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Pend Oreille County

Founded: March 1, 1911

Pend Oreille County
Sheriff's Office

331 South Garden Avenue
Newport, WA 99156

Phone: 509.447.3151
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Pend Oreille County is named after the Pend d'Oreilles tribe, whose name is French for "earring" (literally "hangs in the ear"). As of 2007, the estimated population was 12,600. The county seat is at Newport, which is also the county's largest city.

Pend Oreille County was created out of Stevens County on March 1, 1911.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,425 square miles, of which, 1,400 square miles of it is land and 25 square miles of it (1.76%) is water. The population density is 8 per square mile.

Principal Communities:
  • Cusick
  • Ione
  • Metaline
  • Metaline Falls
  • Newport (County Seat)

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Sheriff Alan Botzheim
Took Office: January 1, 2011

Employees: 49
Budget: $4.4 million

Pend Oreille County Courthouse
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