Skamania County, Washington

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Skamania County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. Its name derives from the Chinookan word for swift water, a reference to the Columbia River. As of 2000, the population was 9,872. The county seat is at Stevenson, which is also the county's largest city, although the Carson River Valley CDP is more populous.



Skamania County was formed on March 9, 1854.[1]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,684 square miles (4,361 km²), of which 1,656 square miles (4,290 km²) is land and 27 square miles (71 km²) (1.63%) is water. 90% of Skamania is forested and 80% is a part of Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

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