Fall City King County, Washington


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  • Feature Type: Populated Place

Official, historical, colloquial and alternative spellings for Fall City

Fall CityOfficial
Mountain View
The Landing
The FallsHistoricalUnofficial

Quoted remarks, origin notes and general history for Fall City

“FALL CITY, a town in the central part of King County. In the early days the place was called "The Landing" or "The Falls." The Bohen brothers had an Indian trading post there. About 1870 James Taylor and the Bohen brothers circulated a petition for a postoffice, which was granted, and Fall City became a fixture. The land where the town was established was owned by Jeremiah W. Borst, the pioneer who settled there in 1858, and became a farmer and hop grower on an extensive scale. (C. W. Bonell, in Names MSS., Letter 178, and History of the Pacific Northwest: Oregon and Washington, Volume II., page 219.)”

Edmond S. Meany, Origin of Washington Geographic Names
Sources
  • U.S. Geological Survey. Geographic Names Phase I data compilation (1976-1981). 31-Dec-1981. Primarily from U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000-scale topographic maps (or 1:25K, Puerto Rico 1:20K) and from U.S. Board on Geographic Names files. In some instances, from 1:62,500 scale or 1:250,000 scale maps.
  • Meany, Edmond S, Origin of Washington Geographic Names, 1923 UW Press, p 85
  • Hitchman, Robert. Place Names of Washington. 31-Dec-1985. State Historical Society.
Last edited on 6/18/2018

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