The following information was transcribed from the "Oregon, Washington and Alaska Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1901-1902", published by R. L. Polk & Co. It lists post offices, railroad stations, villages and towns that existed in Lewis County in 1901-1902. Many entries include names of business owners who paid to be included in the directory. Names are listed last name first.
P M = postmaster
N P Ry = Northern Pacific Railroad
K of P = Knights of Pythias (fraternal group)
W of W = Woodmen of the World (fraternal group)
A O U W = Ancient Order of United Workmen (fraternal group)
G A R = Grand Army of the Republic (fraternal group)
W U = Western Union (telegraph and telephone co.)
conf (occupation) = confectioner
ARIEL. Cowlitz county. A p o on the Lewis river, 27 miles e of Kalama, the county seat, banking and railraod point, on the N P Ry. Shipments may also be made by water to Woodland, to which place it has weekly mail stage. G M Chitty, P M.
CAPLES. A p o and steamboat landing on the Columbia river, in Cowlitz county, 10 miles by water s of Kalama, the county seat, and 3 n of St Helen, Or, the nearest banking point. Mail, daily. H Caples, P M.
CARROLLTON. A p o and station on the Pacific div of the N P Ry, and a landing on the Columbia river, also known as Carrolls, Cowlitz county. 25 miles n of Vancouver and 4 1/2 n of Kalama, the county seat and nearest banking point. Exp. N P. Mail, daily.
Huntington C D, blksmith.
Lysons John, grocer.
CASTLE ROCK. Cowlitz county. Incorporated 1890. A town on the Cowlitz river and the N P Ry, 61 miles n of Portland, Or. and 21 n of Kalama, the county seat. Contains Methodist, Christian and Presbyterian churches, public school, with six teachers, five shingle mills, one saw mill, a hall seating 500, a bank and a weekly newspaper, The Advocate. Steamboats ply on the river. A private electric light company furnishes the city with light. Work in developing coal deposites in the vicinity is being done. The land is a rich black laom. The place is a distributing point for a wide territory and inducements are offered for the location of industries. Exp. N P. Tel. W U and Pos. Pop. 800. Mail, daily. Fred A Dryden, P M.
Allen Clinton W, gen mdse.
Allen Wm, Propr. Central Hotel.
Appleman George, saw mill 1 mile n e.
Appleman Wm V, barber and mens' furnishings.
Arthur John, photogr.
Barnes James B, jeweler.
Bertand Joseph S, saloon.
Breitspretcher & Cunningham (Charles Breitspretcher, Marcus D L Cunningham), blksmiths.
Brewer J & Son (Jethro and Reuben), gen mdse.
Brown Mrs O J, music tchr.
Buland & Giblin (George L Buland, John H Giblin), publishers Cowlitz Advocate.
Burnside Wm B, shoemkr.
Carner Lon W, gen mdse.
Carson Neils J, r r and exp agt and mngr W U Tel Co.
Castle Rock Bank (George L Buland, Milo P Mason), bankers.
Castle Rock Electric Light Co. H V Gates, pres; Oliver J Brown, sec; Charles Forsythe, treas.
Caswell Oscar B, grocer.
Central Hotel, Wm Allen Propr.
Clausmeyer George H, harnessmkr.
Conger Ira C & Co (Ira C Conger, Mary L McCoy, Luella Curry), gen mdse.
Cornelius Samuel, restaurant.
Cowlitz Advocate, Buland & Biglin pubs.
Cummings Andrew S, blksmith.
Davis Archibald, carp.
Demarest Mrs Eathen, milliner.
Dickson John W, bicycle repr.
Drew Mrs Emma L, notions.
Dryden Fred A, notions.
Dryden Mrs F A, music tchr.
Eastman Wm, carp.
Edmunds Jr R & Sons (James R, George and Walter), meats.
Elly Mrs S J, lodging.
Estey Monroe, undertaker.
Faulkner Charles, propr Spencer House.
Hicks Andrew J, gen mdse.
Hille David J, druggist.
Joelsohn Mrs Rebecca, clothing.
Johnson Robert F, dentist.
K of P Hall, Fred A Dryden mngr.
Lovering W T, phys.
McCaskey Frank, conf.
McMillan Mrs Thomas, carpet weaver.
