King County


1,277 (2010)


47°41′44″N 121°54′55″W


Stillwater, Washington. 2009, by AJM.

Stillwater is a census-designated place (CDP) in King CountyWashingtonUnited States. The population was 1,277 at the 2010 census.  The town got it's name from settlers who came from Stillwater, Minnesota.


Lake Marcel-Stillwater is located at 47°41′44″N 121°54′55″W (47.695443, -121.915236).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.5 km²), of which, 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (3.73%) is water.


Stillwater started as a logging camp in Cherry Valley.  By 1911, the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad built a spur line that ran right through the center of town.  Horace Chipman built a store building in the early 1900s.  By 1910, it housed the community post office which H. Butikofer, the community postmaster, named Stillwater.  By 1915, a school, some bunkhouses, a small hotel and a machine shop were built around the logging camp at the base of Stillwater Hill.  The former railroad bed became Highway 203.  In 1930, the Stillwater logging camp shut down, but the Stillwater Store remained.  Curl Buse bough the store in 1943, and it changed hands several times after his death.  Gene Buse bough the store in 1967 and converted the general store into a convenience store and gas station.  Today a few original buildings remain in Stillwater including the old school house.

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