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All About Edmonds, WA

- by Jodie Vinson

Located only 15 miles north of Seattle, Edmonds is within easy access by train, car or bike. The town was established as a logging camp over 100 years ago. Historic walking tours reveal a past typical to a Northwest coastal towns, with industries such as logging, fishing, and shingle mills booming with the rich resources of the Puget Sound landscape. Edmond's founding father, Canadian logger George Brackett, arrived at Brackett's landing in 1870, now the site of the ferry dock and center of transportation for the town. Brackett named the town, became its first mayor and postmaster, and operated a mill and wharf. Some of the Edmond's original architecture is still standing, such as the Victorian style Thompson house, built in 1904. Edmonds has preserved much of its history in such buildings as well as in the Edmonds Historical Museum. These rich roots provide a foundation the town's flourishing present day culture, centering around a scenic waterfront of beaches, fishing pier, parks and marina.

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City of Edmonds Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Port of Edmonds The Edmonds Beacon Edmonds Community