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About Snohomish, WA
The town of Snohomish is located in the northwest of Washington in Snohomish County. In 2010, the population of the town reached just over 9,000 residents. Oddly, the population of the town is smaller than many of the unincorporated communities in Snohomish County. The county is the third most populated county in the state of Washington.
The town was founded in 1858 by Emory Ferguson and E.F. Cady and was originally named Cadyville. In 1871, the name of the community was changed to today’s name. The name Snohomish comes from the name of the original settlers of the territory, the Snohomish Native American tribe. The meaning of the word Snohomish is unclear and has been a topic of great debate. The town became one of the first cities in the Puget Sound region. Built along a popular military road, the city quickly became a popular center for commerce and business in the region. Snohomish held the county seat for the county until 1897 when it was moved to the neighboring city of Everett. The community continued to grow in population on a stable and steady increase. The first local school was built in 1869 and the first town library was opened in 1901. During the Great Depression era, the community remained largely unaffected as community residents were mostly farmers who were self-sufficient. Even the local automobile dealership, Bickford Ford, continued to flourish during the economic decline, and remained the largest employer in the town. It was not until the 1960s, that the community hit a period of economic decline. The Boeing company, producer of rockets and airplanes, began to struggle and many local residents of Snohomish, as well as surrounding communities, were laid off and had to seek out other work. In 1973, the downtown area was protected by a new Historic District Ordinance. This ordinance protected the original structures of the downtown area from inappropriate remodeling or demolition projects. In 1974 the 36-block downtown business district and nearby residential area known as the “Snohomish Historic District” was named to the National Register of Historic Places. In the 1990s, the historic district was redeveloped to promote First Street and the surrounding area as a tourist attraction. The area sidewalks were rebuilt and the busy city hall and police station were moved away from the historic district.
Today, the city of Snohomish prides itself for its well-preserved history. The city is well-known for its antique shops, and is often called the “antique capital of the Northwest”.
Today, many of the homes and buildings that make up the Snohomish Historic District have plaques with the year the building was built and the name of the original home owners. Every year tours are given through the historic houses and buildings. The city serves a great model for how cities can preserve their historic roots. As the population continues to grow, the development spreads to the outside of the city and a balance is maintained between modern growth and maintaining tradition. Snohomish continues to serve its community residents and provide a rich historic culture to visitors.