The Evergreen State

Washington State Nickname


Washington quarter

Washington became the 42nd state in 1889. The Washington quarter features a leaping salmon, Mount Rainier, western hemlocks (the state tree), and Washington's nickname The Evergreen State (public domain image on Wikipedia).

Unofficial Nickname for the State of Washington

Washington was nicknamed "The Evergreen State" by pioneer C.T. Conover (a Seattle realtor and historian) for its abundant evergreen forests. All State Nicknames

Although "The Evergreen State" nickname is very well-known and widely used (appearing on the U.S. Mint's bicentennial commemorative quarter for Washington state), it has not been officially adopted by Washington's state legislature.



Chart of annual rainfall in Washington state from Wikipedia

Washington state's Mt. Rainier reflected in Reflection Lake - photo by Kelvin Kay on Wikipedia - published under terms of the GNU Free Documentation license Version 1.2 or later