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Welcome to Lake City ...

Lake City is located in Pierce County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Lake City: Lk. City

Lake City is 260 feet [79 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Communities Also Named Lake City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Washington communities named Lake City: This one is located in Pierce County and the other is located in King County.

Beyond Washington, there are 26 communities that are also named Lake City - they are located in Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, South Dakota (2) and Texas.

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

Communities near Lake City ...

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

  • Tacoma [Pierce County]
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    • Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Lake City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<5>
  • Federal Way [King County]
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    • Federal Way [King County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Lake City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 96,307 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Federal Way
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Federal Way<5>
  • Auburn [King County]
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    • Auburn [King County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Lake City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,024 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<5>
  • Lacey [Thurston County]
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    • Lacey [Thurston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Lake City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,178 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacey<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Olympia [Thurston County]
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      • Olympia [Thurston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olympia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olympia<5>
    • Puyallup [Pierce County]
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      • Puyallup [Pierce County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the east of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,569 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Puyallup<5>
    • University Place [Pierce County]
    • Tumwater [Thurston County]
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      • Tumwater [Thurston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,272 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tumwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tumwater<5>
    • Bonney Lake [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonney Lake
      • Bonney Lake [Pierce County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,572 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonney Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bonney Lake<5>
    • Edgewood [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewood
      • Edgewood [Pierce County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Lake City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,410 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgewood<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lake City ...

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

Adding Lake City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lake City 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 Lake City was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Washington

About Pierce County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lake City. 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 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 have 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 Lake City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lake City) 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 Lake City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lake CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1487, Longitude: -122.5512       In this case, the coordinates for Lake City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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