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Welcome to Hazard ...

Hazard is located in Spokane County<1>.

The location of Hazard has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Hazard, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1885.

Hazard is 2,140 feet [652 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Hazard is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Hazard is located in the (509) area code.

Communities Also Named Hazard ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 7 communities that are also named Hazard - they are located in California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Hazard ...

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

  • Spokane
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Spokane Valley
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Airway Heights
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Deer Park
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
  • Millwood
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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
  • Springdale
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Chattaroy
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
  • Dartford
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dartford
    • Dartford is located in Spokane County
  • Nine Mile Falls
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
  • Tumtum
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tumtum
    • Tumtum 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 Hazard. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hazard.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hazard ...

Looking for more information about Hazard? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Hazard, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Hazard.

Adding Hazard to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hazard in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Hazard was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Hazard post office opened in 1885.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Hazard.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hazard. 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 Spokane, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hazard - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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