In 1891, Guy Waring established a trading post at the confluence of the Methow and Chewuch Rivers. Waring diversified his interests through the years to include a sawmill, an orchard, a waterpower system, a freight company, and the Duck Brand Saloon. After a devastating fire in 1893, the town was rebuilt. Waring’s original Duck Brand Saloon, built in 1891, survived the fire and the building now serves as Winthrop’s town hall. The Town of Winthrop was incorporated in March of 1924 and currently has a population of approximately 400 citizens. Within this site you will find information on the town government. Please feel free to contact us with your questions or comments.


Town of Winthrop
206 Riverside Avenue
PO Box 459
Winthrop, WA 98862
Mon - Fri 9 am - 4 pm