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Welcome to Melbourne ...

Melbourne is located in Grays Harbor County<1>.

When the people of Melbourne refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Melburnian<2>

Melbourne is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Melbourne: (360)

Websites for Melbourne ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.graysharbor.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Melbourne, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Melbourne ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Melbourne - they are located in Arkansas, California, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Manitoba, Michigan, Missouri, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Melbourne ...

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

  • Aberdeen [Grays Harbor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
    • Aberdeen [Grays Harbor County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the west of Melbourne
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,827 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<5>
  • Hoquiam [Grays Harbor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoquiam
    • Hoquiam [Grays Harbor County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Melbourne
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,699 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoquiam
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoquiam<5>
  • Elma [Grays Harbor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elma
    • Elma [Grays Harbor County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Melbourne
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,378 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elma<5>
  • Raymond [Pacific County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
    • Raymond [Pacific County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Melbourne
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,057 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • McCleary [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCleary
      • McCleary [Grays Harbor County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Melbourne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,830 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCleary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCleary<5>
    • Cosmopolis [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cosmopolis
      • Cosmopolis [Grays Harbor County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of Melbourne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,680 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cosmopolis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cosmopolis<5>
    • Oakville [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakville
      • Oakville [Grays Harbor County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Melbourne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 697 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakville<5>
    • Brady [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brady
      • Brady [Grays Harbor County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Melbourne
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brady
    • Junction City [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction City
      • Junction City [Grays Harbor County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of Melbourne
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
    • Satsop [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satsop
      • Satsop [Grays Harbor County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Melbourne
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Satsop have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Satsop

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Melbourne ...

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

Adding Melbourne to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Melbourne

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

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About Grays Harbor County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Grays Harbor County: www.co.grays-harbor.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 Grays Harbor, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Melbourne refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Melbourne may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Melbourne - 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Melbourne) 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 Melbourne. 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 MelbourneOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Melbourne. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.9472, Longitude: -123.6228    
<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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