City of Tekoa 419 N Washington PO Box 927 Tekoa, WA 99033
Phone 509-284-3861 Fax 509-284-3590
The City of Tekoa welcomes you to its Web site. Nestled between the rolling hills and grain farms of the Palouse and the almost endless forested mountains of North Idaho.
Tekoa is a great City to visit, and a wonderful place to live and do business.When you come to Tekoa, you'll find a town of friendly people filled with community spirit. In Tekoa, you're always welcome!
Tekoa has a rich heritage and history, having played a key role in the development and support of neighboring communities and farms for over 100 years. Tucked away in an incredibly scenic portion of Whitman county, Tekoa is situated at the base of Tekoa Mountain (elevation 2,490 feet), on the extreme eastern end of the rolling hills known as the Palouse, and to the west of the mighty Benewah Range of Idaho. With a population of over 800, Tekoa retains it's small town size and charm. Surrounded by mountains and farms of cattle, wheat, barley, bluegrass and lentils, it was once the busy hub of the area's railroads. Having an annual precipitation of about 20 inches and an average snowfall of 30 inches, it enjoys a definite four season climate. Just 39 miles south of the Spokane Valley, 48 miles north of Pullman, and about 55 miles from the Spokane International Airport, it's only a short drive away from major metropolitan areas. Click on a link below to find out more about this fascinating city and surrounding area, to view vintage photographs of Tekoa's past, and don't forget to look at our Attractions page, too. We hope you'll come visit us soon.
The Tekoa Golf Course - 9 holes par 35.
Sky diving from the conveniently located airport to the east of town.
Slippery Gulch Days, a free local community festival held in June.
A public swimming pool.
Public parks with children's play equipment for picnics and other outings.
Rodeo style events at The Iron Horse Arena.
Hunting throughout the surrounding area.
Fishing, boating and swimming at Lake Coeur d' Alene, only 30 minutes away.
End of the John Wayne Trail, stretching from Tekoa to the coast.
The Tekoa Museum, with artifacts, memorabilia and photos dating back to the 1800's.
Steptoe Butte State Park only 20 minutes away, with an incredible view of the breathtaking Palouse .
In Autumn -watching the farmers bringing in the harvest.
Hiking or biking along the old railroad track beds.
Wildlife watching in the hills to the east. See numerous Marsh Hawks, Whitetail Deer, Canada Geese, Wild Ducks, and Pheasants. If you're lucky and you look carefully, you may even spot an occasional Moose or Cougar.
Numerous leisurely scenic drives on uncrowded roads. Take a day trip and stop in Tekoa for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or better yet, stay the night.
Skyline Drive is a nice Scenic place for an afternoon picnic.
Tekoa Empire Theatre
Tekoa Library offers free public computing and is a wireless hotspot.
Thinking of moving to Eastern Washington? Why not consider Tekoa?
Tekoa is an excellent place to live. Imagine living in a town where folks are extra friendly; where people wave as you walk down the street; where housing prices are still extremely affordable and lots are just waiting for your new home to be built on them; where the schools are some of the finest in the State; where crime is almost unheard of; where the noon whistle signals lunch time every day; where everything is within walking distance. Yet despite its small size, imagine a town that is self supportive with a major credit card cardtrol for gas, a restaurant, a grocery & convenience store, a hardware & building supply store, bank, medical clinic and pharmacy, a U.S. Post Office, a small public airport, the second biggest public library in the county, separate primary and secondary schools, a fire department and ambulance company, as well as many more businesses, churches and institutions. So come make your home Tekoa, it's a great place to live.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Crosby (Main) Street is not what it used to be. A 5-year observation sees City Hall outgrowing its’ surroundings and taking up housing in the old Case building. The building was remodeled and now holds City Hall, the Council Chambers and Mayor's office.
~The Old City Hall now houses Pirouette Dance Studio. ~The Library has been renovated and has a special spot for the Children's Story Hour. ~The Museum is located in the back of the library. ~We are lucky to have three great restaurants in Tekoa. The Feeding Station, C & D's Bar and Grill and Kelly's Cafe. ~Eclairs serves the best coffee around. ~Tekoa has a new business called Tekoa Spirits, Food and Snacks and an Event Center. ~The Pharmacy gives the community a much needed resource for emergency medicines and supplies, and warm and friendly service. ~Balloon Biz continues to grace north Crosby Street across from Lots a Stuff that is a great place to get gifts and antiques.
~The Tekoa Market provides all our grocery needs. ~The Hardware Store provides us with all our hardware needs and lumber supplies. ~Our Lawyers and Accountants remain across from the Post Office. ~The restoration of the Empire Theater continues to thrive, but for the grace of those good souls who pledge their time, money and efforts toward the success of giving us quality entertainment and enjoyment. ~The Tekoa Medical Clinic continues to serve our community with health care under the direction of Whitman Medical Group. It does not go unnoticed that the facility is always kept in good repair and is an asset to our city. ~There is a new Ambulance Barn and new storage units.
~Kate's Cut & Curl and Tanning Salon is located in her home near the high school on Henkle Street. ~Out on the Highway is one of our biggest employers, the Tekoa Care Center. Being an agriculture area, Pape Equipment, Wilbur Ellis, and Busch Oil supply us with our equipment, fertilizer and chemical and fuel needs . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~