Dewey, Skagit County, Washington

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Dewey, Washington
Dewey, Washington is located in Washington (state)
Dewey, Washington
Dewey, Washington
Coordinates: 48°25′30″N 122°36′31″W / 48.42500°N 122.60861°W / 48.42500; -122.60861Coordinates: 48°25′30″N 122°36′31″W / 48.42500°N 122.60861°W / 48.42500; -122.60861
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountySkagit
Elevation
46 ft (14 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code(s)360
GNIS feature ID1512147[1]

Dewey (also Gibraltar) is an unincorporated community in Skagit County, Washington, United States.[1]

History[edit]

The community was originally called Deception, then Fidalgo City and renamed in 1898 after George Dewey, a naval officer in the Spanish–American War.[2][3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dewey, Skagit County, Washington". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Meany, Edmond S. (1923). Origin of Washington geographic names. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 69.
  3. ^ Celebrating History: Anacortes American 125th Anniversary, Skagit Publishing, April 28, 2015, p. 10