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Gateway to the Lakes

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98498, 98499

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Lakewood is approximately 58,580 (2002), 58163 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 24,230 (1990), 24069 (2010).

The amount of land area in Lakewood is 45.787 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Lakewood is 20 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 4.457 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lakewood to Washington DC is 2472 miles. The distance to the Washington state capital is 19 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lakewood is positioned 47.16 degrees north of the equator and 122.53 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Lakewood is moderate. Summer winds bring great sailing and boating weather with temperatures in the 70's and low 80's. Rain falls mostly between October through March. July is the driest month and December the wettest. Snow rarely falls in the Lakewood, but when it does, little accumulates. Of course, local mountains receive enough snow for ideal skiing conditions.
The average winter temperature is 45 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Lakewood history:

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The US Army came to the area in 1849 to quell the local Indian uprisings. They leased part of a farm as a post, calling it Fort Steilacoom. Later the old post became the Western State Hospital site.

In 1850, the first grist mill was built here with a sawmill and a flour mill following by 1855. By 1853, settlers began to come into the area. In 1854, Steilacoom became the first incorporated town in the state. Camp Lewis was built here in 1917 on locally donated land. McChord AFB, first known as McChord Field, was built on the old Tacoma Air Field in 1938.
The incorporation date of Lakewood: 28 Feb 1996

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Lakewood attractions:

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Lakewold Gardens
on Gravelly Lake, these gardens are in the former 10 acre Wagner estate. It features large collections of rhododendrons and Japanese maples plus other rare plants and shrubs.

Thornewood Castle Bed & Breakfast is a 1920 mansion on American Lake. See over 100 beautiful works of stained glass made in the 1500's. The staircase dates from the 15th century.

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