Snohomish County Council
John Koster's eNewsletter
3000 Rockefeller Ave., M/S 609
Everett, Washington 98201
8th floor, Robert J. Drewel Building
Snohomish County Celebrates 150 Years
On Friday, January 14th the county government and community celebrated Snohomish County's Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary). In the early 1880's the county was part of Island County and in the 1860 election residents along the Snohomish River did not get their ballots to Coupeville in time and they were not counted. Feeling disenfranchised, they petitioned the territorial legislature to create a separate county and were granted that petition on January 14, 1861. In the first Snohomish County election on
July 8,1861, they chose Snohomish as the county seat by a vote of 17 - 10. In 1897, the county seat was moved to Everett where it has been in operation until the present day.
Celebrating our rich cultural heritage with a program featuring singers, historians, the Tulalip tribal members and cakes made and decorated by the culinary arts students from Edmonds Community College was the order of the day. There will be on-going celebrations throughout this year. For more information, log onto www.snoco150.net or our Facebook page listed as "Happy Birthday Snohomish County."