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The Cities and communities of King County, Washington*
Algona , Auburn
Baring, Beaux Arts Village , Bellevue, Black Diamond, Bothell (portion), Burien, Burton
Carnation, Cedar Falls, Clyde Hill, Covington
Des Moines, Duvall
Fall City, Federal Way
Kenmore, Kent, Kirkland
Lake Forest Park
Maple Valley, Medina, Mercer Island, Milton (portion)
Newcastle (see Renton), Normandy Park, North Bend
Pacific (portion), Palmer, Preston
Ravensdale, Redmond, Redondo, Renton
Sammamish, SeaTac, Seattle (County Seat), Selleck, Shoreline, Skykomish, Snoqualmie
*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, townships, ghost towns, populated places or simply areas designated by the US Census.
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Information & Facts about King County, Washington
King County, Washington is located in the northwest corner of the United States, in the heart of the Puget Sound region
Adjoining counties to King County
Kitsap, Snohomish, Chelan, Kittitas, Yakima, and Pierce
Weather & Climate
The climate here is mild and moist.
Average summer high temperature: about 75 degrees F., only rarely does it get over 90 degrees.
Average winter lows are almost always above freezing.
Average high: 60 degrees F.
Average low: 46.4 degrees F.
Average temperature: 53.2 degrees F.
Rainfall: 36 inches per year average.
The rainy season is usually from October through April. The rain is usually
light or moderate. Because of the varying climates of the county, some areas
receive much more while other areas receive less
King County Website
King County Courthouse
516 Third Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98104
Phone: (206) 296-0100<br>
Toll-free: (800) 325-6165
TTY: (206) 296-0100
Seattle was designated the County seat in 1853 by the Oregon Territorial Legislature
King County has 37 cities and unincorporated
A page about South King County
King County Clerk Of Council
516 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98104-2312
King County Records Section
500 4th Ave # 311
Seattle, WA 98104-2337
King County was created in 1852 from Thurston County. The original naming was for William R. King, the vice-president of the United States under President Franklin Pierce. In 1986, it was designated as being named for civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The first settlements in the county area were in September of 1851 in the Duwamish Valley area of what is now Seattle. Luther Collins, Henry Van Aselt and Jacob Maple were major settlers during this time. A few months later, in November, another settlement at Alki Point was started by David Denny and Leader Terry. These new settlers moved the next year to a better place for loading their lumber. They named their new area "Seattle" after the chief of the Duwamish Indians there.
In 1852, Henry Yesler began a steam sawmill on Puget Sound. The lumber industry began to blossom and grow with both shipping and lumber-related expansions. After World War II, there was another surge in the economy with aircraft production and shipbuilding.
Seattle was the first city. It was settled in 1851 and was incorporated in 1869. A number of municipalities have merged or have been annexed into other cities. Only one municipality, Ravensdale, has disincorporated to date
Area & Other facts:
2,235 square miles
Ranking in state: 11th largest county in the state of Washington
King County is larger in area than either of the states of Delaware or Rhode Island
Elevatoin:0 to 7,980 feet
Highest point: Mt. Daniel
Seattle, the county seat, has a
reputation for being one of the most livable cities in the USA.
Median Home prices: low $100,000's to the mid $200,000's
1990 - 1,507,305
1996 - 1,628,800
1998 - 1,665,800
Main Economic Activities:
Shipping and Trade
King County Library System
Organizations & Groups
Seattle-King County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Attractions and Other Information
County Fair in Enumclaw in July each year
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