Metcalf & Wade (Ralph Metcalf, Laurence B Wade), shingle mnfrs.
Miller George W, carp.
O'Neill Frank G, gen mdsc.
Page James E, drugs, school books, stationery, paints, oils, etc.
Parish Bert A, gen mdse.
Parker Mrs Ella C, dry goods and millinery.
Peabody Harry N, saloon.
Portland Development Co, Oscar James mngr.
Postal Tel & Cable Co, Edward M Arguett mngr.
Powell Benjamin W, lawyer.
Reed Charles W, restaurant.
Robin & Sons (John, Winford T and Charles), shingle mnfrs.
Ross, Edward W, lawyer.
Scholz Charles, undertaker.
Shelden Arthur D, justice.
Sheldon Mrs Wm, dressmkr.
Smith & Brown (L T Smith, Oliver J Brown), shingle mnfrs.
Spencer House, Charles Faulkner propr.
Sturn Bros (Charles and John), shingle mnfrs.
Swift Jonathan, hardware.
Taylor John A, shoemkr.
West George E, barber
Wendt Samuel M, phys.
Wright Wm A, shingle mnfr.
CATLIN. Cowlitz county. A p o on the opposite side of the Cowlitz river from Kelso, and 10 miles n of Kalama, the county seat. Shipping, banking, telegraph and express point at Kelso. Contains a saw mill, a box factory and 2 churches. Pop, 250. Mail, daily. H G Cronk, P M.
Ayers & Sons, blksmiths and box mnfrs.
Christensen James N, carp.
Cronk H G, Confectionery and Stationery.
Fidler James, saw mill.
Huntington W, grain and live stock dealer.
Olson O & Son, gen store.
Packard G A, justice.
Robertson John T, livery.
Vanblaracon J S, barber.
Brock Benjamin F, gen store.
KALAMA. The county seat of Cowlitz county, is pleasantly located on the Columbia river, and is a station on the Pacific div of the N P Ry, 40 miles n of Portland, Or. It was incorporated a town in 1890 and contains a bank, an opera house seating 300, a good school, two weekly papers, The Cowlitz County Press and the Kalama Bulletin. The churches are Congregational, Catholic, German Episcopal and Methodist. Fishing and logging are its chief industries. Exp. N P and Pac. Tel W U, Mails, daily. Pop. 600. Wm H Imus, P M.
Beighle Isaac N, county clerk.
Bell Frank M, coroner.
Billings M Edward, lawyer.
Brown Mrs Martha, restaurant.
Burk House, Albro a Burk propr.
Burke James A, fruit grower.
Bush & Co, grocers.
Bystrom Alvin, county surveyor.
Carlson Elias, logger.
Carlson's Opera House, Elias Carlson, propr.
Carter T Andrew, meats.
Clark John A, restaurant
Cloninger John S, gen mdse.
Coffey Grear M, cigars.
Cooper Thomas, Dealer in Imported and Domestic Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Cowlitz County Bank (capital $25,000), F M Wade, pres; John P Atkin, cashr.
Cowlitz County Press, Wm P Wells Publisher.
Curtis Robert E, baker.
Darnell Jesse S, barber.
Darnell john C, phys.
De Moss & Taylor (John De Moss, Harvey A Taylor), barbers.
Doty C A & Co, A L Watson mngr, whol fish.
Gore George A, restaurant.
Harned Wm M, drugs.
Hattum Elias, notions.
Houtz George E, newsdealer.
Hugill John, blksmith.
Hyde James A, meats.
Imus Alvah H, Attorney at Law and Notary.
Imus Bros (Wm H and Delmer D), Publishers The Kalama Bulletin
Imus Leslie F, furniture.
Kalahan Christopher, lawyer.
Kalama Bulletin The, Imus Bros Publishers.
Kalama Hotel, Mrs M J Scott propr.
Kindorf Edward G, gen mdse.
Kirby Ambrose F, sheriff.
Madden Wm G, grocer.
Magill Wm F, lawyer.
Meyers Wm, surveyor.
Miller Abraham L, county judge.
Nackly Bros (Add and Charles), gen mdse.
Nelmann Gunther, blksmith.
Potter Emmett W, Pac exp and tel agt.
Rierdon Frank, saloon.
Scott Mrs M J, propr Kalama Hotel.
Sims Luther M, phys.
