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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>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Cathlamet, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1851.

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

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

Cathlamet is within the (360) area code.

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 (or 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 (which had 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
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Westport
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
  • Skamokawa
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
  • Brownsmead
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownsmead
    • Brownsmead is located in Clatsop County (OR)
  • Brookfield
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookfield
    • Brookfield is located in Wahkiakum County
  • Quincy
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quincy
    • Quincy is located in Columbia County (OR)
  • Dahlia
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dahlia
    • Dahlia is located in Wahkiakum County
  • Stella
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stella have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stella
    • Stella is located in Cowlitz County
  • Fishhawk ‑ Historic
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishhawk have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishhawk
    • Fishhawk is located in Columbia County (OR)
  • Mayger
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayger
    • Mayger is located in Columbia County (OR)

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Cathlamet was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Cathlamet post office opened in 1851.

We also found Cathlamet in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Cathlamet.

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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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