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15 Awesome And Amazing Facts About Edgewood, Washington, United States

Edgewood is a city in Pierce County, Washington, United States. The population was 9,387 at the 2010 census. Take a look below for 15 awesome and amazing facts about Edgewood, Washington, United States.

1. Neighboring towns include Fife to the west, Milton to the northwest, Federal Way to the north, Sumner to the east, and Puyallup to the south.

2. The history of Edgewood can be traced to the Puyallup Indian tribe that lived along the Puyallup River.

3. Dr. William Tolmie, a Scotsman working for the Hudson’s Bay Company, passed through Edgewood in 1833 soon after becoming Chief Trader at Fort Nisqually.

4. Tolmie had arrived at Fort Vancouver by ship from Britain in May 1833.

5. Trappers with Native American wives had moved to the area in the 1830s and settlers in the 1850s.

6. Washington’s first telegraph line paralleled Military Road that ran through the heart of Edgewood.

7. Approximately 420 Americans (apart from Indians) resided in what is now Pierce County in 1858. By 1862, 681 non-Native Americans were reported to be residents of Pierce County. Evidence indicates that the first building on the North Hill (Surprise Lake) was a one-room log building formed as School District 27 in 1891.

8. One of the first known residents in Edgewood was Peter Nyholm in 1895.

9. The first official run of the interurban line from Tacoma to Seattle, by the way of the valley, was in October 1902.

10. The State Spiritualists, who had six churches in Western Washington, had a summer camp at Edgewood that was purchased in 1903.

11. Construction of a campground hotel began in 1927, and before completion a fire destroyed it in 1948.

12. Edgewood was officially incorporated on February 28, 1996.

13. On April 28, 2010, Edgewood was the site of the murder of James Sanders.

14. The Edgewood and Milton areas are also known informally as North Hill. This contrasts with the South Hill area on the opposite side of the Puyallup River valley.

15. The Nyholm Windmill is an historic windmill now located at 2284 Meridian Avenue East in Edgewood. The site where the windmill originally resided was a farm at the intersection of Jovita Boulevard and Meridian Avenue East (SR-161). The Nyholm farm produced hay, vegetables, fruit and dairy products. The windmill was moved to its current location in 1980 through the efforts of the Edgewood Volunteer Fire Department. It has been adopted as the official symbol of Edgewood.

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