Boistfort, Washington

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Boistfort, Washington
Unincorporated community
Boistfort, Washington is located in Washington (state)
Boistfort, Washington
Boistfort, Washington
Coordinates: 46°32′06″N 123°08′01″W / 46.53500°N 123.13361°W / 46.53500; -123.13361Coordinates: 46°32′06″N 123°08′01″W / 46.53500°N 123.13361°W / 46.53500; -123.13361
Country United States
State Washington
County Lewis
Elevation 285 ft (87 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 360
GNIS feature ID 1510831[1]

Boistfort is an unincorporated community in Lewis County, Washington, United States. It lies 19 miles away from Chehalis and has one of the tallest peaks that is not a mountain in the entire state of Washington, Boistfort Peak (also called Baw Faw Peak). It has a K-8 school, a library and a tennis court. The original one-room school was established as the first school district in the Territory of Washington.[2]

A post office called Boisfort was established in 1857, the name was changed to Boistfort in 1907, and the post office closed in 1918.[3] The community took its name from nearby Boisfort Prairie.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Boistfort, Washington
  2. ^ Tiller, Priscilla (1991). The Wooden Bench: Inkwells, Slates and Coping Saws. ISBN 978-0962515101. 
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016. 
  4. ^ Meany, Edmond S. (1923). Origin of Washington geographic names. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 24.