Paterson, Washington

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Unincorporated community
Paterson - rural fire department - July 2013.JPG
Paterson is located in Washington (state)
Location within the state of Washington
Coordinates: 45°56′13″N 119°36′4″W / 45.93694°N 119.60111°W / 45.93694; -119.60111Coordinates: 45°56′13″N 119°36′4″W / 45.93694°N 119.60111°W / 45.93694; -119.60111
CountryUnited States
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Paterson residential area as seen in July 2013.
Paterson store and restaurant as seen in July 2013.

Paterson is an unincorporated community in Benton County, Washington, United States, located on the northern banks of the Columbia River at the junction of Washington State Route 14 and Washington State Route 221.[1] It was named for early settler Henry Patterson.[2]


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Paterson has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[3]


  1. ^ Paterson, Washington WA, profile (Benton County) - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk
  2. ^ Meany, Edmond S. (1923). Origin of Washington geographic names. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 209.
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Paterson, Washington