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Welcome to Decatur Island ...

Decatur Island is located in San Juan County<1>.

When the people of Decatur Island refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Decaturian<2>

Decatur Island is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Decatur Island lies within the (360) area code.

Communities near Decatur Island ...

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

  • Oak Harbor [Island County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Harbor
    • Oak Harbor [Island County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Decatur Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,643 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Harbor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Harbor<5>
  • Anacortes [Skagit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anacortes
    • Anacortes [Skagit County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the east of Decatur Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,715 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anacortes
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anacortes<5>
  • Friday Harbor [San Juan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friday Harbor
    • Friday Harbor [San Juan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the west of Decatur Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,544 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friday Harbor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friday Harbor<5>
  • La Conner [Skagit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Conner
    • La Conner [Skagit County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Decatur Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 958 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Conner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Conner<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lopez Island [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lopez Island
      • Lopez Island [San Juan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the west of Decatur Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lopez Island
    • Lopez [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lopez
      • Lopez [San Juan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the west of Decatur Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lopez
    • Alexander Beach [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander Beach
      • Alexander Beach [Skagit County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the east of Decatur Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexander Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander Beach
    • Olga [San Juan County]
    • Indian Village [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Village
      • Indian Village [Skagit County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Decatur Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Village
    • Orcas [San Juan County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Decatur Island ...

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

Adding Decatur Island to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for San Juan County: www.co.san-juan.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 San Juan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Decatur Island refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Decatur Island may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Decatur Island - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Decatur Island) 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 Decatur Island. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Decatur IslandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Decatur Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.5073, Longitude: -122.8063    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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