Artic, Washington

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Artic is an unincorporated community in Grays Harbor County, in the U.S. state of Washington.[1]


A post office called Artic was established in 1887, and remained in operation until 1907.[2] The community was named for Mrs. Arta Saunders (a recording error by postal officials accounts for the error in spelling, which was never corrected).[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Artic, Washington
  2. ^ "Grays Harbor County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Unusual names, odd spellings found in Washington". The Spokesman-Review. Dec 24, 1977. pp. A12. Retrieved 20 May 2015.

Coordinates: 46°53′20″N 123°42′53″W / 46.88889°N 123.71472°W / 46.88889; -123.71472