About Okanogan County and it's History
The historic town of Okanogan is the county seat of Okanogan County and the gateway to north central Washington, and southern British Columbia, Canada. Many historic buildings remain including the Courthouse, built in 1915, and the Methodist Church, built in 1921. Okanogan County was created in 1888 from Stevens County, and is an Indian word for "rendezvous. It is situated in the north central part of the state west of the Cascades and bounded on the north by Canada. Now days Okanogan county's main industries include apples, lumber, mineral mining and cattle ranching. Cattle ranching led to Okanogan's most notable celebration.