Introduction to Centralia, Washington
This region served as a halfway stopover point for stagecoaches that ran between Seattle and Columbia River. J.G. Cochran, from Missouri, filed for a donation land claim in this area in 1850. Two years later he sold his claim. The new owner of the land filed a plat for Centerville. He also built his home there. Eventually the area was incorporated in February 1886. However, another town named Centerville already existed in the state. This caused much confusion and ultimately led to the renaming of this town to Centralia in 1891.
Centralia and nearby Attractions
- Centralia Elks Golf Course
- Olympic Club
- Centralia Rifle Club
- Fort Borst Lake
- Skookumchuck River
- Riverside Park
Things To Do In Centralia
The city offers exciting shopping and dining opportunities, especially in its Historic District. There is a fully restored train depot and other historically representative murals that attract visitors and shoppers from neighboring areas and beyond. Special programs, cultural events, and entertainment activities regularly take place in the city and contribute to its vibrant atmosphere.
Olympia Airport is the nearest major airport.
Centralia Higher Education
Centralia College, South Puget Sound Community College, and Evergreen State College offer facilities for higher education.