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Shaw Island, Washington

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Welcome to Shaw Island ...

Shaw Island is located on Shaw Island.

Shaw Island is located in San Juan County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Shaw Island: Shaw Is. (in Canada, 'Isld.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Shaw Island is near sea level<2>.

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

Shaw Island is located in the (360) area code.

Communities Also Named Shaw Island ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Shaw Island - it's located in Nova Scotia.

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

Communities near Shaw Island ...

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

  • Oak Bay
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Bay
    • Oak Bay lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the southwest of Shaw Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Bay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Bay<5>
  • Anacortes [Skagit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anacortes
    • Anacortes [Skagit County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the east of Shaw Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,715 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anacortes
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anacortes<5>
  • Friday Harbor [San Juan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friday Harbor
    • Friday Harbor [San Juan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southwest of Shaw Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,544 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friday Harbor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friday Harbor<5>
  • Argyle [San Juan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
    • Argyle [San Juan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Shaw Island
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argyle
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Deer Harbor [San Juan County]
    • Lopez Island [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lopez Island
      • Lopez Island [San Juan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southeast of Shaw Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lopez Island
    • Olga [San Juan County]
    • False Bay [San Juan County]
    • Decatur Island [San Juan County]
    • Eastsound [San Juan County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shaw Island ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including San Juan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shaw Island - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shaw Island) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Shaw Island. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shaw IslandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shaw Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.5730, Longitude: -122.9612    
<4>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<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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