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Bay Center, Washington

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Welcome to Bay Center ...

Bay Center is located on the Pacific coast.

Bay Center is located in Pacific County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Bay Center: Bay Ctr. (or less commonly used: Bay Cen., Bay Cent. or Bay Cntr.)

Bay Center is near sea level<2>.

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

Bay Center is within the (360) area code.

The ZIP code for Bay Center: 98527<3>

Communities Also Named Bay Center ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Bay Center - it's located in North Dakota.

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

Communities near Bay Center ...

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

  • Raymond [Pacific County]
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    • Raymond [Pacific County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the east of Bay Center
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,057 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<5>
  • Westport [Grays Harbor County]
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    • Westport [Grays Harbor County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Bay Center
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,119 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westport<5>
  • South Bend [Pacific County]
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    • South Bend [Pacific County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the east of Bay Center
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,731 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Bend<5>
  • Long Beach [Pacific County]
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    • Long Beach [Pacific County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of Bay Center
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,520 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Beach<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tokeland [Pacific County]
    • Oysterville [Pacific County]
    • Nahcotta [Pacific County]
    • Ocean Park [Pacific County]
    • Grayland [Grays Harbor County]
    • Menlo [Pacific County]
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      • Menlo [Pacific County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of Bay Center
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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 Bay Center. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bay Center.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bay Center ...

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

Adding Bay Center to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Bay Center on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Washington (1925).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bay Center. 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 Pacific, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bay Center - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 community (such as Bay Center). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bay Center or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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- Bay Center) 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 Bay Center. 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 Bay CenterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bay Center. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.6316, Longitude: -123.9550    
<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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