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Ruby, Washington
(Okanogan County)

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Welcome to Ruby ...

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

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

Ruby would have been located within present day Okanogan County<2>.

We aren't confident of the location of Ruby, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Ruby is 1,840 feet [561 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

If Ruby still existed, it would have been in the (509) area code.

Communities Also Named Ruby ...

While we believe that this Ruby is located in Okanogan County, we know of another 3 Washington communities named Ruby. Those communities are located in the following counties: Benton, Pend Oreille and Whatcom County.

Beyond Washington, there are 32 communities that are also named Ruby - they are located in Alabama (2), Alaska, Arizona, Colorado (3), Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Ruby ...

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

  • Omak [Okanogan County]
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    • Omak [Okanogan County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Ruby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,827 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Omak<6>
  • Okanogan [Okanogan County]
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    • Okanogan [Okanogan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Ruby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,607 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okanogan<6>
  • Tonasket [Okanogan County]
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    • Tonasket [Okanogan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Ruby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,131 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tonasket<6>
  • Riverside [Okanogan County]
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    • Riverside [Okanogan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Ruby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 274 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Conconully [Okanogan County]
    • North Omak [Okanogan County]
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      • North Omak [Okanogan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Ruby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Omak have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Malott [Okanogan County]
    • Synarep [Okanogan County]
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      • Synarep [Okanogan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Ruby
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    • Twisp [Okanogan County]
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      • Twisp [Okanogan County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the southwest of Ruby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 988 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Twisp<6>
    • Winthrop [Okanogan County]
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      • Winthrop [Okanogan County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the west of Ruby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 492 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winthrop<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 Ruby. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ruby.

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

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

Adding Ruby to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Washington

About Okanogan County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Okanogan County:

The official website for State of Washington:

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 Ruby, 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 Okanogan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ruby - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Ruby) 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 Ruby. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RubyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ruby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.4980, Longitude: -119.7250       In this case, the coordinates for Ruby 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.
<7>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.






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