Postmaster General William F. Vilas named Ethel in 1886. No one knows why. A residential area located about seven miles east of Interstate 5 on the White Pass Highway, Ethel is a crossroads, with a grocery store, drive-in, beauty shop, post office, rock shop, small businesses, logging outfit and substation of the Salkum volunteer fire department.
13011B U.S. Hwy 12 Packwood, WA 98361
PO Box 434 Ashford, WA 98304