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Welcome to Port Washington ...

Port Washington is located in Nassau County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Port Washington: Prt. Washington

Port Washington is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Port Washington lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Port Washington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two New York communities named Port Washington: This one is located in Nassau County and the other is located in Queens County.

Beyond New York, there are 5 communities that are also named Port Washington - they are located in British Columbia, New Jersey, Ohio and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Port Washington ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Port Washington.

  • New York [New York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New York
    • New York [New York County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Port Washington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,253,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Bronx [Bronx County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronx
    • Bronx [Bronx County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the west of Port Washington
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<4>
  • Hempstead [Nassau County]
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    • Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Port Washington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 764,055 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hempstead
  • Oyster Bay [Nassau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oyster Bay
    • Oyster Bay [Nassau County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the east of Port Washington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 296,592 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oyster Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oyster Bay
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    • Jersey City [Hudson County]
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      • Jersey City [Hudson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the southwest of Port Washington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 262,664 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey City
    • Huntington [Suffolk County]
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      • Huntington [Suffolk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the east of Port Washington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200,102 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
    • Yonkers [Westchester County]
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      • Yonkers [Westchester County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Port Washington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200,040 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yonkers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yonkers<4>
    • Stamford [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stamford
      • Stamford [Fairfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Port Washington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 131,397 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stamford<4>
    • Greenburgh [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenburgh
      • Greenburgh [Westchester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Port Washington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 90,543 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenburgh
    • New Rochelle [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Rochelle
      • New Rochelle [Westchester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Port Washington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,973 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Rochelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Rochelle<4>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Port Washington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Port Washington.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Port Washington. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Port Washington.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Port Washington. Our list includes 20 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Port Washington.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Port Washington ...

Looking for more information about Port 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 Port Washington, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Port Washington.

Adding Port Washington to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Port Washington in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Port Washington was on a map titled Map of New York (from Rand McNally, 1908).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Port Washington on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of New York

About Nassau County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Nassau County: www.nassaucountyny.gov/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Nassau, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Port Washington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Port Washington) 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 Port Washington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Port WashingtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Washington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8265, Longitude: -73.6982    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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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