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A post office called Almota was established in 1878, and remained in operation until 1961. In 1917 it was reported as on the line of the Oregon–Washington Railroad and Navigation Company. The community took its name from Almota Creek.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Almota, Washington
- "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
- Landes, Henry (1917). A Geographic Dictionary of Washington (PDF). Washington Geological Survey, Bulletin No. 17. Olympia: Frank M. Lamborn Public Printer. p. 63.
- Meany, Edmond S. (1923). Origin of Washington geographic names. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 5.
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