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"Amboy, Washington"
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Approaching Amboy from the south, Washington. Image taken August 18, 2018.


Amboy, Washington ...
The small Washington community of Amboy is located in north central Clark County, north of the East Fork Lewis River and south of the Lewis River. Southeast of Amboy is Yacolt and northeast of Amboy is Chelatchie, both on the historic Lower Klickitat Trail. Four miles southwest of Amboy is Fargher Lake. Amboy is located in T5N R3E, Sec.16.

Early Amboy ...
According to "Place Names of Washington" (Hitchman, 1985):

"Amboy:   Village 5 miles south of Lake Merwin on Cedar Creek, north central Clark County. The name is a composite arranged by the A.M. Ball family who settled here in 1879, and operated the post office when it was established in 1880. They combined the initials "A. M." with "boy" for their popular son. The family came from Amboy, Minnesota, which was named by them in the same manner."

According to "Names in Clark County" ("The Columbian", 2014):

"Amboy:   When A.M. Ball circulated a petition asking for a post office in 1886, he was given the honor of naming the town. There are three versions of how he made his choice. One version is that there were several settlers with the initials A.M.B., among them Ball himself as well as A.M. Browning and A.M. Blaker, who were called the A.M. Boys."


Amboy, etc.

  • Mountain View Cemetery ...
  • Mountain View Hazen Church ...
  • North Clark Historical Museum ...


Mountain View Cemetery ...
(to come)


Mountain View Hazen Church ...
(to come)


North Clark Historical Museum ...
(to come)


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

Clark, ...
 




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*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003

Sources: Na
  • "The Columbian", 2014, "Clark History, Names in Clark County";
  • Hitchman, R., 1985, "Place Names of Washington", Washington Historical Society Press;


All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
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