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Welcome to Washtucna ...

The town of Washtucna is located in Adams County<1>.

The pronunciation of Washtucna: wawsh-TUHK-nuh<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Washtucna, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1882.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Washtucna has a population of 206 people<3> (see below for details).

Washtucna is 1,020 feet [311 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Washtucna is located in the (509) area code.

The ZIP code for Washtucna: 99371<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Washtucna had an population of 206 people. This is a decrease of 0.96% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 20.77% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Washtucna had a population of 208 people. This makes Washtucna the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 208 people, the population of Washtucna decreased 20% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 260 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Washtucna.

Communities near Washtucna ...

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

  • Kahlotus
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Starbuck
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Hooper
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
  • Magallon
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magallon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magallon
    • Magallon is located in Walla Walla County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Magallon
  • Grange City ‑ Historic
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grange City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grange City
    • Grange City is located in Columbia County
  • Windust
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windust
    • Windust is located in Franklin County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Windust
  • LaCrosse
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
  • Lind
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
  • Tompkins
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tompkins
    • Tompkins is located in Walla Walla County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Tompkins
  • Cunningham
    (23 miles [37 km] to the west)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Washtucna ...

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

Adding Washtucna to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Washtucna 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 Washtucna was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Washtucna post office opened in 1882.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Washtucna.

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

The official website for Adams County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Adams, 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 Washtucna. 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Washtucna.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Washtucna - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 town (such as Washtucna). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Washtucna or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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