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The city of Chewelah is located in Stevens County<1>.

The pronunciation of Chewelah: chuh-WEE-luh<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Chewelah, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1872.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Chewelah has a population of 2,667 people<3> (see below for details).

Chewelah is 1,680 feet [512 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Chewelah lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Chewelah: (509)

The ZIP code for Chewelah: 99109<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Chewelah had an population of 2,667 people. This is an increase of 2.3% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Chewelah had a population of 2,607 people (or 5.99% of the total population of Stevens County). This makes Chewelah the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Chewelah represents 0.04% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 147th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,607 people, the population of Chewelah increased 19.26% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,186 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Chewelah.

Communities near Chewelah ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Chewelah.

  • Springdale
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Cusick
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cusick
    • Cusick is located in Pend Oreille County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 224 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cusick <6>
  • Valley
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
  • Waits
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waits
    • Waits is located in Stevens County
  • Addy
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Kulzer
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kulzer
    • Kulzer is located in Stevens County
  • Grays
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grays
    • Grays is located in Stevens County
  • Loon Lake
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Gifford
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Clavton
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the south)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Chewelah. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Chewelah.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Chewelah. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Chewelah.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Chewelah. See our Newspapers Page for Chewelah.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chewelah ...

Looking for more information about Chewelah? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Chewelah, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Chewelah.

Adding Chewelah to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Chewelah in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Chewelah was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Chewelah post office opened in 1872.

We also found Chewelah in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Chewelah.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Chewelah. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Stevens County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Stevens, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Chewelah. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Chewelah.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chewelah - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Chewelah). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Chewelah or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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