Coupeville was laid out in the 1850s by Captain Thomas Coupe, and named for him.
Coupeville was officially incorporated on April 20, 1910. Coupeville is a historic district is within the federal Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve. The reserve was established by Congress in 1978 as the first and only National Historical Reserve in the nation. Learn more about Coupeville
In 1987, more than 40 percent of the county's population were employed by the military. Nowadays major employers in Coupeville are Island County and Whidbey Health Medical Center.
Service and retail businesses serve the island population and visitors attracted to the town's historic waterfront district and Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve. Retail businesses are located along North and South Main Street, Coveland, and Front Street along the waterfront. In addition to 11 restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops, stores include art galleries, gourmet food, clothing, souvenir, and home decor retailers. With few exceptions, these businesses are operated by individual local owners.
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