Origin of "Washington"

Washington State Name Origin


State of Washington Geology and Topography Map from USGS: "A Tapestry of Time & Terrain"

What does the name "Washington" Mean?

The state of Washington was named in honor of George Washington, the first president of the United States of America (Washington is the only state in the Union that's named after a president). All State Name Origins

Washington became the 42nd state on November 11, 1889. A portrait of George Washington also appears on the state flag and official state seal.



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