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

Clickable Map of Island 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> Island County, WA (46) Jefferson County, WA (77) Kitsap County, WA (22) San Juan County, WA (0) Skagit County, WA (27) Snohomish County, WA (50)  IslandCounty(46) Island County (46)  JeffersonCounty(77) Jefferson County (77)  KitsapCounty(22) Kitsap County (22)  SanJuanCounty(0) San Juan County (0)  SkagitCounty(27) Skagit County (27)  SnohomishCounty(50) Snohomish County (50)
Coupeville is the county seat for Island County
Adjacent to Island County, Washington
      Jefferson County (77)  
      Kitsap County (22)  
      San Juan County (0)  
      Skagit County (27)  
      Snohomish County (50)  
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1 Washington, Island County, Camano — Camano City Schoolhouse and Community Hall History
The Camano City School District #18 was formed in 1903. This classic example of that eras "One-Room Schoolhouse” was built around 1905, to serve the children of the surrounding community of about 300 families. The land was deeded to the . . . Map (db m143264) HM
2 Washington, Island County, Camano — History of Camano/Camano City
History Of Camano/Camano City (Early records often interchanged these place names) In 1898 the Esary brothers with assistance from Porter Garrison and sons established one of Camano's major logging companies, in the area surrounding the . . . Map (db m143255) HM
3 Washington, Island County, Coupeville — Welcome
We extend you a warm and friendly welcome to Coupeville in the heart of Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve! In 1792, Captain George Vancouver sailed the HMS Discovery into Puget Sound. His first mate, Joseph Whidbey then . . . Map (db m179345) HM
4 Washington, Island County, Coupeville — A Bold New Idea
In 1968, a seemingly simple zoning request kicked off a fight over the future of Central Whidbey Island. When proposed development threatened to cut off access to a beloved beach and replace the heritage farmland you see today with subdivided . . . Map (db m196842) HM
5 Washington, Island County, Coupeville — A Canoe Crossroads
Humans have been part of this landscape for at least 10,000 years. By the time European explorers entered the Salish Sea in the late 1700s, the Lower Skagit people had [utilized] Whidbey Island for millenia, living in mobile and established . . . Map (db m179286) HM
6 Washington, Island County, Coupeville — Central Whidbey Historic DistrictRegistered State Historic Place
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 Dec. 12, 1973 by . . . Map (db m179278) HM
7 Washington, Island County, Coupeville — Col. Isaac Neff Ebey – Rebecca Whitey Ebey
In honor of the founder of Island County and his wife Col. Isaac Neff Ebey – Rebecca Whitey Ebey 1818 – 1857 1822-1858 Whidbey Island’s first permanent settler 1850. Proposed the separation of Island County from Thurston County . . . Map (db m61038) HM
8 Washington, Island County, Coupeville — Cross Built for Father Blanchet's Visit
On May 28, 1840 Father Francois Norbert Blanchet came to Ebey's Landing, from his Cowlitz Mission. The visit was in answer to a request by Chief Tslalakum to come and teach his people the new religion. He was received with great joy by the . . . Map (db m179284) HM
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9 Washington, Island County, Coupeville — Davis Blockhouse
This Blockhouse Erected in 1855 Restored in 1930 By the Ladies of the Round Table In honor of the Pioneer MothersMap (db m60980) HM
10 Washington, Island County, Coupeville — Douglas Fir LogTree Slab In Coupeville City Park
This Douglas Fir is about 700 years old. It would, therefore, have been a sapling about 200 years before Columbus discovered America. ————————————— Restored October 1986 This slab was found near Perrigo's Lake in the early 1930's . . . Map (db m179324) HM
11 Washington, Island County, Coupeville — Ebey Blockhouse
One of four on this site Built 1854Map (db m60978) HM
12 Washington, Island County, Coupeville — Ebey's Landing National Historical ReserveWhere the present partners with the pastEnjoy your time in the Reserve
You are standing in the nation's first historical reserve, a unique unit of the National Park Service. The Reserve was originally championed by a group of concerned residents in the 1970s when Ebey's Prairie was subdivided for large-scale . . . Map (db m179320) HM
13 Washington, Island County, Coupeville — Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve
Ebey's Landing, the nation's first National Historical Reserve, was established by Congress in 1978 "in order to preserve a rural community which provides an unbroken historical record from nineteenth century exploration and settlement in Puget . . . Map (db m179349) HM
14 Washington, Island County, Coupeville — Explore the Reserve
Places to visit 1 Island County Museum 908 NW Alexander Street The Island County Museum features local and regional history. Ice Age relics, woolly mammoth remains, a Native American collection that includes . . . Map (db m179321) HM
15 Washington, Island County, Coupeville — Guarding the Entrance to Puget Sound – Coast Artillery CorpsFort Casey State Park — Admiralty Head Lighthouse —
