Klickitat County, Washington

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Klickitat County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. As of 2000, the population was 19,161 and 20,554 in 2009 [2]. The county seat and largest city is Goldendale.

It is named after the Klickitat tribe of the Yakama Indian Nation.

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History

Klickitat County was created out of Walla Walla County on December 20, 1859.[1] Samuel Hill was an early promoter of the area, promoting better roads and building local landmarks such as a war memorial replica of Stonehenge (Maryhill Stonehenge) and a mansion that would become the Maryhill Museum of Art. The Sam Hill Memorial Bridge across the Columbia River is named after him.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,904 square miles (4,932 km²), of which 1,872 square miles (4,849 km²) is land and 32 square miles (82 km²) (1.67%) is water.

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Major highways

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