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The town of Garfield is located in Whitman County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Garfield, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1881.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Garfield has a population of 611 people<2> (see below for details).

Garfield is 2,470 feet [753 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Garfield is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Garfield is located in the (509) area code.

The ZIP code for Garfield: 99130<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Garfield had an population of 611 people. This is an increase of 2.35% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.68% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Garfield had a population of 597 people. This makes Garfield the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 597 people, the population of Garfield decreased 6.86% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 641 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Garfield.

Communities Also Named Garfield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 48 communities that are also named Garfield - they are located in Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho (2), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Prince Edward Island, Tennessee, Texas (3), Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Garfield ...

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

  • Pullman
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Colfax
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Palouse
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Potlatch
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Tekoa
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Albion
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Rosalia
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Oakesdale
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakesdale
    • Oakesdale is located in Whitman County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 425 people
  • Onaway
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Onaway have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onaway
    • Onaway is located in Latah County (ID)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 198 people
  • Latah
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Garfield ...

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

Adding Garfield to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Garfield 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 Garfield was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Garfield post office opened in 1881.

We also found Garfield in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Garfield.

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

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The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Whitman, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Garfield.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Garfield - 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 town (such as Garfield). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Garfield or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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