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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:
- Evergreen State
- Alki (By and By)
- 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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Real Estate & Home Values in Washington
Home Buyer and Seller Resources
- Does Mortgage Aid Hurt Your Credit?
- Loan Modification: Is it Right for You?
- Should You Refinance Your Mortgage?
- First Time Homebuyers Guide
- Financial Assistance for First Time Homebuyers
- Do You Qualify for an FHA Loan?
- Homeowners insurance: What you need to know
- Home Maintenance Checklist
- What Is A Short Sale?
- What Is A Deed-In-Lieu?
- Reverse mortgage: the pros and cons
- How to Sell Your Home In a Down Market
- 2009 Mortgage Bailout Explained
- Obama Stimulus Plan FAQ
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Cities, Counties, and Zip Codes in Washington
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- Panther Lake Elementary School
- (253) 945-3600
- 34424 1st Av S
- Federal Way, WA 98003
- Nespelem Elementary
- (509) 634-4541
- 229 School House Loop
- Nespelem, WA 99155
- Palouse At Garfield Middle School
- (509) 635-1331
- 600 E Alder Street
- Palouse, WA 99161
- Sadie Halstead Middle School
- (509) 447-2426
- 331 S. Calispel Avenue
- Newport, WA 99156
- Cbe Alternative Programs
- (509) 927-1100
- 123 S Bowdish
- Spokane, WA 99206
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- (425) 670-7270
- 20420 68th Ave W
- Lynnwood, WA 98036
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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