Toledo is a city in Lewis County, Washington, United States. The population was 725 at the 2010 census. Take a look below for 10 interesting and amazing facts about Toledo, Washington, United States.
1. Toledo was officially incorporated on October 10, 1892.
2. Toledo was named by Celeste Rochon after a pioneer side wheel paddle steamer operated by Captain Oren Kellogg of the Kellogg Transportation Company.
3. The boat traveled the Cowlitz River. A picture of the riverboat is hanging downtown next to the drugstore.
4. However, it wasn’t the first non-Indigenous settlement in Lewis County, as the Pugets Sound Agricultural Company opened and maintained the Cowlitz Farm in 1839, near Toledo.
5. Toledo is located at 46°26′21″N 122°50′53″W (46.439283, -122.848191).
6. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.40 square miles (1.04 km2), all of it land.
7. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Toledo has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated “Csb” on climate maps.
8. Toldeo celebrates the city’s dairy farming history by hosting an annual Cheese Days festival, usually held in July. In 2021, the festival observed the 100th occasion that the event had been held since first beginning in 1919.
9. Since 1985, the festival has a grand marshal, titled as the Big Cheese, bestowed to an older and long-term resident of the community as an honor in recognition for their volunteer efforts.
10. The Mt. St. Helens Bluegrass Festival is held annually in the city and features performances from bluegrass musicians from around the United States, including Appalachia and the Pacific Northwest. The festival is also known for its bluegrass quilting room. First debuting in 1984, the weekend event is usually held in August.