Monroe Historical Archives


A great visual way to learn about history.
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207 East Main Street 
Monroe, Washington 
Hours: 12 - 3 pm 
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 

Our Photos

An online sampling of our thousands of historical photographs. Stop by the Museum and see them all!

Newspaper Archives

The Monroe Monitor searchable archives from 1899 to 1979.

Wonder who homesteaded your property? Where railroads ran? Where your ancestors lived? Use our mapping system to compare everything from homestead lines to modern aerial photographs!

Simply by entering a homesteader name or a current property owner name, users can “tune and zoom” to the precise location and view the birth, growth, and sometimes demise of towns, railroads, schools, and businesses over the last one-and-a-half centuries. New maps continue to be submitted, so the project continues, adding maps and sharing across all the participating organizations.