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Welcome to Fox Island ...

Fox Island is located on Puget Sound.

Fox Island is located in Pierce County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Fox Island: Fox Is. (in Canada, 'Isld.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Fox Island is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Fox Island lies within the (253) area code.

The ZIP code for Fox Island: 98333<3>

Communities Also Named Fox Island ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Fox Island - they are located in Mississippi and Newfoundland and Labrador.

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

Communities near Fox Island ...

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

  • Tacoma [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tacoma
    • Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the east of Fox Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<5>
  • Federal Way [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Federal Way
    • Federal Way [King County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Fox Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 96,307 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Federal Way
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Federal Way<5>
  • Auburn [King County]
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    • Auburn [King County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Fox Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,024 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<5>
  • Lakewood [Pierce County]
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    • Lakewood [Pierce County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Fox Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,976 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakewood<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lacey [Thurston County]
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      • Lacey [Thurston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Fox Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacey<5>
    • Olympia [Thurston County]
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      • Olympia [Thurston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Fox Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,620 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olympia<5>
    • Burien [King County]
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      • Burien [King County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Fox Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burien
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burien<5>
    • Puyallup [Pierce County]
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      • Puyallup [Pierce County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Fox Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,569 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puyallup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Puyallup<5>
    • University Place [Pierce County]
    • Des Moines [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Moines
      • Des Moines [King County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Fox Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Moines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Moines<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fox Island ...

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

Adding Fox Island to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Washington

About Pierce County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.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 Pierce, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fox Island - 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 Fox Island). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fox Island or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>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- Fox Island) 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 Fox Island. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fox IslandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fox Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2482, Longitude: -122.6211    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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