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The population of Tumwater is approximately 12,130 (1997), 17371 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,463 (1990), 7566 (2010).

The amount of land area in Tumwater is 24.987 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.227 sq kilometers.
The distance from Tumwater to Washington DC is 2489 miles. The distance to the Washington state capital is 4 miles. (as the crow flies)
Tumwater is positioned 46.99 degrees north of the equator and 122.91 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Tumwater location: on Southern Puget Sound, just south of Olympia.

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History & History Related Items

Tumwater history: A history page for Tumwater. The community became known as Tumwater (from the Indian for "tumbling waters") in 1847. Tumwater is Washington's First Community, incorporating on November 25, 1869.

Historic District page with pictures.

Tumwater, WA was established around 1844-45 or so by George W.Bush, an African-American man. His son was William Owen Bush. He went on to be one of the first legislators in the 1889 Legislature of Washington.
The incorporation date of Tumwater: November 25, 1869

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Tumwater attractions:
The Old Town Center
"Washington Outdoors"
A photographic exploration of the outdoors in western Washington including the Olympic Mountains, Mt Rainier, Mt Adams, and Mt St Helens.
Local Art

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