“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Lewis County, Washington

Clickable Map of Lewis County, Washington and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Lewis County, WA (9) Cowlitz County, WA (5) Grays Harbor County, WA (12) Pacific County, WA (22) Pierce County, WA (104) Skamania County, WA (20) Thurston County, WA (21) Wahkiakum County, WA (3) Yakima County, WA (20)  LewisCounty(9) Lewis County (9)  CowlitzCounty(5) Cowlitz County (5)  GraysHarborCounty(12) Grays Harbor County (12)  PacificCounty(22) Pacific County (22)  PierceCounty(104) Pierce County (104)  SkamaniaCounty(20) Skamania County (20)  ThurstonCounty(21) Thurston County (21)  (3) Wahkiakum County (3)  YakimaCounty(20) Yakima County (20)
Chehalis is the county seat for Lewis County
Adjacent to Lewis County, Washington
      Cowlitz County (5)  
      Grays Harbor County (12)  
      Pacific County (22)  
      Pierce County (104)  
      Skamania County (20)  
      Thurston County (21)  
      Wahkiakum County (3)  
      Yakima County (20)  
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1Washington, Lewis County, Chehalis — 10 — Claquato
On Stearns Road at Claquato Drive, on the left when traveling south on Stearns Road.
This pioneer town founded in 1853 on the donation claim of Louis H. Davis, once was the county seat and an important stop-off for travelers between the Columbia River and Puget Sound. The sturdy little church, built in 1858 with hand-forged nails . . . Map (db m129165) HM
2Washington, Lewis County, Chehalis — Claquato Church
Near Water Steet, 0.1 miles south of Stearns Road, on the left when traveling south.
Under the provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act of October 15, 1966, this property possesses exceptional value in commemorating, or illustrating American History Placed on the National Register on April 24, 1973 by the National Park . . . Map (db m129172) HM
3Washington, Lewis County, Chehalis — The Old Oregon Trail1843-1857
Near Water Street, 0.1 miles south of Stearns Road, on the left when traveling south.
The Oregon Trail, stretching from Missouri to the Pacific, served as the most important route for settlers traveling west. As many as 1600 wagons a day rumbled over the famous route. The northwestern most extension of the Oregon Trail was the . . . Map (db m129173) HM
4Washington, Lewis County, Morton — Riffe Lake OverlookEast Lewis County
On U.S. 12, 0.4 miles east of Mossyrock Dam, on the right when traveling east.
It used to be that you could throw a stick near the headwaters of the Cowlitz River beyond Packwood and it would float past here, to the Columbia River, eventually ending in the Pacific Ocean. Native Americans and pioneers alike not only used the . . . Map (db m158980) HM
5Washington, Lewis County, Mossyrock — MossyrockEast Lewis County
On U.S. 12, 0.9 miles west of Williams Street, on the left when traveling west.
The community of Mossyrock sits on the eastern edge of the Klickitat Prairie. The prairie, named after the Klickitat Indians, was actually home to the Taidnapam, or Upper Cowlitz Indians. Both spoke a dialect of Sahaptin. Early settlers often . . . Map (db m158981) HM
6Washington, Lewis County, Packwood — Packwood“New Deal” Skills Proved Fruitful for Lumber Industry — Lewis County —
On U.S. 12 at Main Street, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 12.
William Packwood and James Longmire traveled across Naches Pass during the 1840s exploring for an easier route east. The trail they blazed is known today as Cowlitz Pass. The explorers discovered this area in 1854 and called it Sulphur Springs; the . . . Map (db m84453) HM
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7Washington, Lewis County, Packwood — The Palisades are Clues to the Past
Near U.S. 12, 0.1 miles east of Forest Service Road 1276, on the right when traveling east.
The rock before you is a clue to a geologic mystery. Between 110,000 and 20,000 years ago, a volcano erupted about nine miles away. Dacite lava flowed here and stopped, forming an unusually deep pool. Geologists don’t know for sure what blocked the . . . Map (db m71658)
8Washington, Lewis County, Packwood — Traveling Over the Cascades: Past and Present
Near U.S. 12, 0.1 miles east of Forest Service Road 1276, on the right when traveling east.
Before Euro-Americans arrived, Native people crossed the mountains on rugged trails to visit relatives, trade with other tribes, and gather food for winter. Later, prospectors, sheepherders, settlers and early Forest Service rangers used the same . . . Map (db m71657) HM
9Washington, Lewis County, Pe Ell — McCormick's MillPe Ell — Lewis County —
On Main Street (Washington Route 6) at East 5th Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
Harry McCormick and F. B. Hubbard organized the McCormick Lumber Company in 1897. The mill was located two miles west of Pe Ell on the South Bend branch of the Northern Pacific Railway. It consisted of a shingle mill, planing mill, dry kilns, . . . Map (db m129138) HM
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Mar. 30, 2023