Roughly 18 miles north of Moscow is Potlatch. The City of Potlatch has a population of over 800 people. The community of Potlatch began as a company town for Potlatch Forest, Inc., once boasting the world’s largest White Pine sawmill in the United States (1906) with a booming forest industry. Potlatch is part of the Potlatch School District, which includes an elementary school and a Jr./Sr. High School. Along with the schools, Potlatch also has a public library, a local market, a gas station, a bank, a credit union and a few other businesses.
Princeton is located on Idaho State Highway 6, 3 miles east-southeast of Potlatch. Princeton is an unincorporated town in Latah County, with a population of around 150 residents. Princeton has a post office, a tavern, a café, a church, and an auto repair shop. Being approximately 21 miles away from Moscow, Princeton is the perfect place for someone who wants to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the great outdoors.
Located on the Palouse River, 8 miles east of Potlatch on State Highway 6, Harvard is an unincorporated community on the Palouse, in Latah County. Harvard has a post office, an RV park, and a restaurant, named Hoodoo. Harvard is surrounded by the beautiful northern Idaho landscape. You will find many camping and fishing sites surrounding Harvard, the most popular campsite being Laird Park Campground, which is located in the Saint Joe National Forest.