Almota, Washington

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Almota is an extinct town in Whitman County, in the U.S. state of Washington. The GNIS classifies it as a populated place.[1]

A post office called Almota was established in 1878, and remained in operation until 1961.[2] In 1917 it was reported as on the line of the Oregon–Washington Railroad and Navigation Company.[3] The community took its name from Almota Creek.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Almota, Washington
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  3. ^ Landes, Henry (1917). A Geographic Dictionary of Washington (PDF). Washington Geological Survey, Bulletin No. 17. Olympia: Frank M. Lamborn Public Printer. p. 63.
  4. ^ Meany, Edmond S. (1923). Origin of Washington geographic names. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 5.

Coordinates: 46°42′11″N 117°28′10″W / 46.70306°N 117.46944°W / 46.70306; -117.46944