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Welcome to White Bluffs ...

So far, we found very little information about White Bluffs. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added White Bluffs to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with White Bluffs, please Contact Us.

White Bluffs would have been located within present day Benton County<2>.

The location of White Bluffs has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While we don't have a date for the founding of White Bluffs, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1907.

A typical abbreviation for White Bluffs: White Blfs.

While the community is gone, the present day location for White Bluffs is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where White Bluffs was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

White Bluffs would have been located in the (509) area code.

Communities near White Bluffs ...

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

  • Othello
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Royal City
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Basin City
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
  • Desert Aire
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the west)
  • Mattawa
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the west)
  • Beverly
    (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
  • Mesa
    (23 miles [37 km] to the east)
  • Wanapum Village
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wanapum Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wanapum Village is located in Grant County
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  • West Richland
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the south)
  • Eltopia
    (26 miles [41.8 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 White Bluffs. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for White Bluffs.

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

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

Adding White Bluffs to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of White Bluffs 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 White Bluffs was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the White Bluffs post office opened in 1907.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for White Bluffs.

The official website for Benton County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about White Bluffs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Benton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around White Bluffs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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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