Lowden, Washington

Lowden is an unincorporated community in Walla Walla County, Washington, United States. Originally an early Pacific Northwest mixed ancestry settlement called Frenchtown sometimes referred as a French Canadian or a Métis settlement, it was renamed in 1915 [1] after local farmer and rancher Francis M. Lowden. It lies along U.S. Route 12 between Wallula and Walla Walla. Dunning Irrigation, Woodward Canyon Winery, l'Ecole 41 Winery and many family farm operations are located in Lowden.[2]

Lowden, Washington
Photo of Lowden as seen from the north
Photo of Lowden as seen from the north
CountryUnited States
CountyWalla Walla
492 ft (150 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
GNIS feature ID1512406[1]

Frenchtown Hall, a gathering place for the local community sits in town.[3]

The Battle of Walla Walla, also known as the "Battle of Frenchtown" (December 7–10, 1855), the longest Indian battle in the history of Washington Territory, occurred near Lowden in 1855.

The Woodward Canyon Winery is a popular destination for locals and visitors in Lowden.[4]

Coordinates: 46°03′22″N 118°35′09″W / 46.05611°N 118.58583°W / 46.05611; -118.58583


  1. ^ "Lowden, Washington". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  2. ^ Panichkul, Victor (June 1, 2015). "Willamette Valley Vineyards heads to Walla Walla". Statesman Journal. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  3. ^ Gallaher, Rosie (December 14, 2017). "Valley Girls Barrel Racing". The Waitsburg Times.
  4. ^ "Woodward Canyon Winery - Get the Dirt". www.woodwardcanyon.com. Retrieved 2019-01-31.