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Welcome to Paterson ...

Paterson is located on the Oregon border (on the Columbia River).

Paterson is located in Benton County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Paterson, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1925.

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

Paterson is 380 feet [116 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Paterson: (509)

The ZIP code for Paterson: 99345<4>

Communities Also Named Paterson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Paterson - they are located in British Columbia, Manitoba and New Jersey.

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

Communities near Paterson ...

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

  • Hermiston
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermiston
    • Hermiston is located in Umatilla County (OR)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,791 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hermiston <5>
  • Umatilla
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Umatilla
    • Umatilla is located in Umatilla County (OR)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,360 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Umatilla <5>
  • Boardman
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boardman have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boardman
    • Boardman is located in Morrow County (OR)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,794 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boardman <5>
  • Irrigon
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irrigon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irrigon
    • Irrigon is located in Morrow County (OR)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,799 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irrigon <5>
  • Plymouth
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
    • Plymouth is located in Benton County
  • Ordnance ‑ Historic
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ordnance
    • Ordnance is located in Umatilla County (OR)
  • Power City
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Power City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Power City
    • Power City is located in Umatilla County (OR)
  • Hinkle
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hinkle have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinkle
    • Hinkle is located in Umatilla County (OR)
  • Prosser
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
  • Cold Springs
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Springs
    • Cold Springs is located in Umatilla County (OR)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Paterson ...

Looking for more information about Paterson? 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 Paterson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Paterson.

Adding Paterson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Paterson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Paterson was on a map titled Auto Trails Map - Washington and Oregon (from Rand McNally, 1925).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Paterson.

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

The official website for Benton County: www.co.benton.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 Benton, 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 Paterson 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 Paterson may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Paterson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Paterson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Paterson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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