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All About Anderson Island, WA

- by Jodie Vinson

The southernmost island of the Puget Sound, Anderson Island is a quiet pastoral community with a population around 1000. The community is made up of historic farmhouses and is served by one grocery store. Almost all its attractions are accessible by bike or foot, including historical landmarks and many parks displaying the natural beauty of the island landscape. The island can be reached by boat or ferry from Steilacoom. Among its first settlers who occupied themselves with the trades of lumber and brick-making, farming, and fishing were the Danish Christensen brothers. The island was named for Mr. Anderson who offered hospitality to Captain Charles Wilkes and his expedition at Fort Nisqually, a welcome the residents of the island continue to perpetuate to the visitors who come to explore island each year.

Community Links:

Anderson Island Community Club

Anderson Island Historical Society

Anderson Island Citizens Advisory Board