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Welcome to Cathlamet ...

The town of Cathlamet is located on the Oregon border (on the Columbia River).

Cathlamet is located in Wahkiakum County<1> and is the County Seat for Wahkiakum County.

The pronunciation of Cathlamet: cath-LAM-met<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cathlamet has a population of 536 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Cathlamet.

The community of Cathlamet is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Cathlamet: (360)

The ZIP code for Cathlamet: 98612<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cathlamet had an population of 536 people. This is an increase of 0.75% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cathlamet had a population of 532 people (which is 13.37% of the total population of Wahkiakum County). This makes Cathlamet the county's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 532 people, the population of Cathlamet decreased 5.84% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 565 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cathlamet.

Communities near Cathlamet ...

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

  • Clatskanie [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clatskanie
    • Clatskanie [Columbia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Cathlamet
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,832 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clatskanie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clatskanie<7>
  • Westport [Clatsop County]
  • Skamokawa [Wahkiakum County]
  • Brownsmead [Clatsop County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownsmead
    • Brownsmead [Clatsop County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Cathlamet
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownsmead
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Brookfield [Wahkiakum County]
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      • Brookfield [Wahkiakum County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Cathlamet
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookfield have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookfield
    • Quincy [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quincy
      • Quincy [Columbia County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Cathlamet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
    • Dahlia [Wahkiakum County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dahlia
      • Dahlia [Wahkiakum County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Cathlamet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dahlia
    • Stella [Cowlitz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stella
      • Stella [Cowlitz County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Cathlamet
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stella have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stella
    • Mayger [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayger
      • Mayger [Columbia County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Cathlamet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayger
    • Svensen Junction [Clatsop County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Svensen Junction
      • Svensen Junction [Clatsop County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Cathlamet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Svensen Junction

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cathlamet. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Cathlamet.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cathlamet ...

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

Adding Cathlamet to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Wahkiakum, 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 Cathlamet. 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cathlamet.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cathlamet - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 town (such as Cathlamet). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cathlamet or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cathlamet) 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 Cathlamet. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CathlametOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cathlamet. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2011, Longitude: -123.3828    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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