Smith Joseph, justice.
Sullivan Dennis J, agt N P Ry and N P Exp, mngr W U Tel Co.
Sundquist John, shoemkr.
Surver A Jacob, saloon.
Thayer George H, county treasurer.
Tunstall & O'Neill (Robert E Tunstall, Joseph O'Neill), Lawyers and Abstracters
Turner John, shoemkr.
Wells Wm P, Publisher Cowlitz County Press
Wood James H, county auditor.
KELSO. Settled in 1884. Incorporated as a town in 1887 and reincorporated in 1893, on the N P Ry and on the Cowlitz river, in Cowlitz county, 10 1/2 miles n of Kalama, the county seat and 50 n of Portland, Or. The place now contains Christian, Methodist and Presbyterian churches, a good school, bank, a strong weekly newspaper, The Cowlitz Valley Journal, saw mill, 2 shingle mills, large machine shops. Farming is the principal industry, and the surrounding land is very fertile. Timber is also cut in large quantities and coal is found in the vicinity. Societies are Masons, Odd Fellows, A O U W, K of P, K of M, W O W and G A R post. Stage daily to Lexington. Exp, N P. Tel, W U and Pos. Mail, daily. Pop, 800. Wm P Ely, P M.
Allen Robert, dry goods.
Ballard Jeremiah, phys.
Beck Wm, plasterer.
Bebee Frank, restaurant.
Bell Frank M, phys.
Bennett Mrs. Thomas O, laundry.
Bloyd Wm H, carp.
Bridgeford D James, meats.
Carothers Ford M, Vice Pres Kelso State Bank.
Carothers & Robb (Ford M Carothers, Joseph S Robb), gen mdse.
Clark Lewis M, furniture.
Colvin Samuel, livery.
Coweeman Driving & Rafting Co, Frank L. Bailey, pres and mngr; H E McKenney, treas.
Coweeman Shingle Co, J F Hart pres and mngr.
Cowlitz Valley Journal, Wm P Ely, Publisher.
Davis & Davis (A L and Caleb), carps.
Dubois Joseph, shoemkr.
Dunham & Son (Wm and Harry C), druggists.
Elwell Bros (Otto and Perl M), jewelers.
Ely Wm P, Postmaster and Publisher Cowlitz Valley Journal and Real Estate.
Fidler & Gray (James M Fidler, Archie R Gray), loggers.
Fox & Son (George B and Luther V), gen mdse.
Frasier Charles H, barber.
Gadbaw Mrs. Henry, carpet weaver.
Hall Mrs Lena, music tchr.
Hargrave John R, photogr.
Hart John F, gen mdse.
Harvey Claude, saloon.
Hotel Osborn, John Osborn Propr. Rates 1 and $2 Per Day; Commercial Men's Headquarters.
Hotel Washington, James H Morris Propr. (See adv.)
Johnson John, restaurant.
Johnson Robert F, dentist.
Jones James G, notions.
Kelley Daniel, lawyer.
Kelso Cornet Band, Edward Davolt leader.
Kelso State Bank, D W Bush Pres; F M Carothers Vice Pres; Fred L Stewart, Cashr; Capital $15,000, Deposits $76,200.
Knapp & Knapp (Peter J and George), saw mill.
Knudtsen Liddie, conf.
La Fleur John J, grocer.
Langman James W, dry goods.
Lysons Mrs Charles, lodgings.
Lysons Charles M, notions.
McKenney Herman E, lawyer.
Malone Frank, painter.
Malons David H, carp.
Metcalf & Wade (Ralph Metcalf, L W Wade), shingle mnfrs.
Mitchell Mrs. H B, restaurant.
Moore John W, carp.
Moore Mrs M A, dressmkr.
Morris James H, Propr Hotel Washington. (See adv below.)
Organ James D, meats.
Osborn John, Propr Hotel Osborn.
Postal Telegraph Cable Co, Miss Doll Dunham mngr.
Remick Albert R, Dealer in Hardware, Harness, Wire Rope, Agricultural Implements, Paints, Oils, Etc, Machinist and Mnfr Logging Tools. (See adv below.)
Richter Philip dry goods.
Robins & Deck (Kate Robins, Elsie Deck), milliners.
Springer John A, painter.
Stanton John W, r r, exp and tel agt.
