Marcus is a town in Stevens County, Washington, United States. Take a look below for 10 amazing and interesting facts about Marcus, Washington, United States.
1. The population was 117 at the 2000 census and 183 at the 2010 census, a 56.4% increase over the 2000 census.
2. Marcus was named for Marcus Oppenheimer who settled in the area in 1863.
3. Marcus was a supply and transportation base for northward-bound travellers during the Big Bend Gold Rush of the 1860s in the Colony of British Columbia due to its location just above Kettle Falls, a wall to river navigation.
4. In 1865 the steamboat Forty-Nine was built at Marcus to attempt the run to the goldrush boomtown of La Porte at the foot of the infamous Dalles des Morts or “Death Rapids”, which were located in the immediate vicinity of the rush and were the upper barrier to river navigation.
5. Regular service from Marcus to La Porte did not begin until 1866 due to difficult winter conditions at the Narrows of the Arrow Lakes on the first attempt in 1865.
6. Marcus was officially incorporated on October 18, 1910.
7. The original townsite was submerged beneath the waters of Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake when Grand Coulee Dam was built.
8. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.23 square miles (0.60 km2), all of it land.
9. This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Marcus has a humid continental climate, abbreviated “Dfb” on climate maps.
10. The median age in the town was 48.8 years. 18% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.1% were from 25 to 44; 33.9% were from 45 to 64; and 21.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.