Skamania County

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Skamania Countyis named for a Chinookan Native American word meaning “swift water”.           


Created:  March 9, 1854

County Seat: 

Stevenson 1854 – present


County Courthouse – Stevenson


Location:  340 Vancouver Avenue / Russell Avenue

Built:  1948 – 1949

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Donald J Stewart

Contractor:  C L Beedle Construction, Company


Description:  The building  faces southeast and is a three story concrete and glass structure. The southeast front has an entrance on the west. There are columns along the central and east part of the first story with recessed wall. The second and third stories has horizontal windows. The westerly section projects from the main building and has projecting windows on the second and third stories. The roof line is flat.



N – Lewis County 

E – Yakima County and Klickitat County

S – Hood River County, Oregon and Multnomah County, Oregon

W – Clark County and Cowlitz County











Photos taken 2012