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Welcome to Spanaway ...

Spanaway is located on Puget Sound.

Spanaway is located in Pierce County<1>.

The pronunciation of Spanaway: SPAN-uh-way<2>

Spanaway is 380 feet [116 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Spanaway: (253)

The ZIP code for Spanaway: 98387<4>

Communities near Spanaway ...

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

  • Tacoma [Pierce County]
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    • Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Spanaway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<6>
  • Federal Way [King County]
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    • Federal Way [King County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Spanaway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 96,307 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Federal Way
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Federal Way<6>
  • Auburn [King County]
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    • Auburn [King County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Spanaway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,024 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<6>
  • Lakewood [Pierce County]
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    • Lakewood [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Spanaway
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,976 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakewood<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lacey [Thurston County]
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      • Lacey [Thurston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Spanaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacey<6>
    • Puyallup [Pierce County]
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      • Puyallup [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Spanaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,569 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Puyallup<6>
    • University Place [Pierce County]
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      • University Place [Pierce County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Spanaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,090 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for University Place<6>
    • Bonney Lake [Pierce County]
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      • Bonney Lake [Pierce County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Spanaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,572 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bonney Lake<6>
    • Edgewood [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewood
      • Edgewood [Pierce County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Spanaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,410 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgewood<6>
    • Gig Harbor [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gig Harbor
      • Gig Harbor [Pierce County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Spanaway
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,873 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gig Harbor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gig Harbor<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 Spanaway. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Spanaway.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Spanaway ...

Looking for more information about Spanaway? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Spanaway, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Spanaway.

Adding Spanaway to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Spanaway 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 Spanaway was on a map titled Map of Washington (from Mobile Oil, 1949).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Washington

About Pierce County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.wa.us/

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 Pierce, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Spanaway. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Spanaway - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Spanaway). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Spanaway or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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- Spanaway) 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 Spanaway. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SpanawayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spanaway. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1045, Longitude: -122.4349    
<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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