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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

Beacon Hill Elementary School
(206) 252-2700
2025 14 Av S
Seattle, WA 98144
Silver Star Elementary School
(360) 604-6775
10500 Ne 86th Street
Vancouver, WA 98662

Middle Schools

Robinswood Middle School
(425) 456-7800
14844 Se 22nd Street
Bellevue, WA 98007
Chief Moses Middle School
(509) 766-2661
1111 E Nelson Road
Moses Lake, WA 98837

High Schools

Redmond High School
(425) 881-4330
17272 Ne 104th
Redmond, WA 98052
North Central High School
(509) 354-6300
1600 N Howard St
Spokane, WA 99205

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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