Vaughn, Washington

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Vaughn, Washington
Vaughn, Washington is located in Washington (state)
Vaughn, Washington
Vaughn, Washington
Coordinates: 47°20′39″N 122°45′47″W / 47.34417°N 122.76306°W / 47.34417; -122.76306Coordinates: 47°20′39″N 122°45′47″W / 47.34417°N 122.76306°W / 47.34417; -122.76306
CountryUnited States
 • Total2.3 sq mi (6 km2)
 • Land1.42 sq mi (3.7 km2)
 • Water0.88 sq mi (2.3 km2)
30 ft (9 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)253
GNIS feature ID1512759[1]

Vaughn is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Pierce County, Washington, United States. Vaughn is located on Vaughn Bay in the northwestern Key Peninsula. Vaughn has a post office with ZIP code 98394.[2]

Vaughn was named for W.D. Vaughn, who settled in the area around 1851.[3]

Vaughn was once an important port for the Key Peninsula. From the 1870s to the 1920s, transportation needs for Vaughn and other communities along Case Inlet were once served by a small flotilla of steamboats.[4] The local community based monthly newspaper called the North Bay Review, services Allyn.[5]


This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Vaughn has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[6]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Vaughn, Washington
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  3. ^ Meany, Edmond S. (1923). Origin of Washington geographic names. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 326.
  4. ^ Findlay, Jean Cammon and Paterson, Robin, Mosquito Fleet of Southern Puget Sound, (2008) Arcadia Publishing ISBN 0-7385-5607-6, at pages 10-11, 18, 27 and 35.
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  6. ^ Climate Summary for Vaughn, Washington