Welcome Home

Welcome to Colfax! Grounded in our hometown values and agrarian roots, we are the county seat of Whitman County. We work to ensure a high quality of life for our 2,846 residents. With a healthy patchwork of history, business opportunities, neighborhoods, education, recreation, and culture, great things are growing here.  People come from all around to photograph the Palouse Country. Come to the Perkins House to pick up a map of "Photography Hot Spots on the Palouse" and "Washington State Scenic Byways Road Map".



Places to Stay

Best Western

Siesta Motel

Hilltop RV park

Palouse Empire Fairgrounds RV Park



Things to See

Historic Downtown Colfax - Come and shop at unique shops downtown.  See our historic buildings that have been here since the late 1800's.  Pick up a Historical Walking tour map at the libray. 


Also  check out  the                               site to see historical photos of downtown.  



                                       623 N Perkins Ave

Built by founder James A Perkins in 1886, this home is a grand reminder of the Victorian age. This nationally registered site is also the home of the office for the Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Association, Arts Council and Preservation Commission for Colfax.  Tours are available Monday thru Friday from 11am to 3pm. Donations are greatly appreciated and go to support the Whitman County Historical Society.  



                                                     324 S Main

Called the "Most unusual attraction in Colfax" in Off the Beaten Path, a guide to unique places, by Myrna Oakley, this 65 foot chainsaw sculpture commemorates a grudge match played in 1988. The sculpture carved from five red cedar logs captures the spirit of a football game replayed fifty years later on the same filed, with the same players. Neighbor and football rival, St. John, won the 1938 game and Colfax reclaimed the victory in 1988. The sculpture was carved by artist Jonathan LaBenne of Idyllwild, California.



                                                   2708 Cedar Street

This fabulous facility was completed in 2001, offers five ball fields, including soccer, baseball and softball complexes.  There are nicely paved walking paths around the facility and right next to the Colfax Golf Course.


                                                       Area towns are on the Palouse Scenic Byways maps for the State .



                                         2402 Cedar Street.  A wonderful 9 hole public course on the Palouse River. 



Colfax has 11                                          within the City limits that you can visit.



Life in Colfax


Education - Colfax has a wonderful school system. Colfax School District offers K-12 within two school buildings.

Colfax Junior/Senior High School

Jennings Elementary



Medical Care 

Whitman Hospital and Medical Center

Whitman Medical Group

Family Home Care Hospice

Whitman Health and Rehab


Whitman County Library District

The Whitman County Library system serves 14 branches throughout Whitman County. The main branch is at 102 S Main in Colfax. The newly acquired Center is also a place for education, fitness and community events.


Senior and Special Services

Hill Ray Plaza

The Courtyard Assisted Living

Council on Aging