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Thurston County, Washington

98501, 98502

Washington State's capital city

Page Contents for Olympia, Washington

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.



Statistics & Facts

The Washington state capital is Olympia.
The population of Olympia is approximately 36,740 (1997), 46478 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 15,928 (1990), 20761 (2010).
The amount of land area in Olympia is 41.785 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 4.589 sq kilometers.
The distance from Olympia to Washington DC is 2489 miles.
The distance to the Washington state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Olympia is positioned 47.04 degrees north of the equator and 122.89 degrees west of the prime meridian.


on the southernmost tip of the Puget Sound 60 miles south of Seattle and 113 miles north of Portland
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seasonal. Here is a weather page for Olympia.
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History & History Related Items

A good history page for Olympia from the Chamber of Commerce. Olympia used to called the "Black Bear Place." The first permanent settlers arrived in 1846. They platted the town, laid out lots, planned schools, churches, etc forming what would soon become Washington's first and only state capital.
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Info on Olympia - For information on Olympia.

There is an abundance of lakes of all sizes in the Olympia area. 54 of these lakes are named! Here is a map of lakes in the Olympia area.

Olympia's famous Lakefair
Parade, week of carnival, art walks, etc.

Bigelow House Museum
918 Glass Ave NE
Olympia, WA 98506-3976
Phone: 360-753-1215

Hands On Childrens Museum
108 Franklin St NE
Olympia, WA 98501-1155
Phone: 360-956-0818

Lacey City Museum
827 Lacey St SE
Olympia, WA 98503-1326
Phone: 360-438-0209

Washington State Museum
211 21st Ave SW
Olympia, WA 98501-2811
Phone: 360-753-2580
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Olympia City Government

Olympia, Washington

Olympia has a Council/Manager form of government

Olympia City Manager
900 Plum St SE
Olympia, WA 98501-1583
Phone: 360-753-8447

Olympia Chamber

Thurston County Chamber of Commerce
1600 4th Ave E
Olympia, WA 98506
Phone: 360-357-3362
Fax: 360-357-3376

Olympia Community Events

An Annual Event each December 2000, December 9
St. Nicholas Faire
Place: 8126 Normandy Street, East Olympia
Time: 11:00am-5:00pm
Sponsored by: Olympia Waldorf School
The annual St. Nicholas Faire at Olympia Waldorf School is located at 8126 Normandy Street, East Olympia (493-0906) Saturday, December 9th from 11:00am-5:00pm There truly is no other event like this in the area
Come one, come all to an absolutely delightful afternoon and discover all that lies within. We have the Wishing Pond where each child and adult lights their spirit for others to see. The Cookie Kingdom is where the love surrounds in many shapes and forms. The Elves' workshop is where creativity abounds for all ages. Off in a snuggly corner the Root Children Playhouse is where toddlers go for gentle nourishment to continue on their adventure. The Echo House Activities are invigorating as we bundle up for the cold to experience candle making, music and juggling to tickle the soul. And then there is the magical Pocket Lady who swirls and twirls and opens in delight to let a child enter to find a small treasure that is just right! The silk Marionette shows take you to an enchanting place. The Holiday Café is the place to be for adults and children. Come and enjoy the hearty soup and homemade desserts or simply grab some freshly-baked gingerbread. Among all the good food and company, the music sets the festive mood. And then there is the incredible variety at our Holiday Gift Shoppe, located in the middle school wing. Local artisans display their creations for you to browse and pick the just right gift. Be prepared to buy special and wonderful items. Come and take your chances at our raffle and stay to wrap yourself up in our community spirit from 4:30-5:00pm with caroling. (We might even go longer than 5:00 if the spirit is willing)
This event costs $ 2.00 (adults) and $ 1.00 (children) at the front door and then you are invited to fill your pockets with tickets for .50 each to let you enter some activities.

Olympia Organizations

Thurston County Chamber of Commerce
1600 4th Ave E
Olympia, WA 98506
Phone: 360-357-3362
Fax: 360-357-3376

Olympia Libraries

Olympia Timberland Library
313 8th Ave. SE
Olympia, WA 98501-1307
Telephone: 360-352-0595

Olympia Schools

Olympia School District
1113 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501-1652
Phone: 360-753-8825

Olympia High School
1302 North St
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 753-8922
Fax: (360) 753-8906
The colors are Blue and White
The Mascot is the Bears

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