Introduction to Enumclaw, Washington
Enumclaw, Washington, in King County, is 16 miles SE of Kent, Washington (center to center) and 32 miles SE of CitySeattle, Washington. The city is part of the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metropolitan statistical area (MSA).
Frank and Mary Stevenson built their farmhouse in 1879 in the area now known as Enumclaw. In 1885, the area was platted. Enumclaw derived its name from an Indian term meaning "loud noise" or "home of the evil spirits." The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad first entered the city in 1910. Enumclaw was officially incorporated as a city on January 27, 1913.
Enumclaw and nearby Attractions
- Mud Mountain Dam
- Federation Forest State Park
- Crystal Mountain
- Foothills Historical Society Museum
- Kanaskat/ Palmer Recreation Area
- Children's Museum of Tacoma
Things To Do In Enumclaw
The City of Enumclaw offers numerous recreational facilities for both visitors and residents. You can visit the Enumclaw Aquatic Center during your leisure time. The Enumclaw Park, Martin Johnson Park, Montgomery Park, Dwight Garrett Park, and Nolte State Park are also worth visiting. In addition, you can plan a day trip to the Enchanted Village and Wild Waves and Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium.
The nearest international airport is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Enumclaw Higher Education
Higher educational opportunities are provided at Green River Community College, Highline Community College, and Pacific Lutheran University.