George, Washington

2016-7-28 Crops (1)When we head north, we often stop for gas in George, Washington.  It’s right next to Martha.  Shree’s has the best prices found for gas.  I’ve not really seen a town, around.  The main attraction is the gas station.  Below is some interesting information about George.2016-7-28 Crops (2)

George, Washington

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George
City
George, Washington
The Gorge Amphitheatre in George

The Gorge Amphitheatre in George
Location of George, Washington
Location of George, Washington
Coordinates: 47°4′42″N 119°51′26″WCoordinates: 47°4′42″N 119°51′26″W
Country United States
State Washington
County Grant
Area[1]
 • Total 1.33 sq mi (3.44 km2)
 • Land 1.33 sq mi (3.44 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,227 ft (374 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 501
 • Estimate (2015)[3] 501
 • Density 376.7/sq mi (145.4/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 98824, 98848
Area code 509
FIPS code 53-26455
GNIS feature ID 1505105[4]
Website City of George

George is a city in Grant County, Washington, United States. The population was 501 at the 2010 census. It takes its name from George Washington, and is the only town in the United States to bear the full name of a US President. It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.[5]

The city is known for being near the Gorge Amphitheatre, sometimes called “The Gorge at George”. The Gorge Amphitheatre is the host of the annual Sasquatch! Music Festival.

The city also celebrates national holidays such as the Fourth of July, and Washington’s Birthday, with cherry pies. It bakes the world’s largest cherry pie every year on July 4, and serves it to the crowd.[6]

History

According to the United States Census B

George began as a large irrigation district between Quincy and Moses Lake. In the early 1950s, the need for a town to support the local agriculture business was evident, and the Bureau of Land Management agreed to 339 acres (1.37 km2) for this purpose. The winning (and only) bid was that of the local pharmacist, Charlie Brown. Brown invested his own money into the venture, and with help from a University of Washingtoninstructor, the town structure was planned. The plan included streets, utilities, etc.

When filing the papers for the town with the BLM, Brown decided that the town should be named as a respectably humorous salute to the first President of the United States, George Washington.[7]

Incidentally, the citizens of the town have named their streets after varieties of cherries grown in the area, such as Bing and Royal Anne.

The town was officially incorporated on July 4, 1957 at a ceremony including the governor of Washington.[7]

Geography 

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.33 square miles (3.44 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, George has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated “BSk” on climate maps.[8]

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 501 people, 131 households, and 109 families residing in the city. The population density was 376.7 inhabitants per square mile (145.4/km2). There were 168 housing units at an average density of 126.3 per square mile (48.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 38.1% White, 1.4% Native American, 59.9% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 75.0% of the population.

There were 131 households of which 60.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 11.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 16.8% were non-families. 8.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.82 and the average family size was 4.14.

The median age in the city was 24.8 years. 35.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 14.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28% were from 25 to 44; 15% were from 45 to 64; and 6.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.1% male and 45.9% female.

 

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I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!
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