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Welcome to Ballard ...

Ballard is located in King County<1>.

The location of Ballard has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Ballard is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Communities Also Named Ballard ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Ballard - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Utah (2), Virginia and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Ballard ...

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

  • Seattle [King County]
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    • Seattle [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southeast of Ballard
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 769,714 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seattle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seattle<5>
  • Bellevue [King County]
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    • Bellevue [King County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Ballard
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 148,073 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellevue<5>
  • Renton [King County]
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    • Renton [King County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Ballard
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 101,494 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Renton<5>
  • Kirkland [King County]
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    • Kirkland [King County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the east of Ballard
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,431 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirkland<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Redmond [King County]
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      • Redmond [King County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the east of Ballard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,507 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redmond<5>
    • Sammamish [King County]
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      • Sammamish [King County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Ballard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,960 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sammamish<5>
    • Shoreline [King County]
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      • Shoreline [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the north of Ballard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,197 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shoreline<5>
    • Burien [King County]
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      • Burien [King County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Ballard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,268 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burien<5>
    • Bothell [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bothell
      • Bothell [King County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Ballard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,524 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bothell<5>
    • Edmonds [Snohomish County]
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      • Edmonds [Snohomish County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the north of Ballard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,515 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edmonds
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edmonds<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ballard ...

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

Adding Ballard to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ballard 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 Ballard was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including King, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ballard - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ballard) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ballard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6759, Longitude: -122.3874       In this case, the coordinates for Ballard 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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