Steptoe, Washington

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Steptoe, WA

Steptoe is a small unincorporated rural town in Whitman County, Washington, United States.[1] Steptoe is 11 miles north of the county seat, Colfax and is 43 miles south of Spokane.

A post office called Steptoe was established in 1875.[2] The community is named after Colonel Edward Steptoe for a battle located north of Steptoe near Rosalia, Washington.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Steptoe, Washington
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Meany, Edmond S. (1923). Origin of Washington geographic names. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 289. 

Coordinates: 47°00′22″N 117°21′22″W / 47.00611°N 117.35611°W / 47.00611; -117.35611