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Our Genealogy Helper for Wishkah ...

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 Wishkah (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 Wishkah. 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 doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the 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.

Wishkah is located in Grays Harbor 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 Grays Harbor County: Jefferson, Lewis, Mason, Pacific & Thurston.

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

  • Grays Harbor County     (The home county of Wishkah)
    • Aberdeen Gardens (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen Gardens
      • Aberdeen Gardens lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Wishkah and is located in Grays Harbor County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aberdeen Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen Gardens
    • Axford (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Axford
      • Axford lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Wishkah and is located in Grays Harbor County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Axford
    • North Aberdeen (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Aberdeen
      • North Aberdeen lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Wishkah and is located in Grays Harbor County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Aberdeen
    • Aberdeen (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
      • Aberdeen lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Wishkah and is located in Grays Harbor County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,827 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<3>
    • Central Park (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Park
      • Central Park lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Wishkah and is located in Grays Harbor County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Park
    • Junction City (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction City
      • Junction City lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Wishkah and is located in Grays Harbor County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
    • South Aberdeen (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Aberdeen
      • South Aberdeen lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Wishkah and is located in Grays Harbor County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Aberdeen
    • Hoquiam (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoquiam
      • Hoquiam lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Wishkah and is located in Grays Harbor County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,699 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoquiam
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoquiam<3>
    • Humptulips (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Cosmopolis (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cosmopolis
      • Cosmopolis lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Wishkah and is located in Grays Harbor County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,680 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cosmopolis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cosmopolis<3>
    • Montesano (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montesano
      • Montesano lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Wishkah and is located in Grays Harbor County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,074 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montesano
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montesano<3>
    • Grays Harbor City (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grays Harbor City
      • Grays Harbor City lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Wishkah and is located in Grays Harbor County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grays Harbor City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grays Harbor City
    • Gray Gables (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gray Gables
      • Gray Gables lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Wishkah and is located in Grays Harbor County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gray Gables have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gray Gables
  • Lewis County
    • Doty (40 miles [64.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Mason County
    • Deckerville (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deckerville
      • Deckerville lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Wishkah and is located in Mason County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deckerville
    • Matlock (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matlock
      • Matlock lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Wishkah and is located in Mason County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matlock
    • Mohrweis (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mohrweis
      • Mohrweis lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Wishkah and is located in Mason County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mohrweis
    • Shelton (32 miles [51.5 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelton
      • Shelton lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Wishkah and is located in Mason County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,955 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelton<3>
    • Potlatch (34 miles [54.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Hoodsport (35 miles [56.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Tahuya (37 miles [59.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Lilliwaup (38 miles [61.2 km] to the northeast)
  • Pacific County
    • Raymond (29 miles [46.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Wishkah and is located in Pacific County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,057 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<3>
    • Tokeland (30 miles [48.3 km] to the south)
    • South Bend (31 miles [49.9 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Bend
      • South Bend lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Wishkah and is located in Pacific County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,731 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Bend
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Bend<3>
    • Bay Center (34 miles [54.7 km] to the south)
    • Lebam (39 miles [62.8 km] to the south)
  • Thurston County
    • Littlerock (38 miles [61.2 km] to the east)
    • Rochester (38 miles [61.2 km] to the southeast)

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

Newspapers Published in Wishkah ...

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 104 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wishkah.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wishkah, there are papers which were published within 35 miles [56.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wishkah.

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 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 Wishkah:

  • 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 Wishkah ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wishkah.

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

  • Fern Hill Cemetery
  • Sunset Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sunset Memorial Park lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Wishkah.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Memorial Park
  • Forest Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forest Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forest Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Forest Hill Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Wishkah.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Hill Cemetery
  • Wynooche Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wynooche Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wynooche Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wynooche Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Wishkah.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wynooche Cemetery
  • Turnow Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Turnow Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Turnow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Turnow Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Wishkah.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnow Cemetery
  • Elma Catholic Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elma Catholic Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elma Catholic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Elma Catholic Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Wishkah.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elma Catholic Cemetery
  • Masonic Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Masonic Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Masonic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Masonic Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Wishkah.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masonic Cemetery
  • Oddfellow Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oddfellow Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oddfellow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Oddfellow Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Wishkah.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oddfellow Cemetery
  • McCleary Pythian Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McCleary Pythian Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McCleary Pythian Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • McCleary Pythian Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Wishkah.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCleary Pythian Cemetery
  • Sharon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sharon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sharon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sharon Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Wishkah.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon Cemetery
  • Washington Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Washington Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Washington Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Washington Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Wishkah.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington 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 Wishkah in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wishkah.

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

  • Aberdeen Junction (Grays Harbor County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen Junction
    • Aberdeen Junction lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Wishkah and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Aberdeen Junction had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aberdeen Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen Junction
  • Axford (Grays Harbor County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Axford
    • Axford lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Wishkah and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Axford had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Axford
  • Hoquiam (Grays Harbor County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoquiam
    • Hoquiam lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Wishkah and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,302 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,699 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hoquiam had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoquiam
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoquiam<3>
  • Aberdeen (Grays Harbor County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
    • Aberdeen lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Wishkah and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,638 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,827 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Aberdeen had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<3>
  • South Aberdeen (Grays Harbor County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Aberdeen
    • South Aberdeen lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Wishkah and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, South Aberdeen had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Aberdeen
  • Cosmopolis (Grays Harbor County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cosmopolis
    • Cosmopolis lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Wishkah and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 287 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,680 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cosmopolis had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cosmopolis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cosmopolis<3>
  • Humptulips (Grays Harbor County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humptulips
    • Humptulips lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Wishkah and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Humptulips had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humptulips
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Humptulips<3>
  • Montesano (Grays Harbor County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montesano
    • Montesano lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Wishkah and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,632 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,074 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Montesano had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montesano
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montesano<3>
  • Melbourne (Grays Harbor County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melbourne
    • Melbourne lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Wishkah and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 30 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Melbourne had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melbourne
  • Satsop (Grays Harbor County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satsop
    • Satsop lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Wishkah and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 40 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Satsop had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Satsop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Satsop
  • Artic (Grays Harbor County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artic
    • Artic lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Wishkah and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Artic had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Artic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artic
  • Markham (Grays Harbor County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Markham
    • Markham lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Wishkah and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 38 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Markham had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Markham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Markham
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Elma (Grays Harbor County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elma
      • Elma lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Wishkah and is located in Grays Harbor County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 345 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,378 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Elma had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elma<3>
    • Matlock (Mason County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matlock
      • Matlock lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Wishkah and is located in Mason County
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Matlock had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matlock
    • Ocosta (Grays Harbor County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocosta
      • Ocosta lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Wishkah and is located in Grays Harbor County
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ocosta had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocosta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocosta

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Wishkah

The Communities of Washington

About Grays Harbor County

About Washington

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

The official website for Grays Harbor County: www.co.grays-harbor.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' (or 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- Wishkah) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wishkah. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1179, Longitude: -123.7721       In this case, the coordinates for Wishkah 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 Wishkah, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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