Place:Index, Snohomish, Washington, United States

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NameIndex
TypeTown
Coordinates47.821°N 121.554°W
Located inSnohomish, Washington, United States
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Index is a town in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. The population was 178 at the 2010 census.

History

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Prior to settlement by westerners, the Skykomish Indians lived in the area between Sultan and Index. They spoke Lushootseed; fishing the Skykomish River was an important part of their economy. The Skykomish had a village along the north bank of the river named , located at the present site of Index.

Logging and lumber booms in the latter half of the 19th century led to the growth of minor settlements in the eastern part of what became Snohomish County in 1861. A gold strike in 1889 at nearby Monte Cristo fueled another influx of prospectors and settlers. The town is named for nearby Mount Index.

Index was officially incorporated on October 11, 1907.

The Snohomish County Public Utility District had planned to build a hydroelectric power plant at Sunset Falls near Index in the early 2010s, but abandoned the project after it was opposed by environmentalists and local residents.

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