Cliffdell, Washington

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Cliffdell, Washington
Unincorporated community & census-designated place
Cliffdell, Washington is located in Washington (state)
Cliffdell, Washington
Cliffdell, Washington
Location of Cliffdell, Washington
Coordinates: 46°56′46″N 121°04′08″W / 46.9462292°N 121.0689708°W / 46.9462292; -121.0689708Coordinates: 46°56′46″N 121°04′08″W / 46.9462292°N 121.0689708°W / 46.9462292; -121.0689708[1]
Country United States
State Washington
County Yakima
Elevation[2] 2,487 ft (758 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 98929
Area code(s) 509
FIPS code 53-13015[3]
GNIS feature ID 1517860[2]

Cliffdell is an unincorporated community in Yakima County, Washington, United States, located approximately 23 miles west of Ellensburg.

The community was originally named Spring Flats and in 1920, was renamed to Cliffdell in honor of Cliff and Della Schott of Seattle. The Schott's were friends of homesteader Russell Davison who developed much of the town for summer homes. Cliffdell was the site of a temporary army camp once used by Captain William O. Slaughter in 1855.[5]


  1. ^ "Cliffdell". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-10-27. 
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Washington Place Names database". Tacoma Public Library. Archived from the original on September 5, 2012. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 

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