Plat map of Tekoa, (1910)<br>Plat book of Whitman County, Washington compiled and published from actual surveys and the County records by Anderson Map Company

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Title

Plat map of Tekoa, (1910)<br>Plat book of Whitman County, Washington compiled and published from actual surveys and the County records by Anderson Map Company

Subject

Whitman County (Wash.) -- Maps<br>Tekoa -- Maps<br>Connell, Frank P.<br>Fork of the Creek Wash.<br>Northern Pacific Railroad<br>Mr. Daniel Traux

Description

1 map: col., 40 x 36 cm.<br>Plat map from the Whitman County city of Tekoa. Scale: 400'=1". <br>Tekoa's first settler, Mr. Frank P. Connell, erected a post office at his trading post in 1888. That same year, Mr. Daniel Traux platted forty acres of land into a townsite and Tekoa incorporated in 1889. At first the community was known as Fork of the Creek (Hangman Creek), but Mr. Traux's wife looked out from her porch one day to find a sea of tents. It reminded her of a story in the Bible which told of Tekoa--a "city of tents" and suggested the town be named after it. Tekoa housed a roundhouse and main depot for the Northern Pacific Railroad and quickly grew with its support. However, it also had a more diversified economy than some of the other railroad towns, such as Malden, and was able to withstand the rail's decline in the 1980s. It remains a small town in Whitman County today.

Creator

Anderson Map Company

Source

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, WSU Libraries

Publisher

Seattle, Wash. : Anderson Map Company

Date

1910

Contributor

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections

Rights

Contact Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, for copyright information 509 335-6691

Relation

Plat Book of Whitman County Washington Compiled and Published from actual Surveys and the County Records by Anderson Map Company Seattle, Wash 1910

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Maps<br>Plats

Identifier

WSU 147

Coverage

United States--Washington (State)--Whitman County--Tekoa
Hangman Creek

Citation

Anderson Map Company, “Plat map of Tekoa, (1910)<br>Plat book of Whitman County, Washington compiled and published from actual surveys and the County records by Anderson Map Company,” Digital Exhibits, accessed December 7, 2022, http://digitalexhibits.wsulibs.wsu.edu/items/show/1700.