State of Washington Facts

Seattle Space Needle in Washington State
Seattle Space Needle

Introduction - State of Washington

Bordered by the states of Idaho and Oregon in the Western region of the U.S., the state of Washington is also bordered by the country of Canada as well as the Pacific Ocean to the west. Washington was named after the man who was the first president of the United States, George Washington. This U.S. state is also home to Mount Rainier, Mount Saint Helens, and the Space Needle in Seattle; all of which are listed in the interesting information and quick facts section below. In the kid-friendly format below, you'll also learn what Washington used to be named, where the state capital is located, why the Washington town of Aberdeen had such a bad reputation and when this state was granted statehood.

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State of Washington Quick Facts

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