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Gorst, Washington
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Country United States
State Washington
County Kitsap
 • Total 0.65 sq mi (1.69 km2)
 • Land 0.65 sq mi (1.69 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
30 ft (9 m)
 • Total 592
 • Density 907/sq mi (350.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 360
FIPS code 53-27680
GNIS feature ID 1512247

Gorst is a census-designated place (CDP) at the head of Sinclair Inlet in Kitsap County, Washington, United States. The population was 592 at the 2010 census. Gorst, located on the shores of Puget Sound, is primarily a town consisting of stores, auto dealerships and espresso stands. A residential area, located west of the water along State Route 3, also exists.

Gorst is named for the Gorst family who settled there in the 1890s. Famous residents of Gorst include Vern C. Gorst, "grandfather" of United Airlines, and Edward S. Curtis and Asahel Curtis, well-known photographers. The town has also been linked to the infamous Tree Octopus Hoax, which began on the internet in 1998.

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