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Welcome to Lester ...

So far, we have found very little information about Lester. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Lester to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Lester, please Contact Us.


Lester would have been located within present day King County<2>.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Lester: Named for Lest Hansacker, a Northern Pacific Railway telegrapher.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Lester is 1,630 feet [497 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Lester was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Lester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Lester - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), Colorado, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Lester ...

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

  • Greenwater [Pierce County]
  • Martin [Kittitas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin
    • Martin [Kittitas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Lester
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin
  • Cabin Creek [Kittitas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabin Creek
    • Cabin Creek [Kittitas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the east of Lester
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabin Creek
  • Snoqualmie Pass [Kittitas County]
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    • Easton [Kittitas County]
    • Pine Glen [Kittitas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Glen
      • Pine Glen [Kittitas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Lester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Glen
    • Crystal Mountain [Pierce County]
    • Kanaskat [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanaskat
      • Kanaskat [King County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the west of Lester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanaskat
    • Kangley [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kangley
      • Kangley [King County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the northwest of Lester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kangley
    • Nelson [Kittitas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelson
      • Nelson [Kittitas County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the east of Lester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nelson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson

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

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

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

Adding Lester to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Mentions & References for Lester

Cities, Towns and Villages of Washington

About King County

About Washington

The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Lester, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including King, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lester - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lester) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lester. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LesterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2091, Longitude: -121.4935    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

 

 

 

 

 


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