Baird, Washington

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Baird is a ghost town in Douglas County, Washington, United States.[1] Baird is part of ZIP code 99115 and is home to the Highland Cemetery (also occasionally known as the Baird Cemetery). Baird appears on a 1909 map of Douglas County. The town was located about 7 miles (11 km) west of Coulee City, on the high ground between Moses Coulee and Grand Coulee.[2][3]

A post office called Baird was established in 1896, and remained in operation until 1934.[4] James Baird, an early postmaster, gave the town his name.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Baird (historical)
  2. ^ http://www.usgwarchives.net/maps/washington/wa-crams/dougrant.jpg
  3. ^ http://www.washington.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=pf_output.cfm&file_id=7961
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016. 
  5. ^ Meany, Edmond S. (1923). Origin of Washington geographic names. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 12. 

Coordinates: 47°37′13″N 119°28′11″W / 47.62028°N 119.46972°W / 47.62028; -119.46972