Mesa is a city in Franklin County, Washington, United States. The population was 489 at the 2010 census. Take a look below for 10 interesting and amazing facts about Mesa, Washington, United States.
1. The Washington State Office of Financial Management’s 2018 estimate placed the population at 513.
2. Originally called Bluff Wells, then Judson, now Mesa was a stop on the Ainsworth (now Pasco) to Spokane branch of the Northern Pacific Railroad.
3. It was the stop between Eltopia and Palouse Junction (now Connell).
4. The station was established in 1883.
5. The Columbia Basin Irrigation Project brought water to the area in 1948.
6. Prior to this development, people relied on either private wells or the railroad well at Mesa.
7. Mesa was officially incorporated on June 23, 1955.
8. Today, Mesa is a small town supported by dryland farming, irrigated farming, and livestock.
9. In 2008, the city was involved in litigation with former mayor and councilwoman Donna Zink over incorrectly handled public document requests under Washington State’s Public Records Act.
10. A Superior Court judge has ruled that the town of Mesa must pay its former mayor about $230,000 after losing the long-running dispute.