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Chehalis

Chehalis began as a settlement around a warehouse beside a railroad track in 1873, when the Northern Pacific Railroad built northward from Kalama to Tacoma, and ignored Claquato, then the county seat three miles to the west. After the Northern Pacific bypassed Claquato, the county seat was moved to Chehalis, leaving Claquato little more than a historical landmark. By 1874, a store was added to the warehouse, and several houses were constructed. The new town was first named Saundersville, for S.S. Saunders, on whose donation land claim it was founded. In 1879, the name was changed to Chehalis, named after the Chehalis people. Chehalis was incorporated on November 23, 1883.

Logging soon began in the nearby forests. Lumber workers of Scandinavian, Anglo-Saxon, and Scots-Irish descent arrived and settled in the neighboring valleys. In 1940, the chief local industries were: dairying, poultry raising, fruit growing, milk condensing, fruit and vegetable packing, brick and tile manufacturing, coal mining, portable house manufacturing, and fern shipping.

"Lewis County Historic Courthouse" by Steven Pavlov. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lewis_County_Historic_Courthouse.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Lewis_County_Historic_Courthouse.jpg

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Active Market Stats
  • 228 Listings For Sale
  • $227,829 Average Listing Price
  • $154 Average Listing Price per Square Foot
Sold Market Stats
  • 645 Properties Sold
  • 135 Average Days on Market
  • $133 Average Sale Price per Square Foot

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