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Gifford is located on Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake (central Washington state).

Gifford is located in Stevens County<1>.

The pronunciation of Gifford: GIF-ferd<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Gifford, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1902.

Gifford is 1,370 feet [418 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Gifford is within the boundaries of the (509) area code.

The ZIP code for Gifford: 99131<4>

Communities Also Named Gifford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 14 communities that are also named Gifford - they are located in Arkansas, British Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas.

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

Communities near Gifford ...

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

  • Colville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Chewelah
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Rice
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rice
    • Rice is located in Stevens County
  • Hunters
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Addy
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Fruitland
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Waits
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waits
    • Waits is located in Stevens County
  • Kettle Falls
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
  • Valley
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast)
  • Blue Town ‑ Historic
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Town have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Town
    • Blue Town is located in Stevens 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 Gifford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gifford.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gifford ...

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

Adding Gifford to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Gifford post office opened in 1902.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Gifford.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Stevens, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Gifford. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gifford - 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 community (such as Gifford). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gifford 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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