Orient, Washington

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Orient, Washington
Orient School
Orient School
Orient is located in Washington (state)
Orient
Orient
Orient is located in the US
Orient
Orient
Coordinates: 48°51′58″N 118°12′10″W / 48.86611°N 118.20278°W / 48.86611; -118.20278Coordinates: 48°51′58″N 118°12′10″W / 48.86611°N 118.20278°W / 48.86611; -118.20278
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountyFerry
Area
 • Total0.43 sq mi (1.1 km2)
 • Land0.43 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Elevation
1,453 ft (443 m)
Population
(2014)estimate
 • Total113
 • Density262/sq mi (101/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
99160
Area code(s)509
GNIS feature ID1524070[1]

Orient is a small unincorporated community in northeastern Ferry County, Washington, United States. The Kettle River flows to the east of the town and marks the border with Stevens County. A BNSF rail line runs through the town alongside U.S. Route 395. The population at the 2010 census was 115.[2]

History[edit]

Orient was the endpoint of a cable bucket tramway completed in 1892 that ran from the First Thought Mine.[3] The First Thought Mine closed down in 1942.[4]

Orient was first settled in 1900 by Alec Ireland and by George Temple in 1901.[5]

Other mines, which were located in the area, Hidden Treasure mine, Red Lion mine, Copper butte mine, Globe mine, and Scotia mine.

Orient School[edit]

Orient is served by Orient School District No. 65. The district offers classes from kindergarten to grade 8. In October 2004, the district had an enrollment of 88 and a single school. The Orient School building is one of the oldest continuously used schoolhouses in Washington state. It was built in 1910.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Orient, Washington
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Orient CDP, Washington". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  3. ^ Boom Town Tales
  4. ^ Stevens County Washington Gold Production
  5. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 54. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6.