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The population of Centralia is approximately 12,101 (1994), 16336 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,234 (1990), 6640 (2010).

The amount of land area in Centralia is 15.396 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.127 sq kilometers.
The distance from Centralia to Washington DC is 2487 miles. The distance to the Washington state capital is 22 miles. (as the crow flies)
Centralia is positioned 46.72 degrees north of the equator and 122.96 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Centralia elevation is 188 feet above sea level.

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Centralia location: on Interstate 5 south of Olympia

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Centralia history:

This community was founded in 1875 by a black man named George Washington. He was freed by his owner in Missouri, who adopted him as his own son.
The founding of Centralia: 1875
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Centralia attractions:

Chehalis-Centralia Steam Train Ride
1945 S. Market Blvd.
Chehalis, Washington 98532
Phone: (360) 748-9593
This steam locomotive was built in 1916 and the trains make the 16 miles trip two times each day they are open. Please call ahead to confirm hours of operation.

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