Spokane County, Washington

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On January 29, 1868, the Washington Territorial Legislature created Spokane County from the northeastern part of Walla Walla County. In 1864 Spokane was reorganized as part of Stevens County. In 1879 Spokane County was disorganized, reorganized from Stevens County, and recreated as Spokane County.

Spokane County is the center of the "Inland Empire". It includes parts of the Spokane Valley plains, Okanogan, Selkirk Highlands, and Palouse Hills of Eastern Washington.

Spokane, an Indian word meaning "Children of the Sun" or "Sun People", was derived from the chief of the Middle Spokane Indians, Illim Spokanee.

The city of Spokane {spo-kan} is the County Seat. The city was originally called "Spokane Falls", but in 1891 a vote of the people changed it to "Spokane".

Washington became a state, November 11, 1889.



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Towns and Settlements of Spokane County

Airway Heights Amber Chattaroy Cheney
Colbert Country Home Deer Park Dishman
Elk Fairchild Fairfield Fairwood
Four Lakes Green Acres Green Bluff Latah
Liberty Lake Medical Lake Marshall Mead
Milan Millwood Newman Lake Opportunity
Otis Orchards- East Farms Plaza Rockford Spangle
Spokane Spokane Valley Town and Country Trentwood
Tyler Valleyford Veradale Waverly

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Surrounding Counties

Lincoln County, Washington
Pend Oreille County, Washington
Stevens County, Washington
Whitman County, Washington
Benewah County, Idaho
Bonner County, Idaho
Kootenai County, Idaho

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