Place:Bow, Skagit, Washington, United States

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NameBow
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates48.55°N 122.383°W
Located inSkagit, Washington, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Bow Cemetery
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Bow is an unincorporated community in Skagit County, Washington. It is located near the towns of Bay View, Edison, Burlington, and Mount Vernon. Bow is included in the Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Bow overlooks Samish Bay.

History

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Bow was originally known as Brownsville, after William J. Brown, who homestead the townsite in 1869. The advent of the railroad resulted in a population boom and the need for a post office. Apparently inspired by the growth brought by the railroad, Brown suggested the new name of Bow, after the large railway station in London, England, which in turn was named for the bow or poplar tree. Although this is the most common belief, there are some who believe it was named after homesteader James T. Bow.

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