Chewelah, WA Real Estate

Chewelah WA Real Estate Overview

The name of the town comes from a Kalispel word, sč̓ewíleʔ, meaning "watersnake" or "gartersnake".Bright, William (2007). Native American placenames of the United StatesThe old McCreas lived there, and their homestead was called "Sche wee leh ee" for the spring bubbled up there. The motion of the water gave the illusion of snakes moving about in the water." Prior to colonization by European-Americans, Chewelah was home to a band of the Kalispel people. The band was known as the slet̓éw̓si, meaning "valley people". Originally, the area was called Fool's Prairie, after the Kalispel Indian who left his own tribe because of a dispute.[7] Chewelah and the rest of the Colville River Valley were part of the Colville Indian Reservation from April 9, 1872, when the reservation was created, until July 2, 1872, when a subsequent executive order reduced the size of the reservation. The Chewelah Band of Indians is currently part of the Spokane Tribe.

In 1873, Thomas and Mary Brown founded the town of Chewelah. They continued using the Salish name for the area as a reference to the winding patterns of the rivers that flowed through the Chewelah Valley. Chewelah was officially incorporated on February 4, 1903.

Chewelah is a town of firsts in Stevens County. It had the first Protestant Congregational Church in 1891, the first school in 1869,[8] the Spokane Falls and Northern Railroad arrived in 1889, a Catholic church was established in 1885, and the first county newspaper was founded in July 1885.[9]

Initially Chewelah was a typical pioneer settlement, being an agricultural center as far back as the early 1870s and having its share of prospectors working the adjacent countryside as early as 1842. The town was platted in 1884 and became known for being a rough and tumble mining town; the first lead and silver mines were established around 1886, and others followed in Embry and surrounding areas.

By 1905 the population had reached 650 souls, and within a few years many prosperous copper, silver, lead and a few gold mines were flourishing in the area. The most successful ore mined in Chewelah was magnesite. This mineral was used for making bricks and furnace linings that could withstand high temperatures. Magnesite was also an important ingredient for making high-quality steel that was in high demand during World War I. Austria had previously been the main provider of magnesite for the country, but production was interrupted by the War. By 1916 Chewelah's plant was said to be the largest producer of magnesite in the country, and at full production was the largest producer in the world, shipping some 700 tons daily. During the war there were as many as 800 people working at the plant making high temperature-resistant refractory brick.

By 1920 Chewelah's population had grown to 1,600 people and continued to prosper until the late 1960s. In 1968 the magnesite plant closed down due to cheaper competition from Japan and changes in the steel industry. Despite this major change, Chewelah survived the transition from being a "one-company town," and today Chewelah has several thousand residents and displays a pleasant blend of the past and future. With its moderate climate, dry land, and irrigated farming, ranching and dairy farming continue to be mainstays. Chewelah's diversified economy also includes a ski hill and golf course, among other industries.

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Chewelah WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Chewelah: $316,542  County Average: $343,128

Average Taxes in Chewelah: $1,392  County Average: $1,003

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Chewelah: $118  County Average: $129

Average Walkscore in Chewelah: 20  County Average: 19

Average Year Built in Chewelah: 1985  County Average: 1982

Average Days on Website in Chewelah: 171  County Average: 112

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Positively premiere golf course green lot with airpark privileges...



good sized level lot with septic already installed. membership to the 27 hole cg&cc included. Chewelah area is a recreational paradis...



5 miles from the beautiful Chewelah golf course and country club and close to Chewelah casino!...



3 acres with mountain and territorial views. there is 400 feet of creek frontage on Chewelah creek. 2 shops (1 is 30x40 & 1 is 20x36). both shops are insulated. sprinkler system for a fenced garden and planter beds. covered front porch with a slate floo...



yet, only about 25 minutes to n. spokane, 30 minutes or so to Chewelah. 6 gallons per minute well....



Perfect location. beautifully timbered lots on the original 9 holes offering gorgeous views of the 9th fairway as well as the lake on the 9th green...



this well-built home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, dining room, sitting and reading room with wood stove . located five (5) minutes to the Chewelah golf course and public airport....



Le post and beam custom home on the award-winning Chewelah golf course, complete with it's own airplane hangar and runway access. the owner/a...



This sunrise basin development at 49 degrees north mountain resort allows you to achieve your dreams of owning ski-in/ski-out property and building a home in the heart of a vibrant alpine resort...



Home on 16+ timbered acres with the south fork of Chewelah creek flowing through. spacious living room, family room with wood stove, countr...



Very conveniently located 55 plus acres of farming and grazing land...



Ine manufactured home on .32 acres on the edge of Chewelah. mature trees and...



72 acres of timber with a terrific view of the colville valley all the way to the Chewelah ski hill. g...



Fantastic views from this recreational 40 acres. taylor made for a remote hunting camp...



conveniently located by jump off joe lake, just a few miles from Chewelah and offering a reasonable commute to spokane or colville. the home is well laid out with the master suite on one end for a bit of privacy yet it has a semi open floor plan in the ...



det 3 car gar/shop, sep storage bldg, & wood shed. 20 pristine acres w/south fork Chewelah creek in your front yard. easy access off burnt valley rd. an amazing property....



Very private 20 acres with incredible views of wrights valley...



level timbered lot located on 18th fairway of the Chewelah golf course. beautiful ...



Gorgeous setting with huckleberry creek along the road frontage of this wild life filled parcel...



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1009 N Washington St. Suite B
Spokane, WA
509-280-8445
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