Origin of "Washington"

Washington State Name Origin

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State of Washington Geology and Topography Map: USGS.

Why the name "Washington"

The state of Washington was named after George Washington, our first President. Washington became the 42nd state on November 11, 1889 (the only state in the Union that is named for a president). A portrait of George Washington also appears on the state flag and official state seal.

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