Skagit County
Chronology
This information mostly credited to PatO'Leary, Publisher
of the Puget SoundMail ; date of publication is unknown.

Area

First Settlers

Date

First Enterprise

Date

Post Office

Date

Fidalgo Island

Lt. Salvadore Fidalgo

1790

(Discovery for Spain)





William Munks

1859

Munk's Store

1871

Munks

1870

Guemes Island

James Matthew Humphrey P. O"Bryant

1866

Copper Prospecting

1876



Swinomish

LaConner

Alonzo Low

Alexander R. Underwood



Mike Sullivan &
Sam Calhoun

 

Thomas Hayes


John S. & Louisa Conner

1869

1867

 


1863


1863


1869

Lowe Trading Post

First Cabin & Truck Garden on Swinomish Flats

First reclaiming of Swinomish Flats tide & marshlands & First Farming

Hayes Trading Post

Purch Hayes Trading Post

1867

1863

1868

1870

Chas. Hubbs

John Conner

1866

1870

Samish

Daniel Dingwall

1867

Logging Camp

Store

1867

1869

Dingwall

1870

Belfast

(Jarman Prairie)

"Blanket Bill" Jarman

1868

Filed Pre-eruption Claim

Pre-emption Approved

1873

 

1876



Skagit City

W H McAlpine

1869

Barker's Trading Post

1869

Post Office


Edison

Ben Sampson & Edward McTaggart

1869

Trading Post of Capt. A J Edwards Hotel... Dingwall

1880

1882

Swan Johnson

1876

Bow (formerly Brownsville)

Wm. J Brown

1869

Saw Mill
Howard Butler, Co.

1892

E E Heustad

1901

Mount Vernon

Jasper Gates

Joseph Dwelley

1870

Town founded by...
Clothier & English also first store

1877

Harrison Clothier

1877

Conway

Charles Villeneuve

1873

Store


Villeneuve

1893

Anacortes

Amos & Anna (Curtis) Bowman

1876

Wharf & Store

1877

Anacortes

1879

Fir
(Mann's Landing)

C. H. Mann

1876

Store & Hotel

1876

C. H. Mann

1876

Clear Lake

Robert Pringle

Jacob Bartl

1877

1890

(Bartl) Store

1890

Jacob Bartl

1891

Hamilton
(Was Boomed as the Pittsburgh of the West)

William Hamilton

1877

Gen Mds Store

Coal Mines

1884

1889



Birdsview

Minkler

1878

Water Power Mill

1878

Minkler

1880

Sedro-Woolley


Sedro

Woolley

David Batey, Joseph Hart

Mortimer Cook

P.A. Woolley

1878


1885

1889

Cook's Genl Store


Woolley's Mill

1885


1889

Cook


Woolley

1886


1890

Bayview

W.J. McKenna, Archibald Siegfried, D.A. Jennings

Harry Botcher

1882

 

1882

Saloon & Gen Store

1882

Mrs. McKenna

1883

Avon (Prohibition Town)

W.H. Miller

A.H. Skaling

1882

1883

Skaling Store

1883

W.T. Flagg

1891

Burlington

John P. Millett

1882

T.L. Fox & Son SawMill
Burtonís Saloon

1890

1891

T.G. Wilson

1891

Montborne

Dr. H.P. Montborne

1884

General Store

1890

Post Office

1891

McMurray

McMurray ........

1888

Saw Mill

Dr. Marcus Kenyon, Hotel

1890

Oscar Ball

1891

Baker

Richard Challenger

1888

Hotel

1888

Magnus Miller

1892

Rockport

Al. VonPressentin

1890

Pressentin Store

1891

Pressentin

1891

Sauk

Destroyed by fire...

1889



Post Office

1884

Sauk City

Thomas F. Moody J.W. Sutherland

1890

Saw Mill - destroyed by fire

1899



Cement City (Concrete)

O.C. Miller, Mgr of New Cement Works

1905





Dewey (Deception) (Fidalgo City 1891)

W.H. Halpin

C.J. Carlisle

Late 80s

W.H. Halpin Store

Electric Motor Line

1889

1891

Mary E. Louche

Late 80's

Whitney

Rienzie E. Whitney


Whitney Station Hotel
Anderson Bros. Saloon


Padilla Post Ofc
A.G. Tillinghast

1882

Lyman

Otto Klement

1884

General Store

1883

Post Office


Sterling

Jesse B. Ball

1878

Log Camp & Trading Post

1878



Thorne (Warner's Prairie)

Woodbury J. Thorne

1895



Post Office

1900

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