Edgewick, Washington

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Edgewick is an unincorporated community in King County, in the U.S. state of Washington.[1]

History[edit]

A post office called Edgewick was established in 1912, and remained in operation until 1919.[2] The community's name is an amalgamation of Vinnedge and Weeks, the names of two settlers.[3]

The town was completely destroyed in a dam burst known locally as the "Boxley Blowout." [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Edgewick, Washington
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  3. ^ Meany, Edmond S. (1923). Origin of Washington geographic names. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 76.
  4. ^ "Boxley Burst destroys the logging community of Edgewick on December 23, 1918". HistoryLink.org.

Coordinates: 47°26′54″N 121°43′34″W / 47.44833°N 121.72611°W / 47.44833; -121.72611