A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Orcas ...
Orcas is located on Orca Island.
The pronunciation of Orcas: OR-kuhs<2>
Orcas is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Orcas lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Orcas: (360)
Communities near Orcas ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Orcas.
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 Orcas. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Orcas.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Orcas. 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 Orcas.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Orcas. See our Newspapers Page for Orcas.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Orcas ...
Looking for more information about Orcas? 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 Orcas, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Orcas.
Adding Orcas to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Orcas 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 Orcas was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Orcas on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Orcas. 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/
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This page was last modified: 30 Nov 2021