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Welcome to Lopez Island ...

Lopez Island is located in San Juan County<1>.

The pronunciation of Lopez Island: LOH-pez<2>

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

Lopez Island lies within the (360) area code.

The ZIP code for Lopez Island: 98261<3>

Communities near Lopez Island ...

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

  • Oak Harbor [Island County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Harbor
    • Oak Harbor [Island County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Lopez Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,643 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Harbor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Harbor<5>
  • Oak Bay
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Bay
    • Oak Bay lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Lopez Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Bay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Bay<5>
  • Anacortes [Skagit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anacortes
    • Anacortes [Skagit County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the east of Lopez Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,715 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anacortes
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anacortes<5>
  • Friday Harbor [San Juan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friday Harbor
    • Friday Harbor [San Juan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the west of Lopez Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,544 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friday Harbor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friday Harbor<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • La Conner [Skagit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Conner
      • La Conner [Skagit County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Lopez Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 958 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Conner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Conner<5>
    • Decatur Island [San Juan County]
    • Argyle [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
      • Argyle [San Juan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the west of Lopez Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argyle
    • Shaw Island [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaw Island
      • Shaw Island [San Juan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northwest of Lopez Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaw Island
    • Orcas [San Juan County]
    • False Bay [San Juan 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 Lopez Island. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lopez Island.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lopez Island ...

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

Adding Lopez Island to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

Our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Lopez Island was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for San Juan County: www.co.san-juan.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 San Juan, 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 Lopez Island. 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>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 Lopez Island). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lopez Island or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>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- Lopez Island) 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 Lopez Island. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lopez IslandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lopez Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.5033, Longitude: -122.8938    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






















 

 

 

 

 


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