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Alder, Washington

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Welcome to Alder ...

Alder is located in Pierce County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Alder, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

Alder is 1,230 feet [375 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Alder lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Alder ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Alder - they are located in Colorado, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Ontario, Oregon (2), Tennessee and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Alder ...

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

  • Yelm [Thurston County]
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    • Yelm [Thurston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Alder
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,591 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yelm<5>
  • Eatonville [Pierce County]
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    • Eatonville [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the north of Alder
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,026 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eatonville<5>
  • Rainier [Thurston County]
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    • Rainier [Thurston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Alder
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,350 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainier<5>
  • Morton [Lewis County]
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    • Morton [Lewis County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Alder
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,217 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morton<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Roy [Pierce County]
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      • Roy [Pierce County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Alder
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 823 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roy<5>
    • Elbe [Pierce County]
    • Mineral [Lewis County]
    • Clay City [Pierce County]
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      • Clay City [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the north of Alder
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clay City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ashford [Pierce County]
    • Kapowsin [Pierce County]

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

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alder. 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 Alder.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alder ...

Looking for more information about Alder? 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 Alder, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alder.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Pierce, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alder - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Alder) 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 Alder. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlderOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alder. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8001, Longitude: -122.2899       In this case, the coordinates for Alder have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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