Millwood is a city in Spokane County, Washington, United States. The population was 1,786 at the 2010 census. Take a look below for 10 interesting and fascinating facts about Millwood, Washington, United States.
1. Millwood is a suburb of Spokane, and is surrounded on three sides by the city of Spokane Valley.
2. The city government is organized using the Mayor-Council form.
3. The mayor as of October 2018 is Kevin Freeman, who was first elected in November 2013 and took office in January 2014.
4. In November 2017, he was elected to his second term.
5. Freeman is simultaneously a member of the board of directors for the Spokane Regional Health District, and the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency.
6. The city council consists of 5 members, who are elected to serve terms of 4 years.
7. Millwood was officially incorporated on October 26, 1927. It was named for the local sawmill.
8. According to the Tacoma Public Library’s Washington Place Names database: “In 1900, it was chosen as a station by the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene Electric Railway, and was named Woodard’s for the family who owned the land along the railway route. When Inland Empire Paper Company built a paper mill they requested a name change to Milltown. Railway officials refused the change unless the Woodard family agreed. A compromise resulted, using the word mill combined with the first four letters of Woodard. It was incorporated October 27, 1927.”
9. The Rosebush House, located in the center of Millwood, “is one of Millwood’s best preserved homes” and is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
10. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.73 square miles (1.89 km2), of which, 0.70 square miles (1.81 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.