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Steptoe is located in Whitman County<1>.

The pronunciation of Steptoe: STEP-toh<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Steptoe, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1875.

Steptoe is 2,310 feet [704 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Steptoe is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Steptoe is within the (509) area code.

The ZIP code for Steptoe: 99174<4>

Communities Also Named Steptoe ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Steptoe - it's located in Nevada.

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

Communities near Steptoe ...

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

  • Colfax
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Palouse
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Garfield
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
  • Albion
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Saint John
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Rosalia
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Oakesdale
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakesdale
    • Oakesdale is located in Whitman County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 425 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Oakesdale
  • Endicott
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
  • Malden
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Farmington
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Steptoe ...

Looking for more information about Steptoe? 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 Steptoe, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Steptoe.

Adding Steptoe to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Steptoe in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Steptoe was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Steptoe post office opened in 1875.

We also found Steptoe in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Steptoe.

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

The official website for Whitman County:

The official website for State of Washington:

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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Steptoe. 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 Steptoe - 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 Steptoe). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Steptoe or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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