Coupeville, with a population of 1,915, is the oldest town on Whidbey Island.  Isaac Ebey staked the first claim in 1850, and the town was officially incorporated in 1910.  Coupeville is located on the east side of the Island, overlooking placid Penn Cove.  Established by Captain Thomas Coupe and his wife, Maria, the town thrived as a shipping port for wool, lumber, grain and apples.

Part of Coupeville's charm is a number of 19th century homes and storefronts, more than 50 of which are listed on the National Historic Register.  Steeped in Island history, Coupeville is filled with a variety of specialty shops, restaurants and fine art galleries, all within walking distance of the picturesque wharf.  The oldest surviving wharf in Puget Sound, it was build when all traffic to and from Coupeville was via the waterways.

Coupeville is the county seat for Island County and is home to Whidbey General Hospital, the only public full-service hospital facility on Whidbey Island.

Coupeville is in the heart of a unique unit of the National Park Service -- Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve.  Preserved much as it appeared when settled, the area tells a dramatic story of Northwest history, Native American culture, European settlement, historic forts, and more. 


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