Whidbey Island

Whidbey Island (historical spelling Whidby) is the largest of nine islands located in Island County, Washington, in the United States. Whidbey is about 30 miles (48 km) north of Seattle, and lies between the Olympic Peninsula and the I-5 corridor of western Washington. The island forms the northern boundary of Puget Sound. It is home to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Whidbey Island is home to 58,211 residents (according to the 2000 census), also known as Whidbey Islanders. An estimated 29,000 of Whidbey Islanders live in rural locations.

Whidbey Island is approximately 35 miles (56 km) long (from the extreme north to extreme south, and 1.5 to 12 miles (2.4 to 19 km) wide, with 168.67 square miles (436.9 km2), making it the 40th largest island in the United States. It is ranked as the fourth longest and fourth largest island in the contiguous United States, behind Padre Island, Texas (the world's longest barrier island); Long Island (a fact disputed by residents); and Isle Royale, Michigan. In the state of Washington, it is the largest island, followed by Orcas Island.

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Washington State Route 20 - Route Description
... Washington State Ferries to Keystone on Whidbey Island ... Once on Whidbey Island SR 20 travels eastward along former tidal flats between Admiralty Inlet and Crocket Lake to the Northern Terminus of SR-525 ... The route again travels in the wrong direction along the northern border with Whidbey Island NAS, in order to avoid the station's runways ...
Whidbey Telecom - Internet Services
... Internet services on Whidbey Island began in 1993 ... Whidbey Telephone began Whidbey Internet Services (WIS) to cover the telephone company's service area ... At the same time, another company, Whidbey Internet Connections (WIC), was founded to serve customers of GTE on the north end of the island ...
Joseph Whidbey - Legacy
... It is not known that Whidbey had children ... Whidbey's house near Plymouth still stands, and is called Bovisand House ... Numerous features around Whidbey Island bear the Whidbey name, such as Joseph Whidbey State Park and Whidbey Island Naval Air Station ...
Skagit Bay
... It is part of the Whidbey Island Basin of Puget Sound ... and Skagit Bay is between Ponell Point on Whidbey Island and Rocky Point on Camano Island ... Skagit Bay is bounded by the Whidbey Island to the west, Fidalgo Island to the north, Camano Island to the south, and the mainland to the east ...

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