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Welcome to Western Junction ...

Western Junction is located in Thurston County<1>.

The location of Western Junction has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Western Junction: Western Jct. (or less commonly used: Western Jctn.)

Western Junction is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Western Junction is located in the (360) area code.

Communities near Western Junction ...

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

  • Lacey (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
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    • Lacey lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the north of Western Junction and is located in Thurston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,178 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacey<5>
  • Olympia (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
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    • Olympia lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Western Junction and is located in Thurston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,620 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olympia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olympia<5>
  • Tumwater (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
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    • Tumwater lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Western Junction and is located in Thurston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,272 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tumwater
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tumwater<5>
  • Centralia (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
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    • Centralia lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Western Junction and is located in Lewis County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,995 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centralia<5>
  • DuPont (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
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    • DuPont lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Western Junction and is located in Pierce County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,594 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on DuPont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for DuPont<5>
  • Yelm (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yelm
    • Yelm lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Western Junction and is located in Thurston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,591 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yelm
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yelm<5>
  • Chehalis (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
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    • Chehalis lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Western Junction and is located in Lewis County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,825 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chehalis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chehalis<5>
  • Rainier (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainier
    • Rainier lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the east of Western Junction and is located in Thurston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,350 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainier<5>
  • Tenino (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tenino
    • Tenino lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Western Junction and is located in Thurston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,867 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tenino
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tenino<5>
  • Roy (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roy
    • Roy lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Western Junction and is located in Pierce County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 823 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roy<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Western Junction ...

Looking for more information about Western Junction? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Western Junction, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Western Junction.

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

The official website for Thurston County: www.co.thurston.wa.us/

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 Thurston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Western Junction - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Western Junction) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Western Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.9090, Longitude: -122.7924       In this case, the coordinates for Western Junction have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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