City of Waterville

Date Visited:   Sunday, September 29, 2002
Visited With:   Sister, Mom, & Auntie Pat
County:   Douglas

The City of Waterville is located right in the middle of Douglas County and is the County Seat. This visit was my first
to Waterville and I was very pleasantly surprised by what I found there.

First of all, Waterville is a very old city, with some awesome historical buildings. We spent a few extra minutes driving around the town taking a look at them. However, the real gem for me was finding the post office and the little secret this
post office was hiding. If you take a look at the photo above, you will see the Waterville Post Office still exhibits the old
post office state abbreviation of WN and (for the first time during my travels) the words Zip No. are actually on the side
of the building. 

Now I know this sounds simple, but for someone who has spent a lot of time traveling and touring the state, this was a rare find. And this is why I decided to make Waterville one of my favorite cities. For more info, visit
Douglas County
Douglas County's Web Site
17th Largest County - County Seat: Waterville
county map

Douglas County is located in north central Washington in a dry region generally termed "the Big Bend Country." It was named after Stephen A. Douglas, U.S. Senator and political leader of Illinois. On November 23, 1883, what is now Douglas and Grant Counties was created by the Territorial Legislature as Douglas County.