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Welcome to Vashon ...

Vashon is located in King County<1>.

The pronunciation of Vashon: VASH-ahn<2>

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

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

The ZIP code for Vashon: 98070<4>

Communities near Vashon ...

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

  • Seattle [King County]
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    • Seattle [King County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Vashon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 769,714 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seattle<6>
  • Tacoma [Pierce County]
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    • Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Vashon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<6>
  • Bellevue [King County]
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    • Bellevue [King County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Vashon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 148,073 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellevue<6>
  • Kent [King County]
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    • Kent [King County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Vashon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 130,676 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kent<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Renton [King County]
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      • Renton [King County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Vashon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 101,494 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Renton<6>
    • Federal Way [King County]
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      • Federal Way [King County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Vashon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 96,307 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Federal Way<6>
    • Auburn [King County]
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      • Auburn [King County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Vashon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,024 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<6>
    • Lakewood [Pierce County]
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      • Lakewood [Pierce County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Vashon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,976 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakewood<6>
    • Burien [King County]
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      • Burien [King County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Vashon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,268 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burien<6>
    • Puyallup [Pierce County]
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      • Puyallup [Pierce County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Vashon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,569 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puyallup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Puyallup<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 Vashon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Vashon.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Vashon. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Vashon.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vashon ...

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

Adding Vashon to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Vashon on a map titled Mobile Oil Map of Washington (1949).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About King County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/

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 King, 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 Vashon. 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 Vashon - 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 Vashon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Vashon 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Vashon) 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 Vashon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from VashonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vashon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.4474, Longitude: -122.4605    
<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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