town of Conconully Washington was much larger in the early days. Current
Population is approximately 190. In the early 1800's, fur traders were
the prominent people in the area. By 1857, prospectors passed through the
area on their way to the Cariboo gold fields of British Columbia. In 1858,
the county's first permanent resident, Hiram F. "Okanogan" Smith settles
near the foot of Lake Osoyoos, Smith planted some of the county's first
apple orchards. A few of his apple and pear trees still bear fruit. By
1860, the fur trade dwindled and focus in the area shifted to mineral mining.
Conconully was first known as Salmon City, the town changed its name to
Conconully in 1888 when boom times swelled its population to over 500.
It became the county seat later that year, but lost that to Okanogan in
1915. Conconully was incorporated as a town in 1890. Conconully has survived
boom and bust times, depressions, a fire which leveled the business district
in 1892, a flood which swept most of it away in 1894. By the 1970s Lumber
and cattle ranching grew in importance.
today is a small rural town surrounded by 8 lakes in the area. The fish
& game department stock these lakes with game fish each year. Deer,
blue grouse, bear and pheasant draw many during the hunting season. There
are many camping sites around the Conconully area. There's RV parks and
a large city park right alone side the Lower lake. Also offering 250 miles
of snowmobiling and cross-country ski trails for your winter time fun &
Place your Banner Advertisement here.
Sale by Owner Real Estate|Okanogan County
Is Okanogan County?|Getting
History & Pictures|Posting
in our guide to Okanogan County Washington.
here to learn more...
with Internet Explorer or Netscape
to the web 8/04/06