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(Whitman County)

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Welcome to Shawnee ...

Shawnee is located in Whitman County<1>.

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

Shawnee is 2,190 feet [668 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Shawnee is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Shawnee is within the boundaries of the (509) area code.

Communities Also Named Shawnee ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Washington communities named Shawnee: This one is located in Whitman County and the other is located in King County.

Beyond Washington, there are 24 communities that are also named Shawnee - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (2), Texas (2), Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Shawnee ...

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

  • Pullman [Whitman County]
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    • Pullman [Whitman County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Shawnee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,336 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pullman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pullman<5>
  • Moscow [Latah County]
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    • Moscow [Latah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Shawnee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,128 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscow have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moscow<5>
  • Colfax [Whitman County]
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    • Colfax [Whitman County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Shawnee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,787 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colfax
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colfax<5>
  • Palouse [Whitman County]
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    • Palouse [Whitman County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Shawnee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,055 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palouse
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palouse<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Potlatch [Latah County]
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      • Potlatch [Latah County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Shawnee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 822 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potlatch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Potlatch<5>
    • Garfield [Whitman County]
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      • Garfield [Whitman County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Shawnee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garfield<5>
    • Colton [Whitman County]
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      • Colton [Whitman County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Shawnee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 443 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colton<5>
    • Onaway [Latah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onaway
      • Onaway [Latah County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Shawnee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 198 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Onaway have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onaway
    • Viola [Latah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Viola
      • Viola [Latah County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the east of Shawnee
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viola have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Viola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Viola<5>
    • Elberton [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elberton
      • Elberton [Whitman County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Shawnee
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elberton

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shawnee ...

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

Adding Shawnee to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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About Whitman County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shawnee. 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>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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shawnee - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- Shawnee) 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 Shawnee. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ShawneeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shawnee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8234, Longitude: -117.2708       In this case, the coordinates for Shawnee 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.
<6>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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