Lewis and Clark's Columbia River
Home Regions Campsites Penny Postcards My Corps of Discovery Image Index Links About This Site Main Menu
Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Brush Prairie, Washington"
Includes ... Brush Prairie ...
Image, 2015, Brush Prairie, Washington, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Brush Prairie General Store, Brush Prairie, Washington. Image taken August 3, 2018.


Brush Prairie, Washington ...
Brush Prairie is a small Washington community located north of Vancouver. Two and 1/2 miles east lies Hockinson, six miles north lies Battle Ground, and five miles south lie the communities of Orchards and Sifton. Brush Prairie is located in T3N R2E, Sec.22.

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

"Brush Prairie:   Town 8 miles northeast of Vancouver, central Clark County. t was named by Elmorine Bowman for a very brushy prairie and swamp on her father's homestead. Several attempts to change the name have been voted down."

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

"Brush Prairie:   South of Battle Ground, this area was named by Elmorine Bowman for a very brushy prairie and swamp on her father's homestead. Others believe the area was simply named for a brushy marsh nearby."

Views ...

Image, 2015, Brush Prairie, Washington, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Brush Prairie General Store, Brush Prairie, Washington. Image taken August 3, 2018.


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

Clark, ...
 




Vancouver PlainsReturn to
Menu
 



SNAKE RIVER CONFLUENCE | COLUMBIA PLATEAU
COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE | VANCOUVER PLAINS | JOURNEY TO THE PACIFIC
CAMPSITES


HOME | REGIONS | PENNY POSTCARDS | MY CORPS OF DISCOVERY
IMAGE INDEX | LINKS | ABOUT THIS SITE


COLUMBIA RIVER IMAGES - HOME
NORTHWEST JOURNEY - HOME
NORTHWEST BIRDING
RIDGEFIELD NWR - BIRDS
COMPLETE BIRD LIST - PHOTOS
THE BARLOW ROAD
THE COLUMBIA RIVER HIGHWAY
WILDFLOWERS and WEED BLOSSOMS



*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:
  • "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.
/Regions/Places/brush_prairie.html
© 2017, Lyn Topinka, "ColumbiaRiverImages.com", All rights reserved.
Images are NOT to be downloaded from this website.
August 2018