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West Tenino, Washington

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Welcome to West Tenino ...

Although we found mention of West Tenino during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how West Tenino was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

While we are confident that West Tenino was located in Thurston County, we don't know its actual location within the county.

We've added West Tenino to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of West Tenino - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with West Tenino, please Contact Us.

A typical abbreviation for West Tenino: W. Tenino

Time Zone: The area where we believe that West Tenino might be (or was) located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that West Tenino would be found within the (360) area code.

Adding West Tenino to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of West Tenino in the FIPS-55 file. For more information, see the Referenced FIPS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for West Tenino was

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past West Tenino and then turned east". While West Tenino could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added West Tenino as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that West Tenino could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.






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