Everson is a city in Whatcom County, Washington, United States. The population was 2,481 at the time of the 2010 census. Take a look below for 15 interesting and amazing facts about Everson, Washington, United States.
1. Everson and the nearby city of Nooksack lie near the foothills of the Cascade mountains in Northwest Washington.
2. Located on the banks of the Nooksack River, the businesses support the surrounding farms and logging industries.
3. The valley is heavily influenced by Dutch settlers who established dairy farms on the fertile flood prone land.
4. Fruit orchards and berry fields also play an important part of the town’s economy.
5. The town’s small business district provides all the basic services.
6. There are restaurants, a pharmacy and grocery store, an auto-repair shop, and agricultural supply stores.
7. The city park is located a 1/2 block south off the W. Main St. and Riverside Park is on the banks of the Nooksack River.
8. Throughout the year, the area hosts small festivals in town or in the surrounding area, including a summer festival and harvest festival.
9. Everson was named for a local pioneer, Ever Everson. Everson was officially incorporated on May 4, 1929.
10. In February 2009, a citizens group and local officials proposed consolidating Everson and Nooksack into a single city with a combined population of 3,819 (2010 census).
11. The neighboring cities shared several municipal services at the time, and a combined government would provide cost savings and advantages in grand writing.
12. The Bellingham Herald compared the merger to that of the four towns that formed Bellingham in 1903.
13. Names for the proposed new city included “Nooksack Valley”. The proposal was dropped in May following a unanimous vote by the Nooksack City Council to not move forward based on public feedback.
14. Public education is provided by the Nooksack Valley School District.
15. It operates one high school (Nooksack Valley High School), one middle school, and three elementary schools that serve Nooksack, Everson, and surrounding areas.