A Glimpse In Time Like the majority of the coastal forts built in the United States, Fort Casey never fired its guns in warfare. Fort Casey is one of three coastal forts constructed in the late 1890s to defend the entrance to Puget Sound . . . Map (db m61063) HM
16 Washington, Island County, Coupeville — In Home Port After Eight Decades
Penn Cove and Coupeville are home to the Schooner SUVA, during sailing season. See her moored at the historic wharf. A FAMILY YACHT In 1925, Frank J. Pratt Jr. had SUVA built in Hong Kong. Her old growth Burmese Teak hull and . . . Map (db m179319) HM
17 Washington, Island County, Coupeville — Judge Lester Still1872-1960
...came to Whidbey Island in 1895 as a young lawyer and stayed, having been struck with a life-long love of its beauty. Served as Island County Prosecuting Attorney 1896-1907, and Superior Court Judge for Clallam, Island, and Jefferson Counties . . . Map (db m179283) HM
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18 Washington, Island County, Coupeville — Keeping the Alexander Blockhouse alive!!!Preserving Alexander Blockhouse over time
History The Alexander Block house is one of four blockhouses remaining in Central Whidbey Island. Few original blockhouses of this type remain throughout the United States. John Alexander, Sr. built this blockhouse on his donation land claim . . . Map (db m60986) HM
19 Washington, Island County, Coupeville — Mary Barrett
Left side of marker is written in Gaelic and right side is in English Died here. April, 9 AD 1861 One year ten and twenty (years) of age Born at Mineth, Ireland Gentle wife (of) Sam’l Maylor They married in Liverpool At the . . . Map (db m60979) HM
20 Washington, Island County, Coupeville — Methodist Episcopal Church Foundation Stone
The M. E. Church Orgaized 1853 This plate placed on a first foundation stoneMap (db m179281) HM
21 Washington, Island County, Coupeville — Northern Olympic PeninsulaVisitor Information Map
From the end of the Lake Ozette Road, 2 trails lead to the ocean beaches. One, the Indian Village Trail, leads to the site of an abandoned Ozette Indian village at Cape Alava. For over 2000 years, Cape Alava was home to the Makah Indians. . . . Map (db m179353) HM
22 Washington, Island County, Coupeville — Original Home of Seattle’s Best Coffee
“I bought a small old fashion coffee roaster and I plan to roast my own coffee. Front Street will never smell the same!” – Jim Stewart 1969 Jim and Dave Stewart, coffee pioneers and founders of Seattle’s Best Coffee, . . . Map (db m60942) HM
23 Washington, Island County, Coupeville — Remaining Blockhouses of Central Whidbey
Saved Blockhouse In 1921 a local civic group, the Ladies of the Round Table (LORT) began a ten year effort to restore the decaying Davis Blockhouse. Local carpenter Fred Krueger handled the project carefully replacing rotting beams while . . . Map (db m60991) HM
24 Washington, Island County, Coupeville — Sunnyside
Donation claim of Jacob Ebey. Served in War of 1812, the Black Hawk War and the Mexican War. When 61 yrs old led company across plains with covered wagons. Settled on Whidbey Island and built this home, four blockhouses and stockade in 1856 . . . Map (db m60977) HM
25 Washington, Island County, Coupeville — The Crockett Blockhouse
Sudden Indian attacks at Seattle and Bellingham in 1855 caused consternation among the small pioneering settlements on Puget Sound. The tradition of blockhouse defense was well known to American settlers, dating from the earliest English colonies. . . . Map (db m61040) HM
26 Washington, Island County, Coupeville — The Jolly Boat
. . . Map (db m61036) HM
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27 Washington, Island County, Coupeville — Washington State Ferries
Ferryboats have been active on Puget Sound since January 1, 1889. The City of Seattle offered the first scheduled service between Seattle and West Seattle; a bargain at 5 cents per passenger! The Washington State Ferry System traces . . . Map (db m179348) HM
28 Washington, Island County, Coupeville — Water Highways
The Coupeville Wharf was built in 1905 in response to the increased economic, military and social activities in the area, and was one of several that supported the busy shipping commerce to and from Whidbey Island. In the late 1800s, sailing . . . Map (db m179287) HM
29 Washington, Island County, Coupeville — World War Memorial1914 • 1918
Died in Service Harvey Baker · Camano • Glenn E. Muzzall · San de Fuca Ernest Knowles · Crescent Harbor • George B. Morris · Smith's Prairie Math. L. English · Fort Casey • Harry Nourse · Maxwelton Harry Burton · Langley • . . . Map (db m179280) WM
30 Washington, Island County, Coupeville — Zylstra Law Office1904 — Coupeville Historical Building —
The cottage was actually built as two separate buildings. The eastern half was built as a law office for James Zylstra. The western half was added and the building became the medical office for Dr. Chas. White. In 1998 Rev. Barry Burton & Capt. Mike . . . Map (db m61037) HM
31 Washington, Island County, Deception Pass State Park — Deception PassA Mysterious Channel — Welcome to Deception Pass State Park —
The swirling waters that pass in and out of the narrow channels between Whidbey Island and Fidalgo Island have captivated visitors to this area for thousands of years. Salish Native American tribes were the first human inhabitants of these . . . Map (db m74012) HM
