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The location of Washington













Welcome to Washington ...

The city of Washington is located in Washington County and is the County Seat for Washington County.

The location of Washington has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Washington has a population of 1,062 people<2> (see below for details).

The origin (or the toponymy) of Washington: Named for George Washington (1732-1799), Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army for the American Revolutionary War and the first U.S. President.

Washington is 1,310 feet [399 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Washington lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Washington: (785)

The ZIP code for Washington: 66968<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Washington had a population of 1,131 people (or 19.5% of the total population of Washington County). This makes Washington the county's most populous community.

The population of Washington represents 0.04% of the population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 184th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,131 people, the population of Washington decreased 7.52% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,223 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Washington had an population of 1,062 people. This is a decrease of 6.1% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.16% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Washington.

Communities near Washington ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Hanover   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Washington

Waterville   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Washington

Located in Marshall County

Linn   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of Washington

Greenleaf   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Washington

Barnes   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Washington

aka:; aka:   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of Washington

Endicott   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Washington

Located in Jefferson County (NE)

Palmer   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of Washington

Haddam   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of Washington

Mahaska   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Washington

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Washington.

Communities Also Named Washington ...

While we believe that this Washington is located in Washington County, we know of another 2 Kansas communities named Washington. Those communities are located in the following counties: Douglas and Shawnee County.

Beyond Kansas, there are 55 communities that are also named Washington - they are located in Arizona (2), Arkansas (2), California (3), Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Nebraska, Nevada (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey (2), North Carolina, Ohio (7), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (3), Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Washington.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Washington. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Washington. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Washington. Our list includes 24 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Washington:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Washington ...

Looking for more information about Washington? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Washington, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Washington.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Washington.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Washington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Washington). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Washington or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Washington) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Washington. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Washington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Washington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8169, Longitude: -97.0525     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Washington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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