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All information I have for Grant county is presented on this website. I do not live in the area and am unable to do research for you. If you have any information relating to Grant County or the people who once called it home that you would like to share, please send me an email. Thank You!

MaryAlice Schwanke
greatupnorth@gmail.com
 

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A Brief History

Fresh as a daisy

Grant county was formed from Douglas County  on February 24, 1909, and named after President Ulysses S Grant.  The county seat is Ephrata, and the largest city is Moses Lake.

Native American cultures in the area included the Interior Salish, Wenatchi, and the Okanagan.

White settlers began to arrive in the mid-to-late 19th century, primarily with the goal of raising livestock.  Irrigation attempts began in 1898, but it would be years before real success. 

Three major railway systems tracked through the county; the Great Northern, Northern Pacific and the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad.  The Columbia River was navigable in this area which allowed crops to be transported out of the area easily that also allowed towns like Wilson's Creek, Quincy and Ephrata to thrive.

Adjacent Counties

 
Adams
Benton
Douglas
Franklin
 
 
Kittitas
Lincoln
Okanogan
Yakima
 

Communities of Grant County

  
Adco (Unincorporated)
Adrian (Unincorporated)
Banks Lake South (Census-designated place)
Beverly (Unincorporated)
Cascade Valley (Census-designated place)
Corfu (Ghost town)(Unincorporated)
Coulee City
Coulee Dam (partial)
Desert Aire (Census-designated place)
Electric City
Ephrata (county seat)
George
Grand Coulee
Hartline
Krupp (formally known as Marlin)
Lakeview (Census-designated place)
 
 
Mae (Unincorporated)
Mattawa
Moses Lake
Moses Lake North (Census-designated place)
Quincy
Royal City
Ruff (Unincorporated)
Schawana (Unincorporated)
Soap Lake
Stratford (Unincorporated)
Trinidad (Unincorporated)
Wheeler (Unincorporated)
Warden
Wilson Creek
Winchester (Unincorporated)
 
 

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