RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Home >> State of Washington >> Spokane County >> Four LakesIndex...










Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
Washington


The Commemorative Quarter for Washington







Welcome to Four Lakes ...

Four Lakes is located in Spokane County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Four Lakes, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1874.

A typical abbreviation for Four Lakes: Four Lks.

Four Lakes is 2,430 feet [741 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Four Lakes is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The area code for Four Lakes: (509)

The ZIP code for Four Lakes: 99014<3>

Communities Also Named Four Lakes ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Four Lakes - they are located in Illinois and Minnesota.

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

Communities near Four Lakes ...

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

  • Spokane
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Spokane Valley
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Cheney
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
  • Airway Heights
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
  • Medical Lake
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
  • Millwood
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millwood have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millwood
    • Millwood is located in Spokane County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,801 people
  • Reardan
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Spangle
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Marshall
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall
    • Marshall is located in Spokane County
  • Lakeland Village
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeland Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeland Village
    • Lakeland Village is located in Spokane 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 Four Lakes. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Four Lakes.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Four Lakes ...

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

Adding Four Lakes to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Four Lakes 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 Four Lakes was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Four Lakes post office opened in 1874.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Four Lakes.

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

The official website for Spokane County: www.spokanecounty.org/

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 Spokane, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Four Lakes - 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 Four Lakes). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Four Lakes or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

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









 

Copyright 2024
All Rights Reserved

Thank you for visiting our website.

In closing, please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write: Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified/updated: 07 Apr 2024