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Washington Profile

In 1853, the Washington Territory was formed from part of the Oregon Territory. Named in honor of George Washington, Washington was the 42nd state to join the Union, in 1889. Its coastal location and Puget Sound harbors give it a leading role in trade with Alaska, Canada, and the Pacific Rim. The state has two major mountain ranges--the 7,000-foot Olympic Mountains surrounded by temperate rain forest on the peninsula west of Puget Sound, and the more majestic Cascade Range, which boasts the 14,410-foot Mount Rainier and the volcanic Mount St. Helens, which erupted twice in the 1980s. Although the capital is Olympia, most people live in the metropolitan areas of Seattle-Everett and Tacoma. The state tree of the "Evergreen State" is the western hemlock, and the flower is the western rhododendron. ...Read more here: Washington - The Evergreen State

Capital City:
Olympia
Nickname:
Evergreen State
Motto:
Alki (By and By)
Statehood:
November 11, 1889 (42nd)
Origin of State's Name:
Named after George Washington
Largest Cities:
Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Bellevue, Everett
Border States:
Idaho, Oregon
Land Area:
66,582 sq. mi., 20th largest
State Bird:
Willow Goldfinch
State Flower:
Western Rhododendron (rhododendron macrophyllum)
State Tree:
Western Hemlock (tsuga heterophylla)
State Song:
Washington, My Home

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Washington Schools

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Elementary Schools

Elmhurst Elementary School
(253) 535-9889
420 133rd St E
Tacoma, WA 98445
Fords Prairie Elementary
(360) 330-7633
1620 Harrison Avenue
Centralia, WA 98531

Middle Schools

Goldendale Middle School
(509) 773-4323
520 E. Collins Dr.
Goldendale, WA 98620
Washington Middle School
(206) 252-2600
2101 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98144

High Schools

Harrington High School
(509) 253-4331
100 S First
Harrington, WA 99134
Fife High School
(253) 284-1100
5616 20th St E
Tacoma, WA 98424

Sex Offender Information for Washington

For most citizens, the easiest method to obtain accurate and timely sex offender information for their local area is to visit their state sex offender registry website. States are required to provide this information for free. You do not need to pay for this information.

In Washington, the registered sex offenders can be found at http://ml.waspc.org/. Please be sure to read all the disclaimers provided by the state.

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