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Welcome to Independence ...

Independence is located in Thurston County<1>.

Independence is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Independence: (360)

Communities Also Named Independence ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Washington communities named Independence: This one is located in Thurston County and the other is located in Lewis County.

Beyond Washington, there are 50 communities that are also named Independence - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado (3), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota (2), Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota (2), Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Tennessee (3), Texas (2), Utah (2), Virginia, West Virginia (4) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Independence ...

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

  • Tumwater [Thurston County]
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    • Tumwater [Thurston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northeast of Independence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,272 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tumwater<4>
  • Centralia [Lewis County]
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    • Centralia [Lewis County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Independence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,995 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centralia<4>
  • Chehalis [Lewis County]
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    • Chehalis [Lewis County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Independence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,825 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chehalis<4>
  • Elma [Grays Harbor County]
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    • Elma [Grays Harbor County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northwest of Independence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,378 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elma<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Napavine [Lewis County]
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      • Napavine [Lewis County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the southeast of Independence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,042 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Napavine<4>
    • Tenino [Thurston County]
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      • Tenino [Thurston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the east of Independence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,867 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tenino<4>
    • McCleary [Grays Harbor County]
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      • McCleary [Grays Harbor County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the north of Independence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,830 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCleary<4>
    • Oakville [Grays Harbor County]
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      • Oakville [Grays Harbor County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Independence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 697 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakville<4>
    • Pe Ell [Lewis County]
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      • Pe Ell [Lewis County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Independence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 683 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pe Ell<4>
    • Bucoda [Thurston County]
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      • Bucoda [Thurston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the east of Independence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bucoda<4>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Independence ...

Looking for more information about Independence? 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 Independence, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Independence.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Thurston County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Thurston County: www.co.thurston.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 Thurston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Independence - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Independence) 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 Independence. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from IndependenceOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Independence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.7991, Longitude: -123.1546    
<4>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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