Geographical names - I-L - Transcript.
"Jerusalem, a settlement in the southwestern part of Stevens county. The name arose from a joke. Some said there was an Egypt on one side of the Spokane River and there ought to be a Jerusalem on the other. In that way the name came into use. Mrs. Anna J. Thompson, postmistress at Fruitland in Names MSS Letter 128."
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