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Welcome to Garfield ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Garfield, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.
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
The area code for Garfield: (509)
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.
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 book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Garfield mentioned on a train schedule titled Union Pacific Railroad Time Tables (September 1924).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Garfield.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Garfield. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Whitman County: www.whitmancounty.org/
The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 28 Nov 2023