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150 years of working for you King County Sesquicentennial - 1852-2002
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Map of King County's original extent — 1852 As the oldest government in this corner of the Pacific Northwest, King County has many key dates and events that define its history.
  • For background information about King County and a map showing today's boundaries, go to About King County (opens new window).

  • Click on the map above to see a larger version of King County's original boundaries in 1852 (46k)

Click on one of the decades below to read about memorable King County events occurring during that period.

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Updated: July 31, 2002

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