|• Total||0.43 sq mi (1.1 km2)|
|• Land||0.43 sq mi (1.1 km2)|
|Elevation||1,453 ft (443 m)|
|• Density||262/sq mi (101/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (PDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1524070|
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.
Orient was first settled in 1900 by Alec Ireland and by George Temple in 1901.
Other mines, which were located in the area, Hidden Treasure mine, Red Lion mine, Copper butte mine, Globe mine, and Scotia mine.
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.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Orient, Washington
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Orient CDP, Washington". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
- Boom Town Tales
- Stevens County Washington Gold Production
- Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 54. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6.
|This Ferry County, Washington state location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|