About This Place
Gold Bar is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. The population was 2,075 at the 2010 census.
Gold Bar started as a prospectors camp in 1889, named by a miner who found traces of gold on a river gravel bar. After Gold Bar became a construction camp for the Great Northern Railway, anti-Chinese sentiment was inflamed by a shooting fray started by disreputable camp followers. To save the lives of the threatened Chinese, construction engineer Eduard Bauer slipped them out of camp in hastily-constructed coffins. Gold Bar was officially incorporated on September 16, 1910. The 1940 population was 307.
Gold Bar is located at 47°51′15″N 121°41′36″W / 47.85417°N 121.69333°W / 47.85417; -121.69333 (47.854044, -121.693199).