Fargher Lake, Washington

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Fargher Lake
Fargher Lake is located in Washington (state)
Fargher Lake
Fargher Lake
Location within the state of Washington
Fargher Lake is located in the United States
Fargher Lake
Fargher Lake
Fargher Lake (the United States)
Coordinates: 45°53′18″N 122°30′51″W / 45.88833°N 122.51417°W / 45.88833; -122.51417Coordinates: 45°53′18″N 122°30′51″W / 45.88833°N 122.51417°W / 45.88833; -122.51417
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountyClark
Elevation
679 ft (207 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code(s)360
GNIS feature ID1504828[1]

Fargher Lake is an unincorporated community in Clark County, Washington, United States.

It is Located around 7 mi (11 km) northwest from the Town of Yacolt.

The settlement, as well as a former lake located nearby, both share the name "Fargher Lake".

History[edit]

The lake was originally named Hard Hack Swamp. Horatio and Fred Farghuar, who immigrated in the 1860s from the Isle of Wight, settled near the lake.They later changed the spelling of the name to "Fargher".[2]

The lake and surrounding area was renamed Fargher Lake, and the lake was drained sometime during the early 1960s.[2] The drained lake bed was used then for farming and currently contains blueberry fields.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fargher Lake
  2. ^ a b Johnson, Noel. "Fargher Lake History". lewisriver.com. NWNature.com Inc. Retrieved 13 July 2017.