Olema, Washington

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Coordinates: 48°17′09″N 119°48′15″W / 48.285704°N 119.8042323°W / 48.285704; -119.8042323Coordinates: 48°17′09″N 119°48′15″W / 48.285704°N 119.8042323°W / 48.285704; -119.8042323[1]
Country United States
State Washington
County Okanogan
GNIS feature ID 1524024[1]

Olema is an unincorporated community in the U.S. state of Washington.

It is located at 48°17′09″N 119°48′15″W / 48.28583°N 119.80417°W / 48.28583; -119.80417 (48°17′09″N 119°48′15″W / 48.2857039°N 119.804232°W / 48.2857039; -119.804232).[1]


A post office called Olema was established in 1896, and remained in operation until 1924.[2]

On December 17, 1924, Jimmie Fehlhaber (13, male) was attacked and killed near Olema as he tried to outrun a cougar for about 100 yards.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Olema, Washington
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Beier, Paul (1991). "Paul Beier's Table for Mountain Lion Attacks in the United States and Canada". Retrieved April 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ Craig, John (August 25, 1999). "Boy, 4, injured in cougar attack". The Spokesman-Review. Archived from the original on 2000-09-03. Retrieved 10 April 2012. Of the nine recorded cougar attacks on humans in Washington, seven have been in this decade. Only once, in the 1920s in Okanogan County, was a victim killed.