Tiger, Washington

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Tiger, Washington
Coordinates: 48°41′30″N117°24′28″W / 48.69167°N 117.40778°W / 48.69167; -117.40778 Coordinates: 48°41′30″N117°24′28″W / 48.69167°N 117.40778°W / 48.69167; -117.40778
Country United States
State Washington
County Pend Oreille
2,087 ft (636 m)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code(s) 509
GNIS feature ID1528417 [1]

Tiger is an unincorporated community in Pend Oreille County, Washington, United States. Named for early settler George Tiger, [2] Tiger is located near Washington State Route 31 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south of Ione.

Tiger had its start in 1899 when George Tiger established a river landing there. [3]


Tiger is located on the west bank of the Pend Oreille River as it flows north towards British Columbia, Canada. The nearest settlement is Ione. [4]

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Washington State Route 31 Highway in Washington

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  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tiger, Washington
  2. Meany, Edmond S. (1923). Origin of Washington geographic names. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 310.
  3. Craig, John (Oct 19, 1999). "Tiger's tale still includes old store". The Spokesman-Review. pp. B2. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  4. "Ione Quadrangle". usgs.gov. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 3 May 2022.