Nezperce was surveyed the year before the Nez Perce Reservation was opened to homesteading on November 3, 1895, and people flocked in to claim land.  The town was likely named after the Reservation and soon had nearly 2,000 residents.  It is still a thriving agricultural area, but the population has declined to about 525.  It was named the county seat in 1911 when Lewis County was formed.

Many church, fraternal, and service organizations contribute to the town's activities.  The County Courthouse furnishes employment for a number of citizens, but farming and grain handling, aerial spraying, and related businesses are the main occupations.

Nezperce Prairie Day in July features class reunions, a parade, games for kids of all ages, and a melodrama is performed by the SRO players.  Nezperce is also the home of the county fair each September with exhibits from all parts of the county.






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