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A post office called Artic was established in 1887, and remained in operation until 1907. The community was named for Mrs. Arta Saunders (a recording error by postal officials accounts for the error in spelling, which was never corrected).
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Artic, Washington
- "Grays Harbor County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
- "Unusual names, odd spellings found in Washington". The Spokesman-Review. Dec 24, 1977. pp. A12. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
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