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Lewis County, Washington


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History & History-related items

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Historical Events

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Statistics & Facts

The Washington state capital is Olympia.
The population of Chehalis is approximately 6,527 (1990), 7259 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,694 (1990), 2868 (2010).
The amount of land area in Chehalis is 14.472 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Chehalis to Washington DC is 2487 miles.
The distance to the Washington state capital is 26 miles. (as the crow flies)
Chehalis is positioned 46.66 degrees north of the equator and 122.96 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Chehalis elevation is 196 feet above sea level.


on Interstate 5 south of Olympia
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History & History Related Items

In 1879, the town of Saundersville changed its name to Chehalis. The town was originally formed in 1873.
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The founding of Chehalis



Garlic Fest & Craft Show
presented by Sunshine Hill Farm
for details, please call 360-740-4411

Lewis County Historical Mueseum
599 NW Front Street
Chehalis, WA
PHone: 360-748-0831

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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Chehalis City Government

Lewis County Vital Statistics
360 NW North St
Chehalis, WA 98532-1925
Phone: 360-740-1224

Chehalis Historical Events

2001, October 7
William Hill
ELMA.WA - Former Harborite, William E. Hill, 68, of Olympia died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at Lacey.
Mr. Hill was born April 3, 1933, at Spring City, Tenn., to Ira and Nora (Pipes) Hill.
In 1959, he moved to Elma, where he owned and operated Hill's TV and Appliance. He moved to Centralia in 1976 and later owned and operated Farmer "O" Inc. at Chehalis until 1985.
He was a member of the American Legion and the Eagles for 40 years and took great pleasure in supporting his community.
Mr. Hill also enjoyed deep-sea fishing, camping and the outdoors. He was known for his cooking skills for his gardening talent.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Roza (Blankenship) Hill of Rochester; three sons, William Jr. of Napavine; Rick of Cosmopolis and Terry of Winlock; a daughter, Susan of Tumwater, and 10 grandchildren. A daughter, Shellamond, died before him in 1995
A private family memorial service is planned. Arrangements were by the Olympic Funeral Home of Tumwater.

Chehalis Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
500 NW Chamber of Commerce
Chehalis, WA 98532
Phone: 360-748-8885
Toll-free: 800-525-3323

Chehalis Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
500 NW Chamber of Commerce
Chehalis, WA 98532
Phone: 360-748-8885
Toll-free: 800-525-3323

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