Salkum, Washington

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Salkum is a rural unincorporated community in Lewis County, Washington, United States.[1] The town is located on U.S. Route 12 and has a library, post office, grocery store, tavern, police department, and a fire department.

Salkum is a Cowlitz Indian word meaning "boiling water", a reference to a nearby series of waterfalls on Mill Creek.


  1. ^ "Salkum". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.

Coordinates: 46°31′55″N 122°37′33″W / 46.53194°N 122.62583°W / 46.53194; -122.62583