Pend Oreille County Hall of Justice, Newport, WA

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Newport, WA (Pend Oreille County)

. Pend Oreille County, in the extreme northeast corner of Washington, was the last county created in the state. The long narrow strip of land bordering the Idaho Panhandle comprised the easternmost part of Stevens County until designated a separate county in 1911. In 1912, Newport, the largest town, defeated three other contenders to become county seat. The name Pend Oreille derives from a French-Canadian fur trade moniker for local Indians who probably wore large ear pendants. (1)

. I'm not sure if this is the County Courthouse. Several links to a map from Reference (1) indicate that it is. The linked map also has an Old County Courthouse listed, which I did not get a picture of.

. References (1) Pend Oreille County

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