrata<2>
    • Cascade Valley [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascade Valley
      • Cascade Valley [Grant County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Wilson Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cascade Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cascade Valley
    • Mae [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mae
      • Mae [Grant County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Wilson Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mae
  • Adams County
    • Lind [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lind
      • Lind [Adams County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Wilson Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 555 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lind
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lind<2>
    • Ritzville [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ritzville
      • Ritzville [Adams County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Wilson Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,641 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ritzville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ritzville<2>
  • Douglas County
    • Mold [Douglas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mold
      • Mold [Douglas County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Wilson Creek
    • Mansfield [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield
      • Mansfield [Douglas County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Wilson Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 337 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield<2>
    • Coulee Dam [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coulee Dam
      • Coulee Dam [Douglas County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Wilson Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,083 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coulee Dam
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coulee Dam<2>
  • Lincoln County
    • Odessa [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odessa
      • Odessa [Lincoln County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Wilson Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 900 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odessa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Odessa<2>
    • Almira [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almira
      • Almira [Lincoln County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Wilson Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 280 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almira
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Almira<2>
    • Wilbur [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilbur
      • Wilbur [Lincoln County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Wilson Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 864 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilbur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilbur<2>
    • Creston [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creston
      • Creston [Lincoln County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Wilson Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 232 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creston<2>
    • Harrington [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrington
      • Harrington [Lincoln County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Wilson Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 422 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrington<2>
  • Okanogan County
    • Elmer City [Okanogan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmer City
      • Elmer City [Okanogan County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Wilson Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 252 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmer City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmer City<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Wilson Creek ...

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 63 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wilson Creek.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Wilson Creek. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Wilson Creek and those printed in the larger area surrounding Wilson Creek.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Wilson Creek.

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 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 Wilson Creek:

  • 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 Wilson Creek ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wilson Creek.

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

  • Schultz Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Schultz Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Schultz Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Schultz Memorial Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Wilson Creek.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schultz Memorial Cemetery
  • Coulee City Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Coulee City Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Coulee City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Coulee City Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Wilson Creek.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coulee City Cemetery
  • Ammaus Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ammaus Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ammaus Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ammaus Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Wilson Creek.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ammaus Cemetery
  • Kappel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kappel Cemetery
    • Kappel Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Wilson Creek.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kappel Cemetery
  • Tolonen Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tolonen Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tolonen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tolonen Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Wilson Creek.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolonen Cemetery
  • Odessa Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Odessa Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Odessa Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Odessa Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Wilson Creek.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odessa Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Freedensfeld Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Freedensfeld Cemetery
      • The Freedensfeld Cemetery is located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Odessa.More accurately, Freedensfeld Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Wilson Creek.
      • Freedensfeld Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Quast Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedensfeld Cemetery
    • Almira Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Almira Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Almira Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Almira Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Wilson Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almira Cemetery
    • Welsh Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Welsh Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Welsh Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Welsh Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Wilson Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welsh Cemetery
    • St. Andrews Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Andrews Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Andrews Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Andrews Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Wilson Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Andrews Cemetery
    • Highland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Highland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Highland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Highland Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Wilson Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Cemetery
    • Mold Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mold Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mold Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mold Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Wilson Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mold Cemetery
    • Wheat Ridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wheat Ridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wheat Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wheat Ridge Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Wilson Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheat Ridge Cemetery
    • Danish Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Danish Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Danish Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Danish Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Wilson Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danish Cemetery
    • St. Johns Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Johns Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Wilson Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns 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.<4>

While we didn't find Wilson Creek in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wilson Creek.

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

  • Almira [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almira
    • Almira [Lincoln County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Wilson Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 280 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Almira had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almira
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Almira<2>
  • Saint Andrews [Douglas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Andrews
    • Saint Andrews [Douglas County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Wilson Creek
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Saint Andrews had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Andrews have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Andrews
  • Govan [Lincoln County] - Historic
    • While Govan was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Govan
    • Govan [Lincoln County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Wilson Creek
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Govan had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Govan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Wilson Creek ...

While our initial data about Wilson Creek came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Wilson Creek in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Wilson Creek.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Auto Trails Map of Washington (1925)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Mobile Oil Map of Washington (1949)
Published by Mobile Oil Company

We have found Wilson Creek in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Wilson Creek for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Grant County: www.co.grant.wa.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wilson Creek) 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 Wilson Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wilson CreekOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilson Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.4239, Longitude: -119.1217    
<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>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 Wilson Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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