Greenbank, Washington

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Greenbank, Washington
—  Unincorporated community  —
Greenbank, Washington is located in Washington (state)
Greenbank, Washington
Location within the state of Washington
Coordinates: 48°05′53″N 122°34′18″W / 48.09806°N 122.57167°W / 48.09806; -122.57167
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountyIsland
Elevation60 ft (20 m)
Time zonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP98253
Area code(s)360
Telephone exchanges222, 678
FIPS code53-04790[1]
GNIS feature ID1516198[2]
 
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Greenbank, Washington
—  Unincorporated community  —
Greenbank, Washington is located in Washington (state)
Greenbank, Washington
Location within the state of Washington
Coordinates: 48°05′53″N 122°34′18″W / 48.09806°N 122.57167°W / 48.09806; -122.57167
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountyIsland
Elevation60 ft (20 m)
Time zonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP98253
Area code(s)360
Telephone exchanges222, 678
FIPS code53-04790[1]
GNIS feature ID1516198[2]
An antique tractor at Greenbank

Greenbank is an unincorporated community on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington, USA.

Greenbank, which was named by Calvin Philips after his homestead in Delaware,[3] has a population around 250. It is the location of the Greenbank Farm, once the largest loganberry farm in the world,[4] and the Greenbank store, which is owned and run by the Coupe family, descendants of Captain Thomas Coupe, founder of Coupeville. Opened in 1904, and now owned and operated by the Coupe's niece, the Greenbank store features a deli and access to the post office through a side door in the store. Greenbank Farm is the location of Whidbey Pies, the Farm's Wine Tasting & Shop, Greenbank Cheese, Rob Schouten Gallery, Artworks Gallery, and Raven Rocks Gallery & Gifts, as well as a Sunday market, Holiday Market, and Year-Round Festivals and Events.

The fields at Greenbank farm, which used to be planted with loganberries, blackberries and red currants, now have trails and several alpacas. Behind the barns at the Greenbank farm is a small marsh with a viewing platform recently built by the Whidbey Audubon Society. Many species of birds can be observed here including Red Wing Black-Birds and Warblers. Greenbank is served by State Route 525. On highway 525, one mile south of the Greenbank farm, sits "Guest House Log Cottages", on twenty five forest acres with a wildlife viewing pond and six luxury log cottages. Nearby on Bakken road is the Greenbank Trading Post which specializes in antiques and used tools. Located on the corner of Bakken and Day roads is Greenbank Cellars, a winery with a small vineyard and tasting shop in an old fashioned barn. The winery is also the location of a 100-year-old Nickelodeon which is in operating condition.

Points of interest

Coordinates: 48°05′53″N 122°34′18″W / 48.09806°N 122.57167°W / 48.09806; -122.57167

References

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 21. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6. http://books.google.com/books?id=CoWrPQAACAAJ. 
  4. ^ Cicero, Providence (May 5, 2012). "For food lovers Whidbey has it all, from farms to cozy cafes and elegant restaurants". The Seattle Times. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/travel/2018126515_trwhidbey06.html?cmpid=2628. Retrieved May 6, 2012.