Vaughn, Washington

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Vaughn, Washington
Unincorporated community
Vaughn, Washington is located in Washington (state)
Vaughn, Washington
Vaughn, Washington
Coordinates: 47°20′39″N 122°45′47″W / 47.34417°N 122.76306°W / 47.34417; -122.76306Coordinates: 47°20′39″N 122°45′47″W / 47.34417°N 122.76306°W / 47.34417; -122.76306
Country United States
State Washington
County Pierce
Elevation 30 ft (9 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 98394
Area code(s) 253
GNIS feature ID 1512759[1]

Vaughn is an unincorporated community in Pierce County, Washington, United States. Vaughn is located on Vaughn Bay in the northwestern Key Peninsula. Vaughn has a post office with ZIP code 98394.[2]

Vaughn was named for W.D. Vaughn, who settled in the area around 1851.[3]

Vaughn was once an important port for the Key Peninsula. From the 1870s to the 1920s, transportation needs for Vaughn and other communities along Case Inlet were once served by a small flotilla of steamboats.[4] The local community based monthly newspaper called the North Bay Review, services Allyn.[5]

Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Vaughn has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Vaughn, Washington
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  3. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 81. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6. 
  4. ^ Findlay, Jean Cammon and Paterson, Robin, Mosquito Fleet of Southern Puget Sound, (2008) Arcadia Publishing ISBN 0-7385-5607-6, at pages 10-11, 18, 27 and 35.
  5. ^ http://www.outlookwriting.com/x86.xml
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Vaughn, Washington