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Welcome to Pontiac ...

Pontiac is located in King County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Pontiac, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

When the people of Pontiac refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Pontiacker<3>

Pontiac is 280 feet [85 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Communities Also Named Pontiac ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Pontiac - they are located in Arkansas, Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Quebec (3), Rhode Island and South Carolina.

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

Communities near Pontiac ...

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

  • Seattle [King County]
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    • Seattle [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Pontiac
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 769,714 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seattle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seattle<6>
  • Bellevue [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellevue
    • Bellevue [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of Pontiac
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 148,073 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellevue
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellevue<6>
  • Renton [King County]
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    • Renton [King County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Pontiac
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 101,494 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Renton<6>
  • Kirkland [King County]
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    • Kirkland [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the east of Pontiac
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,431 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirkland<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Redmond [King County]
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      • Redmond [King County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Pontiac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,507 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redmond<6>
    • Sammamish [King County]
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      • Sammamish [King County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Pontiac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,960 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sammamish<6>
    • Shoreline [King County]
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      • Shoreline [King County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Pontiac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,197 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoreline
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shoreline<6>
    • Burien [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burien
      • Burien [King County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Pontiac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burien
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burien<6>
    • Bothell [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bothell
      • Bothell [King County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Pontiac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,524 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bothell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bothell<6>
    • Edmonds [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edmonds
      • Edmonds [Snohomish County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Pontiac
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,515 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edmonds
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edmonds<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pontiac ...

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

Adding Pontiac to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Pontiac in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Pontiac was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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About King County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/

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 King, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>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 Pontiac 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 Pontiac may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pontiac - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pontiac) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pontiac. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PontiacOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pontiac. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6794, Longitude: -122.2730       In this case, the coordinates for Pontiac have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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