Waukon, Washington

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Waukon is an unincorporated community in Lincoln County, in the U.S. state of Washington. [1]

Lincoln County, Washington County in the United States

Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,570, making it the fifth-least populous county in Washington. The county seat and largest city is Davenport. The county was created out of Whitman County in November 1883 and is named for Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States.

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History

Waukon had its start when the Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway was extended to that point. [2] A post office called Waukon was established in 1893, and remained in operation until 1973. [3]

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Waukon, Washington
  2. Meany, Edmond S. (1923). Origin of Washington geographic names. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 340.
  3. "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 August 2016.

Coordinates: 47°32′23″N117°50′36″W / 47.53972°N 117.84333°W / 47.53972; -117.84333

Geographic coordinate system Coordinate system

A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position; alternatively, a geographic position may be expressed in a combined three-dimensional Cartesian vector. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation. To specify a location on a plane requires a map projection.