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Welcome to Pine City ...

So far, we found very little information about Pine City. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Pine City to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Pine City, please Contact Us.

Pine City would have been located within present day Whitman County<2>.

The location of Pine City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Pine City, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1879.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Pine City is 2,050 feet [625 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Pine City was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Pine City once stood is in the (509) area code.

Communities Also Named Pine City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 8 communities that are also named Pine City - they are located in Arkansas, California (2), Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Oregon and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Pine City ...

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

  • Saint John
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Rosalia
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
  • Oakesdale
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakesdale
    • Oakesdale is located in Whitman County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 425 people
  • Spangle
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Malden
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
  • Latah
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
  • Waverly
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
    • Waverly is located in Spokane County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110 people
  • Lamont
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • Spring Valley
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
    • Spring Valley is located in Spokane County
  • Steptoe
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)

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

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

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

Adding Pine City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Pine City 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 Pine City was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Pine City post office opened in 1879.

We also found Pine City in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Pine City.

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Pine City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pine City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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