Is Seattle capital of Washington?
|Admitted to the Union||November 11, 1889 (42nd)|
|Largest metro and urban areas||Seattle|
Why is Olympia the state capital of Washington? They established “New Market,” now known as Tumwater. The nearby town of Olympia was incorporated in the middle of the 19th century. In 1851 Olympia became a customs port of entry. Two years later in 1853 Washington Territory was created and Olympia became its capital.
What was the first capital of Washington state? On November 28, 1853, Governor Stevens proclaimed Olympia to be the capital of Washington Territory.
Is Olympia the capital city of Washington? Olympia, city, capital of Washington, U.S., seat (1852) of Thurston county, on Budd Inlet and Capitol Lake (at the south end of Puget Sound), at the mouth of the Deschutes River, 29 miles (47 km) southwest of Tacoma.