Colbert, Washington

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Colbert, Washington
Unincorporated community
Colbert, Washington is located in Washington (state)
Colbert, Washington
Colbert, Washington
Coordinates: 47°49′34″N 117°20′49″W / 47.826°N 117.347°W / 47.826; -117.347Coordinates: 47°49′34″N 117°20′49″W / 47.826°N 117.347°W / 47.826; -117.347
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountySpokane
Elevation1,840 ft (560 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code99005
Area code(s)509

Colbert (/ˈklbərt/) is an unincorporated community in Spokane County, Washington, United States. The town is on U.S. Route 2, north of the city of Spokane.

History[edit]

Colbert was originally called Drygoon; the present name is for Harry Colbert, an early postmaster.[1]

A post office was established as Drygoon in 1890, and the name was changed to Colbert in 1902.[2]

Education[edit]

Children who live in Colbert attend either Colbert Elementary School on Greenbluff Road or Midway Elementary School, both of which, along with Shiloh Hills Elementary and Meadow Ridge Elementary, feed into the newly formed Mountainside Middle School (previously Mead Middle School), which feeds into Mount Spokane High School. These schools are part of the Mead School District.

Colbert Elementary School has about 600 students enrolled, with 25 classroom teachers, 11 specialists, and 26 support staff.

Additionally, the K-12 private school Northwest Christian is located in Colbert.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sullivan, Julie (March 16, 1989). "Architect builds historical interest with trivia". Spokane Chronicle. pp. S9. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Spokane County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 May 2015.

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