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Welcome to Washington ...

The city of Washington is located in Fayette County<1>.



The pronunciation of Washington: WAH-shing-tuhn<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Washington, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1846.

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

Washington lies within the (740) area code.

Communities Also Named Washington ...

While we believe that this Washington is located in Fayette County, we know of another 6 Ohio communities named Washington. Those communities are located in the following counties: Guernsey, Hardin, Jackson, Monroe, Stark and Vinton County.

Beyond Ohio, 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), Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Nebraska, Nevada (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey (2), North Carolina, 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.

Communities near Washington ...

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

  • Greenfield
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Sabina
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sabina have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sabina
    • Sabina is located in Clinton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,562 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sabina <3>
  • Jamestown
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
    • Jamestown is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,146 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jamestown <3>
  • Mount Sterling
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Leesburg
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Jeffersonville
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Williamsport
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsport have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsport
    • Williamsport is located in Pickaway County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,085 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsport <3>
  • Frankfort
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Bloomingburg
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomingburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomingburg
    • Bloomingburg is located in Fayette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 911 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomingburg <3>
  • New Holland
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Holland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Holland
    • New Holland is located in Pickaway County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 857 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Holland <3>

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 Washington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Washington.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Washington.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Washington. See our Newspapers 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Washington, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Washington.

Adding Washington to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Washington in the FIPS-55 file. For more information, see the Referenced FIPS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Washington was in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

We also found Washington in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Washington.

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 Fayette County: www.fayette-co-oh.com/

The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Ohio's counties, including Fayette, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Washington. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<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 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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