Connell is a small rural community in Eastern Washington with a population of 3195. The commnunity 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

  • Connell 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