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Welcome to Paterson ...
Paterson is located on the Oregon border (on the Columbia River).
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.
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.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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/
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