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The population of Aberdeen is approximately 16,610 (1998), 16896 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 7,570 (1990), 6476 (2010).

The amount of land area in Aberdeen is 27.41 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Aberdeen is 10.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 4.054 sq kilometers.
The distance from Aberdeen to Washington DC is 2535 miles. The distance to the Washington state capital is 45 miles. (as the crow flies)
Aberdeen is positioned 46.97 degrees north of the equator and 123.80 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Aberdeen elevation is 10 - 300 feet above sea level.
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Aberdeen location: on Hwy 101 near the Pacific Coast, along with Hoquiam and Cosmopolis.

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Climate & Weather

Aberdeen average annual rainfall is 68 inches per year
The average winter temperature is 42 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 70 degrees F.
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Aberdeen history:

The James B. Stewart family arrived in the area in September of 1875. Coming from Scotland, they persuaded local leaders to name the new town site Aberdeen. The meaning of the word Aberdeen is "confluence of two rivers. Aberdeen is located on Grays Harbor where the Chehalis and Wishkah rivers have their mouths. A sawmill, built in 1884, is what began the settlement. The town grew quickly because of the many lumber mills which were built around the large harbor. In 1903, a disastrous fire destroyed thirteen blocks of the downtown. Nevertheless, Aberdeen continued to grow reaching a population of 17,000 by 1910.
The settling of Aberdeen: 1884
The incorporation date of Aberdeen: 1889

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Here is a tourism site for Grays Harbor.

The Lady Washington is moored in Grays Harbor. Built in Aberdeen, The Lady Washington is an historic reproduction of the ship sailed by Captain Robert Gray on his first northwest voyage.

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Aberdeen Museum of History
The Aberdeen Museum of History is located in the Historical Washington State National Guard Armory built in 1922. The main floor incorporates 8700 square feet of exhibits interpreting the rich cultural and timber industry that made Aberdeen the largest metropolitan area in Grays harbor. Exhibits include a Section of the commercial district, store fronts, a auto repair garage w/1919 Model T Ford truck, Theater, Ship deck representing the Columbia Rediviva depicting early exploration and the discovery of Grays Harbor by Robert Gray, a ship building display, turn-0f-the century school house, blacksmith shop, logging and early farming. The museum also has a gift shop which sells books and cards and art by local artist.

The Hours are:
Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Admission by suggested donation:(as of 11-2002)
$5.00 family
$2.00 adult
$1.00 student
$1.00 seniors
The museum also rents space for social functions.

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