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Welcome to Vashon ...

Vashon is located in King County<1>.

The pronunciation of Vashon: VASH-ahn<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Vashon, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1883.

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
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Tacoma
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Bellevue
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Kent
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
    • Kent is located in King County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 130,676 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kent <5>
  • Renton
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
  • Federal Way
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Auburn
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Lakewood
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Burien
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
  • Puyallup
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)

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.

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

From that list, the Vashon post office opened in 1883.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Vashon.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Vashon. 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 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>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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