Getchell was laid out in the 1890s by L. W. Getchell, and named for him. A post office called Getchell was established in 1890, and remained in operation until 1918.
- ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Getchell, Washington
- ^ Meany, Edmond S. (1923). Origin of Washington geographic names. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 96.
- ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
Coordinates: 48°04′19″N 122°05′49″W / 48.07194°N 122.09694°W