Lincoln County was organized in 1883 and was once part of Spokane County. It is named after President Abraham Lincoln. It is located in the northeastern part of the state. It was first settled by former miners and government freighters, and its county seat, Davenport, was located by a spring on the trail to Walla Walla. In 1880 Fort Spokane was established on the northern edge of the county to protect the settlers from the Indians. Today the county is one of the major wheat growing areas of the state and the nation. Also of importance are cattle raising and the production of barley and oats.
Bounded by: Ferry and Stevens counties (N), Spokane County (E), Adams and Whitman counties (S) and Grant County (W).
County Seat: Davenport
Chambers of Commerce:
Davenport Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 869, Davenport, WA 99122. Phone 509-725-6711.
Odessa Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 355, Odessa, WA 99159. Phone 509-982-0049.
Wilbur Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 111, Wilbur, WA 99185. Phone 509-647-5551.
County Government: (www.rootsweb.com/~walincol/lincoln.htm) 450 Logan St, Davenport, WA 99122. Courthouse hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Assessor: PO Box 400. Phone 509-725-7011. Fax 509-725-5045.
Auditor: PO Box 28. Phone 509-725-4971. Fax 509-725-0820.
Clerk: PO Box 68. Phone 509-725-1401. Fax 509-725-1150.
Treasurer: PO Box 370. Phone 509-725-5061. Fax 509-725-2037.
Health Department: Lincoln County Health Department, (www.co.lincoln.wa.us/publicahealth.htm) PO Box 1207, Davenport, WA 99122. Phone 509-725-2501. Fax 509-725-4104.
Big Bend Historical Society, PO Box 523, Wilbur, WA 99185-0166. Phone 509-647-5863. Fax 509-647-5863.
Lincoln County Historical Society, Box 585, Davenport, WA 99122. Phone 509-725-6711. Fax 509-724-7631.
Libraries - Academic:
Libraries - Public:
Davenport Public Library, PO Box 1169, 411 Morgan St, Davenport, WA 99122. Phone 509-725-4355.
Harrington Public Library, PO Box 496, S 11 3rd St, Harrington, WA 99134-0496. Phone 509-253-4345. Fax 509-253-4370.
Hesseltine Public Library, Wilbur, WA 99185-0185. Phone 509-647-5828.
Odessa Public Library, PO Box 218, 21 E First, Odessa, WA 99159-0218. Phone 509-982-2654. Fax 509-982-2410.
Reardan Memorial Library, PO Box 227, 120 S Oak, Reardan, WA 99029. Phone 509-769-3921. Fax 509-769-3912.
Sprague Public Library, PO Box 264, 2nd & C St, Sprague, WA 99032. Phone 509-257-2662. Fax 509-257-2691.
Libraries - Special:
Museums and Historical Sites:
Fort Spokane Museum and Visitor Center, (www.nps.gov/laro/pphtml/facilities.html) 44303 State Rte. 25N, Davenport, WA 99122. Phone 509-633-9441 ext 130.
Lincoln County Historical Museum, PO Box 585, 7th & Park, Davenport, WA 99122. Phone 509-725-6711.
Odessa Historical Museum, W 4th and Elm, Odessa, WA 99159. Phone 509-982-2539.
State Archives Branch: