Garfield County (pop. 2,266) is the least-populous county in Washington. It is one of six Garfield counties in the U.S., all west of the Mississippi and all named for James A. Garfield, the 20th president.
Garfield County is in a wheat-growing area. Its population has declined steadily from a peak of 4,199 in 1910, as farms have gotten larger and farmers have gotten fewer.
The oddly shaped Garfield County is bordered by the Snake River on the north and Oregon on the south.
The county seat of Garfield County is the city of Pomeroy (pop. 1,425) – the county’s only city.
The Garfield County Courthouse was built in 1901 in Late Victorian style.
The Seeley Theater in Pomeroy is undergoing restoration.
A collection of metal animal sculptures can be found along Highway 12, a few miles east of Pomeroy.
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