Stewart Fred L, Cashier Kelso State Bank.
Stone & Gumm (Warren L Stone, Frank L Gumm), saloon.
Strain Samuel S, dry goods.
Swager John H, saloon.
Sweeney Joseph, notions.
Van Name Jesse F, lawyer.
Vetter Ignatius, Stoves and Tinware and Mnfr Dewey Washing Machines.
Washburn Merle, conf.
Harter Wm J, gen store.
King A B, gen store.
LEXINGTON. A p o and boat landing on the Cowlitz river, in Cowlitz county, 15 miles n of Kalama, the county seat, and 4 n of Kelso, the banking, express and telegraph point, on the N P Ry. Contains a shingle mill and ships bay, fruit, lumber and produce. Mail, daily. James Farley, P M.
Farley James, General Store.
Van Blancom & Ryser, shingle mill.
LITHOW. Is also known as Kidvalley, a country p o on the North Toutle river in Cowlitz county, 43 miles n e of Kalama, the county seat, and 21 n e of Castle Rock, its banking and shipping point, on the N P Ry. Mail by special supply from Tower. T B Madden, P M.
Benson Logging & Lumbering Co, saw mill.
Young Claud P, gen store.
Bertrand George, gen store.
OSTRANDER. A p o and flag station on the N P Ry, in Cowlitz county, 90 miles s of Tacoma, 14 n of Kalama, the county seat, and 4 n of Kelso, its banking point. Was first settled in 1884, and is situated on the Cowlitz river. Contains a Methodist church, a hotel, a saw mill and 2 shingle mills. Logging and lumber and shingle manufacturing are the chief industries. Has telephone service. Mail, daily. Oliver Byerly, P M.
Beck S J, logger.
Boot John F, blksmith.
Brecht Mrs Daniel, hotel.
Byerly, Collins & Byerly, J A Byerly mngr, shingle mill.
Byerly Oliver, General Store.
Collins, Brecht & Perrit, loggers.
Collins E S, saw mill.
Collins & Byerly, loggers.
Levy Samuel, logger.
Ostrander Shingle Mill Co, John Miller mngr.
Regulator The, gen store.
ST HELEN. A p o on the Toutle river, in Cowlitz county, 35 miles n e of Kalama, the county seat, and 28 e of Castle Rock, the banking, shipping, express and telegraph point, on the N P Ry. Mail, daily. August Pehrson, P M.
STELLA. A p o and steamboat landing on the Columbia river, in Cowlitz county, 18 miles n w of Kalama, the county seat. Nearest bank at Kelso. Contains a hotel, a saw mill and a shingle mill. Mail, daily.
Anderson O M, saloon.
Brock B F, gen store and hotel.
Douglas A S, saw mill.
Gorman Wm, saloon.
Lawson Henry & Son, gen store.
Snider & Norby, shingle mill.
Struckmeier & Oxman, gen store.
Weist Samuel B, hotel.
Gardner, N B, gen store.
TOWER. A p o on the Toutle river, in Cowlitz county, 30 miles n of Kalama, the county seat, and 14 n e of Castle Rock, the banking and shipping point, on the N P Ry. Hay, potatoes and fruit are produced. Mail, semi-weekly.
TUCKER. A p o and flag station on the N P Ry, in Cowlitz county, on the Cowlitz river, 17 miles n of Kalama, the county seat, and 4 s of Castle Rock, the banking and shipping point. Farm produce and fruit are raised. Mail, daily.
WOODLAND. A p o in Cowlitz county, on the Lewis river, 12 miles s of Kalama, the county seat and banking point, and 2 e of Caples, on the Columbia river, the shipping point. Contains Presbyterian and Adventist churches. Long-distance telephone service. Stage to Vikin Landing daily. Pop, 100. Mail, daily. Isaac S Field, P M.
Bozarth A L, gen store.
Field Isaac S, Groceries.
Lawyer W, blksmith.
Nelson Swan C, livery.
Oliver Theodore E, gen store.
Specht E G & Co, gen store.
Woodland Dairy Ass'n, creamery.
YALE. A p o on the Lewis river in Cowlitz county, 25 miles (air line) e of Kalama, the county seat, banking and nearest railroad shipping point. Shipments may also be made to Woodland by water. Mail, weekly.