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Download the Historical Sites (SHP File). This free data download is in a .zip file format for easy download.

Content Citation

Title of Content: Historical Sites
Type of Content: Data set
Content Publisher: Janice Baird, GIS Software Engineer
Publication Place: Skagit County GIS
Publication Date:June 1, 2002

Content Description

Content Summary: The Historica data set is intended to depict Historical sites within Skagit County. Skagit County GIS worked closely with the Skagit County Historical Society to show early settlements that were historically significant. Although this information is a point theme, the points are based on generalized geographic descriptions from the following publications:

Skagit Settlers, Trials and Triumphs, 1890-1920
Fifth Printing, 1991
ISBN: 914989-02-2
Written By: The Committee For Skagit Settlers
Series: Skagit County Historical Series No.4
Editor: Margaret Willis

Chechacos All, The Pioneering Of Skagit
Written By: The Committee For Skagit Settlers
Series: Skagit County Historical Series No.3
Editor: Margaret Willis

Content Purpose: To show the general location of areas with historical significance. Point features are based on generalized site descriptions and should not be used with parcel information.

Supplemental Information: None

Spatial Data Information

Data Type: Vector polygon
Data Format: ERSI Shape file
Data Projection: State Plane, Washington State, North Zone 5601 North American Datum of 1983-86

Access and Usage Information

Access Constraints: Data is free via our ftp server but must be used in accordance with our Data Use and Legal Responsibility form.

Use Constraints: The dataset is a representation of the Skagit County Commissioner District Map as of the publication date. They do not contain property-specific information relating to ownership, actual or intended use, special development conditions, special district overlays, or pending changes in designation.

Printing, copying, or transferring these files by anyone other than Skagit County Geographic Information Services (GIS) may result in errors or inadvertent changes beyond the control of Skagit County GIS. Printed material from these files, other than those produced by Skagit County GIS, may not be an accurate statement of current law. Therefore, Skagit County disclaims any warranty of merchantability or warranty of fitness of electronic files for any particular purpose, either express or implied. No representation or warranty is made concerning the accuracy, currency, completeness, or quality of any electronic file. Any user of an electronic file assumes all responsibility for use thereof, and further agrees to hold Skagit County harmless from and against any damage, loss, or liability arising from any such use.

Our digital data is copied to our ftp server every day so that you can be assured of getting the most current information. However, digital data updates may only occur periodically so be sure to check the publication date in the metadata. Printed copies of these maps are produced by Skagit County GIS and are available for review or purchase via the Skagit County GIS web site (see Map Gallery for viewing PDF files or Order a Printed Map for hard copy purchase). Questions or concerns relating to this data set may be directed to A full set of FGDC compliant metadata is available here.