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The population of Kettle Falls is approximately 1,272 (1990), 1595 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 528 (1990), 676 (2010).

The amount of land area in Kettle Falls is 2.267 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.001 sq kilometers.
The distance from Kettle Falls to Washington DC is 2270 miles. The distance to the Washington state capital is 260 miles. (as the crow flies)
Kettle Falls is positioned 48.60 degrees north of the equator and 118.05 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Kettle Falls location: in northeastern Washington, northwest of Spokane.

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Kettle Falls history:

"Sources of the River" by Jack Nisbet, "A Brief History of Kettle Falls" and more.
Kettle Falls has 9000 years of documented human history. Before the Grand Coulee Dam was built on the Columbia River Kettle Falls was the second most important salmon fishing site on the Columbia. Hundreds for Native Americans traveled from as far as 400 miles away to gather, fish and trade at the falls twice a year for hundreds of years. Explorer David Thompson (working for the North Western Trading Company)came to Kettle Falls June 19, 1811. A few days after the beginning of the first salmon runs for the summer. When the European settlers started to come into the area the Hudson Bay Company built Fort Colvile in 1826. The trading post operated until the late 1860's. Chinese placer miners out numbered European settlers for a while in the area. Kettle Falls, is still rich in ethnic diversity and natural and cultural history. From Ice Age sheets covering the land to Ice Age Floods ripping away the land, there are fossils to be found, petrified wood that has been eroded out of the landscape and more Bald Eagles nesting than almost anywhere else in the lower 48.
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Kettle Falls attractions:

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

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