Plaza, Washington

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Plaza, Washington
Plaza, Washington is located in Washington (state)
Plaza, Washington
Plaza, Washington
Coordinates: 47°19′13″N 117°23′02″W / 47.32028°N 117.38389°W / 47.32028; -117.38389Coordinates: 47°19′13″N 117°23′02″W / 47.32028°N 117.38389°W / 47.32028; -117.38389
CountryUnited States
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code(s)509
GNIS feature ID1512567[1]

Plaza is an unincorporated community in Spokane County, Washington, United States. Plaza is situated in a valley formed by Spangle Creek, located approximately 7 miles (11 km) north of Rosalia. U.S. Route 195, a major north–south highway in the Palouse region, ran through the settlement until it was relocated to a bypass in 1974.[2]


Plaza was founded by Robert Patterson, a former Pony Express rider who had operated throughout Washington Territory. He built a general store along the rail line that ran between Spokane and Colfax, and a small community of farmers and tradesmen cropped up around it. Agriculture was the primary industry, but goods and services were also made available to railway passengers.


  1. ^ "Plaza". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  2. ^ "U.S. 195 Road Link Not Done". Spokane Daily Chronicle. September 24, 1975. p. 1. Retrieved December 21, 2015.