Founded in 1852 by Captain Thomas Coupe, Coupeville is Washington state’s second oldest town. Coupe’s original home, built in 1853 of redwood the Capt. sailed up to Penn Cove from San Francisco, still stands due east of downtown, over looking Penn Cove. Now a private home, it is not available for viewing, except from the road (NE 9th) or beach below it (Coupe’s Boat Launch access).
Coupeville city limits overlay Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve, established by Congress in 1980. 22 square miles, Coupeville is home to neighborhoods, farmlands, Fort Ebey State Park, Ebey’s Landing, beaches, parks, and trails and counts as it’s gems over 91 nationally registered historic structures. Coupeville was officially incorporated on April 20, 1910.
The “town” of Coupeville, according to the US Census Bureau, has a total area of 1.3 miles (3.3km), all of it land. As of the 2010 US Census, Coupeville’s residents were counted to 1,831. A far cry from the hearty few who built the town in the 1800′s. Visit all of the pages linked to this “Visit” page for information that will help you plan your visit, or help your guests plan theirs, to Coupeville.