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Buckley

Pierce County,

Washington

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Zip Codes

98321

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Buckley is approximately 4,510 (2004), 4354 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,396 (2000), 1591 (2010).

The amount of land area in Buckley is 10.012 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Buckley is 4.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.113 sq kilometers.
The distance from Buckley to Washington DC is 2445 miles. The distance to the Washington state capital is 43 miles. (as the crow flies)
Buckley is positioned 47.16 degrees north of the equator and 122.01 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Location

Buckley location: at the base of majestic Mt. Rainier next to the White River.

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History & History Related Items

Buckley history:

When first founded in 1882, Buckley wasnamed Perkins Prairie. Once the Northern Pacific Railroad added tracks between Cascade Junction and Buckley in 1884, the railroad renamed the town White River Siding for the nearby White River. Finally, in 1888, the railroad continued its tracks to Stampede Pass. The town was again renamed. This time it was named Buckley after J.M. Buckley, the Railroad's Division Superintendent. Buckley was incorporated on 22 May 1890. The first Mayor was William Batholemeu.

Buckley is home to the Buckley Nursery (may have been renamed). The Buckley Nursery is where the PACIFIC GOLD PEACH was created. The first peach that could be grown in the Northwest climate, and actually produce peaches. It was developed by my Grandfather, William Schwab, who started the Buckley Nursery. The Buckley Nursery was also one of the companies hired to do the landscaping for the Seattle World's Fair 1960 (this date may not be accurate). As you drive east on hwy 410, just past the bridge crossing White River (for which the High School is named) to the south you can see a railroad trestle that was in the Elvis Presley movie, "Meet Me At The World's Fair". Buckley was originally called "White River Siding". It was one of the earliest settlements in Washington.

While Buckley was named Perkins Prairie , there was a big fight between Mr. Buckley (sawmill) and Mr. Perkins (another sawmill) over where the railroad tracks would be. They went to Buckley's mill but not to Perkins (even though the tracks went right past his home.) He left in a huff - the townspeople changed the name of the town. Later, tracks were also run past Perkins mill.

Here is a history page for Buckley.
The incorporation date of Buckley: 1890

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Attractions

Buckley attractions:

Foothills Historical Society & Museum
P.O. Box 530
128 River Ave.
Buckley, WA 98321
Phone: (360) 829-1291

Take a look at some nice photos of Buckley.

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