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The population of Goldendale is approximately 3,319 (1990), 3407 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,416 (1990), 1462 (2010).

The amount of land area in Goldendale is 5.288 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Goldendale to Washington DC is 2363 miles. The distance to the Washington state capital is 132 miles. (as the crow flies)
Goldendale is positioned 45.82 degrees north of the equator and 120.81 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Goldendale location: in south-central Washington, near the Oregon border. Nearby communities are: Centerville, Maryhill, Wahkiacus, and Klickitat.

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Goldendale history:

Founded by John Golden in the late 1800's.

Goldendale is a farming community, mostly wheat and alfalfa are grown, but barley and other crops are also produced. Many families are second and third generation farmers. For this reason it is a town rich in history and with strong ties not only to family but also to the land.
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Goldendale attractions:

Goldendale is the home of one of the highest-powered telescopes in the nation. It is accessible to the public at the Goldendale Observatory.

Maryhill museum, an amazing piece of architecture, is within 15 miles of Goldendale and is a great day excursion for visitors to the town or residents who enjoy history and art.

Approximately 10 miles South of Goldendale is a replica of the Stone Henge built by Sam Hill and dedicated in mid 1920's to the memory of the World War I dead from Kilckitat County.

There is a Klickitat County museum in the Presby Mansion located at West Broadway and North Grant in Goldendale. The museum features historical memorabilia from Kiickitat County.

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