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Page Contents for Chewelah, Washington

Statistics & Facts



History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Washington state capital is Olympia.
The population of Chewelah is approximately 2,430 (1999), 2607 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 902 (1990), 1150 (2010).
The amount of land area in Chewelah is 6.333 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Chewelah to Washington DC is 2247 miles.
The distance to the Washington state capital is 267 miles. (as the crow flies)
Chewelah is positioned 48.28 degrees north of the equator and 117.72 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Chewelah elevation is 1,671 feet above sea level.
Chewelah average annual rainfall is 20 inches per year
Chewelah average annual snowfall is 59-90 inches per year.
Chewelah average temperature is 45.6 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 32.4 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 58.8 degrees F.


about 45 miles north of Spokane and about 50 miles south of the Canadian border in eastern Washington on Highway 395. Other communities near Chewelah are Valley, Springdale, Loon Lake, Gifford, Colville, and Addy
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mostly good farm land. Generally, the terrain is mountainous benchland. The most common trees of the area are cedar, Larch (Tamarack), Fir and Pine.
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seasonal. Here is a current weather page for Chewelah. Here is another weather page for the region.

Temperatures can range from below 0 in the winter to heat spells of around 100 degrees in the summer. But normal ranges are usually not that severe. There is usually a nice Indian Summer in late fall. In the winter there is a good amount of snow, but usually not more than 8-20 inches on the ground at one time. Summers bring hot weather, but cool nights.
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History & History Related Items

Chewelah began as one of the mining boom towns of the late 1800's. The Old Dominion Mine was opened nearby when gold was discovered. This brought many gold-seekers into the area to "strike it rich." In 1883, silver and lead strikes were found at Embry Camp, but these didn't last too long before they petered out. By 1910, there were almost 1,500 residents in Chewelah. Chewelah was unique compared to the other mining boom towns because its ore continued to be produced until the mid-1900's. The mines have since ceased to produce their ore, but Chewelah continues to survive with a nostalgic look at his boomtown history.
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The founding of Chewelah


The incorporation of Chewelah



Information all about Chewelah Chamber of Commerce

49 Degrees North ski area is 10 miles east of Chewelah, Washington
49 Degrees North Ski and Snowboard Resort
3311 Flowery Trail Road
Post Office Box 166
Chewelah, WA 99109
Information (509) 935-6649
Snow Line (509) 880-9208
Fax (509) 935-4218

Chewelah Museum
PO Box 271
501 3rd Street East
Chewelah WA 99109
Phone: 509-935-6091

The Chewelah Mural
by artists Keith Powell and David Govedare depicting the area as it might have looked at the end of the ice age.
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Chewelah City Government

City of Chewelah
PO Box 258
Chewelah, WA 99109

Chewelah Chamber

Chewelah Chamber of Commerce
204 E. King
PO Box 94
Chewelah, Washington 99109
Phone: (509) 935-8991
Toll-free: (877) 243-9352

Chewelah Community Events

Held each year during July.
Chataqua has grown and evolved into a major Washington state event attracting thousands of visitors each summer to a premier festival showcasing quality arts and crafts, stage entertainment and fabulous food are showcased in a four-day format of family fun

Chewelah Organizations

Chewelah Chamber of Commerce
204 E. King
PO Box 94
Chewelah, Washington 99109
Phone: (509) 935-8991
Toll-free: (877) 243-9352

Chewelah Schools

A Schools Page for Chewelah.

Chewelah School District No. 36
North 210 Park Street
Post Office Box 47
Chewelah, WA 99109
Phone: 509-935-8671
Fax: 509-935-8605 Chewelah


The population of Chewelah was:
1910 - 823
1920 - 1,288
1950 - 1,683
1970 - 1,365
1980 - 2,012
1990 - 1,945
1995 - 2,322
1996 - 2,332
1999 - 2,430
2002 - 2,138

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