The theories behind the name 'Amboy' in Washington state | What's in a Name?

The small unincorporated area of north Clark County may be known best for a bar and an annual celebration of the area’s first post office, named Amboy.

AMBOY, Wash. — Small in size and easy to say, Amboy, Washington is exactly that. Only about 2,000 or so people live in the rural area of north Clark County. Amboy is a place with no stop lights or fast food restaurants and may be best known for a place of business.

“What is it known for?” said North Clark County Historical Museum Secretary Georgene Neal, when asked the same question. “Nick’s Tavern,” Neal said with a laugh.

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