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Our Genealogy Helper for Winthrop ...

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 Winthrop (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 Winthrop. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Winthrop is located in Okanogan 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 Okanogan County: Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, Lincoln, Skagit & Whatcom.

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

  • Okanogan County     (The home county of Winthrop)
    • Twisp (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twisp
      • Twisp lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Winthrop and is located in Okanogan County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 988 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twisp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Twisp<2>
    • Mazama (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Carlton (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Conconully (20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conconully
      • Conconully lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Winthrop and is located in Okanogan County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conconully
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conconully<2>
    • Ruby (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
      • Ruby was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Winthrop and is located in Okanogan County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruby have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Methow (25 miles [40.2 km] to the south)
    • Malott (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Okanogan (28 miles [45.1 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okanogan
      • Okanogan lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Winthrop and is located in Okanogan County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,607 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okanogan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okanogan<2>
    • Omak (30 miles [48.3 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Omak
      • Omak lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Winthrop and is located in Okanogan County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,827 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omak
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Omak<2>
    • Riverside (31 miles [49.9 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
      • Riverside lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Winthrop and is located in Okanogan County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
    • Brewster (32 miles [51.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brewster
      • Brewster lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Winthrop and is located in Okanogan County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brewster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brewster<2>
    • Pateros (32 miles [51.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pateros
      • Pateros lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Winthrop and is located in Okanogan County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 721 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pateros
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pateros<2>
  • Chelan County
    • Stehekin (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Manson (40 miles [64.4 km] to the south)
  • Douglas County
    • Bridgeport (40 miles [64.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
      • Bridgeport lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Winthrop and is located in Douglas County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,585 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Winthrop ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Winthrop.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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

  • 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 Winthrop ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Winthrop.

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

  • Sullivan Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sullivan Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sullivan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullivan Cemetery
  • Beaver Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beaver Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beaver Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Beaver Creek Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Winthrop.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek Cemetery
  • Ruby Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ruby Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ruby Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ruby Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Winthrop.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby Cemetery
  • Chiliwist Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chiliwist Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chiliwist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Chiliwist Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Winthrop.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chiliwist Cemetery
  • Methow Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Methow Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Methow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Methow Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Winthrop.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Methow Cemetery
  • Clover Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clover Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clover Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Clover Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Winthrop.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover Cemetery
  • Okanogan Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Okanogan Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Okanogan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Okanogan Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Winthrop.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okanogan Cemetery
  • Okanogan Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Okanogan Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Okanogan Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Okanogan Memorial Gardens lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Winthrop.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okanogan Memorial Gardens
  • Omak Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Omak Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Omak Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Omak Memorial Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Winthrop.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omak Memorial 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Winthrop had a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Winthrop had a population of 492 people.

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

  • Winthrop (Okanogan County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winthrop
    • Winthrop lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Winthrop and is located in Okanogan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 492 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Winthrop had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winthrop
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winthrop<2>
  • Conconully (Okanogan County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conconully
    • Conconully lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Winthrop and is located in Okanogan County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 232 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Conconully had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conconully
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conconully<2>
  • Loop Loop (Okanogan County) - Historic
    • While Loop Loop was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loop Loop
    • Loop Loop was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Winthrop and is located in Okanogan County
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Loop Loop had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loop Loop have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Ruby (Okanogan County) - Historic
    • While Ruby was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
    • Ruby was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Winthrop and is located in Okanogan County
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 207 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ruby had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruby have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Malott (Okanogan County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malott
    • Malott lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Winthrop and is located in Okanogan County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Malott had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malott
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malott<2>
  • Ophir (Okanogan County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ophir
    • Ophir lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Winthrop and is located in Okanogan County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ophir had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ophir have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ophir

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

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

The official website for Okanogan County: www.okanogancounty.org/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Winthrop) 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 Winthrop. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WinthropOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winthrop. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.4784, Longitude: -120.1846    
<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 Winthrop, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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