Connell is a small rural community in Eastern Washington with a population of 5535. The community was established in the mid to late 1800's as a railroad stop called Palouse Junction. Much of the old town was destroyed by fire in 1880.

The community later became known as Connell; named after a local Northern Pacific trainman residing in the community at that time. Connell was incorporated in 1910 and has grown 28% in the last ten years. It is a vibrant progressive community that is preparing itself to take advantage of opportunities in the new century.

Things to do

  • ■ Heritage Museum
  • ■ Murals
  • ■ Connell Library
  • ■ Spring Fling - This event is held on main street each May, with a rummage sale and lots of games for the kids.
  • ■ Wine and Brew Fest - This event is held at the Connell Community Center on the third Saturday of November.
  • ■ Connell Open Fiddle and Bluegrass Contest - Held on the second weekend in March.

  • ■ North Franklin Fall Festival - Held on the second weekend in September. This festival is for all ages and offers the following:
    • ■ Parade
    • ■ Entertainment
    • ■ Junior Livestock Show
    • ■ Art Exhibit
    • ■ Car Show
    • ■ Dances
    • ■ Casino Night
    • ■ Carnival
    • ■ Food & Craft Booths

  • ■ Scooteney Reservoir Recreation Area  
  • ■ Windust Park
  • ■ Devils Bench