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Welcome to Chinook ...

Chinook is located on the Oregon border (on the Columbia River).

Chinook is located in Pacific County<1>.

The pronunciation of Chinook: shi-NOOK<2>

Chinook is near sea level<3>.

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

Chinook is within the boundaries of the (360) area code.

The ZIP code for Chinook: 98614<4>

Communities Also Named Chinook ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Chinook - they are located in Alberta, Indiana and Montana.

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

Communities near Chinook ...

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

  • Astoria [Clatsop County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Astoria
    • Astoria [Clatsop County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Chinook
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,029 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Astoria
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Astoria<6>
  • Seaside [Clatsop County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seaside
    • Seaside [Clatsop County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Chinook
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,926 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaside
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seaside<6>
  • Warrenton [Clatsop County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrenton
    • Warrenton [Clatsop County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Chinook
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,739 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warrenton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrenton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warrenton<6>
  • Gearhart [Clatsop County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gearhart
    • Gearhart [Clatsop County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Chinook
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,644 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gearhart have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gearhart
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gearhart<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Long Beach [Pacific County]
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      • Long Beach [Pacific County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Chinook
      • 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<6>
    • Ilwaco [Pacific County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ilwaco
      • Ilwaco [Pacific County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Chinook
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,006 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ilwaco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ilwaco<6>
    • Hammond [Clatsop County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hammond
      • Hammond [Clatsop County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of Chinook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hammond have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hammond<6>
    • Megler [Pacific County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Megler
      • Megler [Pacific County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Chinook
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Megler
    • Fort Canby [Pacific County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Canby
      • Fort Canby [Pacific County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Chinook
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Canby
    • Pacific City [Pacific County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pacific City
      • Pacific City [Pacific County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Chinook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pacific City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chinook ...

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

Adding Chinook to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Chinook 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 Chinook was on a map titled Auto Trails Map - Washington and Oregon (from Rand McNally, 1925).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Washington

About Pacific County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pacific County: www.co.pacific.wa.us/

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 Pacific, 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 Chinook. 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chinook - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Chinook). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Chinook or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Chinook) 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 Chinook. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ChinookOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chinook. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2766, Longitude: -123.9488    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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