Chattaroy, Washington

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Chattaroy is an unincorporated community in Spokane County, Washington, United States. The town is located on U.S. Route 2 approximately 10 miles north-northeast of Spokane at the confluence of the Little Spokane River and Deer Creek.

History[edit]

Founded in the 1880s, Chattaroy is located two miles east of the defunct Spokane Falls & Northern Railway's Dragoon station. Residents were buried in the Chattaroy cemetery as early as 1888.[1] A post office called Chattaroy has been in operation since 1888.[2] The origin of the name Chattaroy is obscure.[3]

In 1900 the community consisted of approximately 250 residents, two general stores, Barker's Hotel, a drug store operated by a Dr. Smith, a blacksmith shop, a public school with some 60 students, a Congregational church ministered by Reverend F. McConaughy, a Sunday school, and a Modern Woodmen of America hall.[4]

Climate[edit]

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Chattaroy has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chattaroy Cemetery - Spokane County, Washington Archived July 8, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Spokane County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Sullivan, Julie (March 16, 1989). "Architect builds historical interest with trivia". Spokane Chronicle. pp. S9. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Edwards, Jonathan (1847-1929) (1900). Illustrated history of Spokane county, state of Washington. W.H. Lever. pp. 278–279. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Chattaroy, Washington

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