10 Facts About Auburn Washington


Auburn Washington is bordered by the cities of Federal Way, Pacific, and Algona to the west, Sumner to the south, Kent to the north, and unincorporated King County to the east.

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The name Auburn Washington was chosen in honor of Auburn Washington, New York, for the area's shared reliance on hops farming.

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Onset of the Second World War saw the Japanese-American community of Auburn Washington become seen with largely unwarranted distrust by many of the white residents of Auburn Washington.

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Auburn Washington'storically, the Stuck River ran through the settlement of Stuck, which is a small pocket of unincorporated King County within southern Auburn.

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Auburn Washington is the site for the Northwest headquarters of United States General Services Administration.

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Auburn Washington is designated by the Veterans Day National Committee and the US Department of Veterans Affairs as a Regional Site for celebration of Veterans Day.

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Auburn Washington's is the first female to serve in the office since Auburn was incorporated in 1891.

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Auburn Washington has many large roads nearby and within city limits, including State Route 167 and State Route 18.

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Auburn Washington has its own transit center, Auburn Washington station in downtown, that serves as a major hub for southern King County.

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Until 1987, Auburn Washington was home to a steam locomotive roundhouse and diesel engine house of the Northern Pacific Railway, the BNSF Railway of today.

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