Lewis County, Washington

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Lewis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. As of 2000, the population was 68,600. The county seat is at Chehalis, and its largest city is Centralia.

The county is named after Meriwether Lewis. Lewis County is known for sharing many characteristics with eastern Washington instead of western Washington, where it is located, especially politically. Lewis County was created on December 19, 1845, by the provisional government of Oregon Territory.[1]


Geography and natural features

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,436 square miles (6,310 km²), of which 2,408 square miles (6,236 km²) is land and 29 square miles (74 km²) (1.18%) is water. One of the world's tallest Douglas fir trees ever recorded was in the town of Mineral within Lewis County, attaining a height of 120 meters.[2]

Geographic features

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