Eglon, Washington

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Eglon
Unincorporated community
Eglon is located in Washington (state)
Eglon
Eglon
Location within the state of Washington
Coordinates: 47°52′7″N 122°31′10″W / 47.86861°N 122.51944°W / 47.86861; -122.51944Coordinates: 47°52′7″N 122°31′10″W / 47.86861°N 122.51944°W / 47.86861; -122.51944
Country United States
State Washington
County Kitsap
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 1512182[1]

Eglon is an unincorporated community in Kitsap County, Washington, United States. The town has a community center, a church, a cemetery, a boat launch, a beach, and a picnic area. Its Fire Protection services are provided by North Kitsap Fire and Rescue.

A post office called Eglon was established in 1906, and remained in operation until 1964.[2] The community was named after Eglon, a figure in the Hebrew Bible.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Eglon, Washington
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Meany, Edmond S. Origin of Washington geographic names. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 77.