Gorst, Washington

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Gorst, Washington
Gorst is located in Washington (state)
Location in Washington and the United States
Gorst is located in the United States
Gorst (the United States)
Coordinates: 47°31′34″N 122°42′14″W / 47.52611°N 122.70389°W / 47.52611; -122.70389Coordinates: 47°31′34″N 122°42′14″W / 47.52611°N 122.70389°W / 47.52611; -122.70389
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.65 sq mi (1.69 km2)
 • Land0.65 sq mi (1.69 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
30 ft (9 m)
 • Total592
 • Density910/sq mi (350/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)360
FIPS code53-27680
GNIS feature ID1512247[1]

Gorst is a census-designated place (CDP) at the head of Sinclair Inlet in Kitsap County, Washington, United States. The population was 592 at the 2010 census.[2] Gorst, located on the shores of Puget Sound, is primarily a town consisting of stores, auto dealerships and espresso stands. A residential area, located west of the water along State Route 3, also exists.

Gorst is named for the Gorst family who settled there in the 1890s. Famous residents of Gorst include Vern C. Gorst, "grandfather" of United Airlines, and Edward S. Curtis and Asahel Curtis, well-known photographers. The town has also been linked to the infamous Tree Octopus Hoax, which began on the internet in 1998.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gorst, Washington
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Gorst CDP, Washington". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved June 26, 2019.