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Selected Jefferson County Place Names

The place names below are included because of their probable interest to the genealogist. The list includes town sites (existing and abandoned), other settlements, and a few locations of historic interest. If a post office existed at a location, the dates when the post office opened and closed are given.

The dates between 1850 and 1910 or 1920 when a post office opened and closed are very useful as an indication of when and how long an area was settled. About 1909 the start of Rural Free Delivery eliminated the need for very small, rural post offices. Starting about 1920 the growth of the highway system has continually reduced the need for smaller local post offices.

A complete list of Jefferson County post offices is available. Contact Phil Kohl.
 

Brinnon*
post office: 1888 - present
Center*
post office: 1890 - 1919
Chimacum*
post office: 1878 - present
Clearwater*
post office: 1895-1966
Coyle*
post office: 1908 - 1928
Dabob*
earlier: Tarboo
post office: 1897 - 1955
Discovery Bay
(see Port Discovery)
Duckabush*
post office: 1891-1926
Fairmont*
post office: 1912 - 1924
Fort Flagler*
post office: 1900 - 1933
Fort Mason*
see also Fort Worden
Fort Townsend*
Fort Worden*
post office: 1941 - 1953
Gardiner*
post office: 1915 - 1966
Hadlock* or Port Hadlock
post office: 1886 - present
Hoh*
post office: 1904 - 1934
Indian Island* Irondale*
post office: 1881 - 1920
Junction* or
Junction City
post office: 1899 - 1909 (renamed Uncas in 1909)
Kalaloch*
post office: 1928 - 1956
Kala Point*
Leland*
post office: 1881 - 1959
Marrowstone Island*
originally (with Indian
Island
): Craven Peninsula
(post office at Nordland)
Maynard*
Nordland*
post office: 1898 - present
Paradise Bay Port Discovery*
post office: 1861 - 1925
Port Ludlow*
post office: 1857 - present
Port Townsend*
post office: 1853 - present
Quilcene*
post office: 1881 - present
Shine*
earlier: Squamish
post office: 1907 - 1923
South Point* Swansonville*
Tukey* also
Chevy Chase* or
Saints Rest
Uncas*
post office: 1909 - 1924
Woodman*

*For more information see Washington Place Names


Maintained by Phil Kohl, Jefferson County coordinator.
Revised: 16 March 2008
Copyright © 1998-2017 Philip H. Kohl