Olema, Washington

Coordinates: 48°17′09″N 119°48′15″W / 48.285704°N 119.8042323°W / 48.285704; -119.8042323Coordinates: 48°17′09″N 119°48′15″W / 48.285704°N 119.8042323°W / 48.285704; -119.8042323[1]
Country United States
State Washington
County Okanogan
GNIS feature ID 1524024[1]

Olema is an unincorporated community in the U.S. state of Washington.

It is located at 48°17′09″N 119°48′15″W / 48.28583°N 119.80417°W / 48.28583; -119.80417 (48°17′09″N 119°48′15″W / 48.2857039°N 119.804232°W / 48.2857039; -119.804232).[1]


A post office called Olema was established in 1896, and remained in operation until 1924.[2]

On December 17, 1924, Jimmie Fehlhaber (13, male) was attacked and killed near Olema as he tried to outrun a cougar for about 100 yards.[3][4]


  1. 1 2 3 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Olema, Washington
  2. "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  3. Beier, Paul (1991). "Paul Beier's Table for Mountain Lion Attacks in the United States and Canada". Retrieved April 10, 2012.
  4. Craig, John (August 25, 1999). "Boy, 4, injured in cougar attack". The Spokesman-Review. Archived from the original on 2000-09-03. Retrieved 10 April 2012. Of the nine recorded cougar attacks on humans in Washington, seven have been in this decade. Only once, in the 1920s in Okanogan County, was a victim killed.

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