Silverton, Washington

Summary

Silverton in 1906

Silverton is an unincorporated community in Snohomish County, in the U.S. state of Washington.[1]

History

A post office called Silverton was established in 1892, and remained in operation until 1945.[2] Silverton was named by the local miners.[3] The Silverton Ranger District, a unit of the Mount Baker National Forest, was established in 1908 and closed in 1936 before the completion of the Mountain Loop Highway. The ranger station was re-used for an educational nature camp, named Camp Silverton, that was operated by private groups and Everett Public Schools until 1997. The camp was demolished in 2019.[4]

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Silverton, 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. 271.
  4. ^ Davey, Stephanie (July 21, 2019). "An era is ending for once bustling Camp Silverton". The Everett Herald. Retrieved June 1, 2020.

Coordinates: 48°04′42″N 121°34′01″W / 48.07833°N 121.56694°W / 48.07833; -121.56694