Here Are The Oldest Towns In Washington… And They’re Loaded With History

Washington might be one of the “newest” states, but we’ve still got plenty of old towns that are an essential part of our state history. If you’re lucky enough to live in one of these areas, you probably already know of its past. Washington officially became a state in 1889, but many of its towns were being settled long before that.

A note: This list includes only some of Washington’s oldest towns, not oldest cities, and it’s in no particular order. These are just a few of our charming historic spots with great stories of how they came to be.

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