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Town of Pe Ell

     The town of Pe Ell is located on the western edge of Lewis County along Highway 6 and the Chehalis River.

     In 1897, the North Pacific Railway built a depot in town and the population began to boom. The town was incorporated in 1906 and had a population of about 1,000 in 1907. According to Wikipedia, “the rich agricultural and timber resources of the region attracted farmers, millworkers and loggers. By 1909, the town had a bank, three dry goods stores, two general stores, three grocery stores, two barber shops, five saloons, four hotels, a newspaper, a blacksmith and even an opera house.” Today the population is about 642.

     Town hall is located at 111 S Main St., Pe Ell, WA  98572. Business hours are Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The town council meets on the first and third Tuesdays at 6 p.m.

     Phone: (360) 291-3543, E-mail:

Jake Morgan / Lewis County Tribune

street view of Pe Ell Town Hall
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