Introduction to Anacortes, Washington
Early white settlers came to this area in the 1850s. They were mostly trappers, hunters, prospectors, surveyors, and soldiers. Those who settled down permanently became farmers. Amos Bowman settled in this region in 1877. He established a post office and named it "Anacortes," a modification of his wife Anna Curti’s maiden name. Anacortes was officially incorporated in May 1891.
Anacortes and nearby Attractions
- Summit Park
- Leona M Sundquist Marine Laboratory
- Washington Park
- Anaco Beach
- Havekost Monument
- Whistle Lake
Things To Do In Anacortes
Anacortes is well known for its arts and crafts and provides interesting shopping opportunities. The Anacortes Arts Festival is a highly anticipated local event which is held in August every year. The Anacortes Community Theater has a reputation for putting on excellent plays. The city has an extensive park system, community forestlands, and waterfront which provide a range of recreational opportunities.
Bellingham International Airport offers facilities for air transportation.
Anacortes Higher Education
Western Washington University, Skagit Valley College, and Whatcom Community College are the nearby institutions providing higher education.