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Welcome to Kapowsin ...

Kapowsin is located on Puget Sound.

Kapowsin is located in Pierce County<1>.

The pronunciation of Kapowsin: kuh-POW-suhn<2>

Kapowsin is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The ZIP code for Kapowsin: 98338<4>

Communities near Kapowsin ...

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

  • Lakewood [Pierce County]
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    • Lakewood [Pierce County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Kapowsin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,976 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakewood<6>
  • Puyallup [Pierce County]
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    • Puyallup [Pierce County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Kapowsin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,569 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Puyallup<6>
  • Bonney Lake [Pierce County]
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    • Bonney Lake [Pierce County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Kapowsin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,572 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bonney Lake<6>
  • Edgewood [Pierce County]
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    • Edgewood [Pierce County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Kapowsin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,410 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgewood<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Enumclaw [King County]
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      • Enumclaw [King County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Kapowsin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,548 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enumclaw<6>
    • Sumner [Pierce County]
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      • Sumner [Pierce County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Kapowsin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,551 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumner<6>
    • Fife [Pierce County]
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      • Fife [Pierce County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Kapowsin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,458 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fife<6>
    • Yelm [Thurston County]
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      • Yelm [Thurston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Kapowsin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,591 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yelm<6>
    • Orting [Pierce County]
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      • Orting [Pierce County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Kapowsin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,647 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orting<6>
    • Milton [Pierce County]
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      • Milton [Pierce County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Kapowsin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,222 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kapowsin ...

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

Adding Kapowsin to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Kapowsin in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Kapowsin was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Kapowsin on a map titled Mobile Oil Map of Washington (1949).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Kapowsin on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Washington

About Pierce County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.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 Pierce, 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 Kapowsin. 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 Kapowsin - 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 Kapowsin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kapowsin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Kapowsin) 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 Kapowsin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KapowsinOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kapowsin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.9857, Longitude: -122.2244    
<6>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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