Plat map of Colfax (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 Colfax (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>Colfax, Wash.--Maps<br>Belleville, Wash.<br>Colfax, Schuyler<br>Perkins, J.A.

Description

1 map: col., 69 x 36 cm.<br>Plat map from the Whitman County city of Colfax. Scale: 400'=1".<br>The farming town of Colfax (located thirteen miles northwest of Pullman) was named in 1872 in honor of President Grant's Vice President, Mr. Schuyler Colfax, by one of the town's earliest settlers--Mr. J.A. Perkins. (Perkins' first name for the area, Belleville, was in honor of his girlfriend at the time. He changed the name when they were no longer together.) Colfax incorporated in 1879 and began as a cattle raising and logging/lumber town. Many people believed the land was not suitable for farming. This all changed by the 1880s, however, with the first crop of winter wheat. As the county seat for Whitman County, Colfax resented being overlooked for the site of Washington State's new land-grant college. This honor was bestowed upon the town of Pullman in 1892.

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 146

Coverage

United States--Washington (State)--Whitman County--Colfax

Citation

Anderson Map Company, “Plat map of Colfax (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/1702.