32 Washington, Island County, Deception Pass State Park — Deception PassBefore the Bridge — Welcome to Deception Pass State Park —
It's hard to imagine Deception Pass without the bridge. But until 1935, the gap between Fidalgo Island and Whidbey Island could only be crossed by boat. In 1924 a small ferry called the Deception Pass began running between Yokeko Point . . . Map (db m74083) HM
33 Washington, Island County, Deception Pass State Park — Deception PassA Park Divided — Welcome to Deception Pass State Park —
When the federal government transferred 1,700 acres of land on Fidalgo Island and Whidbey Island to the State of Washington in 1925, Deception Pass State Park was barely an idea. For decades, the land had been a military reservation set aside . . . Map (db m74085) HM
34 Washington, Island County, Langley — Luhn Building 1939
Built by Richard Luhn on the site of Anderson's blacksmith shop. Housed his realty and a dentist's office. Robert Smith's "First Properties" realty followed. Lawyer Tim Martin added an addition in 1982. Waterman Enterprises, Inc. bought the . . . Map (db m195450) HM
35 Washington, Island County, Langley — Post Office 1939
Built in 1939 on the site of Langley's first hotel that burned in 1921, it served as the Post Office until 1960. It next housed a laundry, pottery studio, appliance repair shop, wine shop, antique store, and flower shop, before becoming . . . Map (db m195443) HM
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36 Washington, Island County, Langley — Star Store 1919
Joe Primavera founded the Star Store in 1919 as a shoe repair business in his home at Second Street and Anthes Ave. He moved the business to First Street in 1922. Joe, wife Martina and son Victor are standing in front of the new 1929 . . . Map (db m195446) HM
37 Washington, Island County, Langley — Tiemeyer Bakery 1925
Frederick Tiemeyer ran a bakery here from 1925 to 1944. His nickle butterhorns were very popular. The building next housed linoleum and furniture stores, beauty and barber shops, and several other businesses before becoming the Cafe . . . Map (db m195445) HM
38 Washington, Island County, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island — U.S. Navy Patrol and Reconnaissance Memorial
Dedicated to all U.S. Navy Patrol and Reconnaissance Naval Aviators, Naval Flight Officers and Aircrewmen who, for the cause of freedom, have made the ultimate sacrifice. Special thanks to Mr. John Christiansen for his many contributions to . . . Map (db m74000) HM WM
39 Washington, Island County, Oak Harbor — Beeksma’s CornerCity of Oak Harbor
Family Origins This park is named after the family of Egbert and Betty Beeksma in recognition of the business they started on the site of park and their contribution to the development of Oak Harbor. Egbert Beeksma was born the Netherlands . . . Map (db m60940) HM
40 Washington, Island County, Oak Harbor — Crossing the PassPast to Present
Before the bridge was completed in 1935, the only way to cross Deception Pass was by boat. If you wanted to take your car from Whidbey to Fidalgo Island in 1929 your crossing would look like this, aboard the MV Acorn. Your captain could . . . Map (db m61465) HM
41 Washington, Island County, Oak Harbor — Deception Pass
Named by Captain George Vancouver 10 June 1792. Feeling that he had been “Deceived” as to the nature of the inner waterway, Port Gardner (now Saratoga Passage) he wrote on his chart “Deception Pass”. He . . . Map (db m60904) HM
42 Washington, Island County, Oak Harbor — 3 — Deception Pass
To the north of this narrow passage is Fidalgo Island, so named for the Spanish explorer, Lieutenant Salvador Fidalgo. To the south is Whidbey Island, second largest island in the contiguous 48 states, which Captain George Vancouver, while exploring . . . Map (db m60903) HM
43 Washington, Island County, Oak Harbor — Flintstone Park Flagpole
This Navy flagstaff is placed here to honor all those Navy people who have served aboard the Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island, their families, and the people of Oak Harbor who have long supported the Navy mission. Our National Ensign was . . . Map (db m73990) HM WM
44 Washington, Island County, Oak Harbor — Oak Harbor’s Early “Town”
Oak Harbor’s early “town” was built along the waterfront, and stretched from Maylor’s store along Pioneer Way to about a block east of the junction of Flintstone Freeway and Midway and Pioneer. The east end of the town burned in a . . . Map (db m60938) HM
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45 Washington, Island County, Oak Harbor — Oak Harbor's Ties to the Sea
'Why do we love the sea? Because she has the power to make us think things we like to think.' - Robert Henry The Old Wharf and Steamships Look offshore toward Maylor's Point and you will see a concrete block that remains from Oak . . . Map (db m73991) HM
46 Washington, Island County, Oak Harbor — The Skagit, a stately society
The Skagit Indians maintained several villages on Penn Cove. The paramount Skagit chief lived at Snakelum Point, southeast across the cove. The village at Monroe’s Landing was called cokwol’a. Cokwol’a was a major village of the Skwdabs, a subgroup . . . Map (db m61074) HM
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Jun. 8, 2023