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Ferry County, Washington
Town Names and History

Barstow

Beulah

Boyds

Covada - a town in Ferry County. The name is a composite made by the prospectors, who took the initial letters of the following: Columbia Camp, Orin Mine, Vernie Mine, Ada Mine, Dora Mine and Alice Mine. [Postmaster, Covada., " Origin of Washington Geographic Names"]

Curlew

Danville

Dulwich

Goldstake

Harter

Hazelmere

Impach

Inchelium

Karamin

Keller - A town on the Sanpoil River, in the southern part of Ferry County. There was a miniature placer mining boom there, and J.C. Keller started a store in a tent in 1898. He also built one of the first stores in Republic. He packed his goods to both stores from Wilbur. While he was at Republic, J.K. Wood began calling the other place Keller, and the name has stuck. A mile up the river miners platted a townsite under the name of Keller. Then R.L. Boyle incorporated the older camp under the name of Harlinda. The postal authorities refused to move the postoffice to the new town or to authorize the change of the old town's name to Harlinda. [G.A. Samuels, newspaper clipping, source "Origin of Washington Geographic Names"]


Kewa

Laurier - a town on the Columbia River, in the northeastern corner of Ferry County near the Canadian boundary. It was named by the Great Northern Railroad company in 1902 for Sir Wilfred Laurier, Premier of Canada. [C.H. Didwell, "Origin of Washington Geographic Names"]

Malo

Meteor

Orient - a town on the Columbia River in the northeastern part of Ferry County, named after a mine of the same name two and one half miles from town. It was so named by Alexander Ireland in 1901. [Nellie J. Harvey., Source: "Origin of Washington Geographic Names"]


Pollard

Republic - in the north central part of Ferry County, of which it is the county seat. In the spring of 1896, Philip Creaser and Thomas Ryan located the Republic mine which was later sold for $3,000,000. The town was named for the mine. [J.F. May., Source: "Origin of Washington Geographic Names"]


Torboy

Toroda

West Fork


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