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Welcome to Penawawa ...

Penawawa is located in Whitman County<1>.

The location of Penawawa has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Penawawa is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Penawawa lies within the (509) area code.

Communities near Penawawa ...

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

  • Colfax [Whitman County]
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    • Colfax [Whitman County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Penawawa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,787 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colfax<5>
  • Pomeroy [Garfield County]
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    • Pomeroy [Garfield County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Penawawa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,430 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pomeroy<5>
  • LaCrosse [Whitman County]
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    • LaCrosse [Whitman County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Penawawa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 310 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for LaCrosse<5>
  • Endicott [Whitman County]
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    • Endicott [Whitman County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Penawawa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 295 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Endicott<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gould City [Garfield County]
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      • Gould City [Garfield County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Penawawa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gould City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gould City
    • Pataha [Garfield County]
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      • Pataha [Garfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Penawawa
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    • Albion [Whitman County]
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      • Albion [Whitman County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<4> to the east of Penawawa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 588 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albion<5>
    • Hooper [Whitman County]
    • Chambers [Whitman County]
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      • Chambers [Whitman County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<4> to the east of Penawawa
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    • Pullman [Whitman County]
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      • Pullman [Whitman County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<4> to the east of Penawawa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,336 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pullman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pullman<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Penawawa ...

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

Adding Penawawa to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Penawawa

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Whitman County: www.whitmancounty.org/

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 Whitman, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Penawawa - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Penawawa) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Penawawa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.7049, Longitude: -117.6888       In this case, the coordinates for Penawawa have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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