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Jefferson County, Washington

US county information
NameJefferson County
SeatPort Townsend
US Area
Total Area2184 sq mi (5656.6 km2)
Land Area1814 sq mi (4698.3 km2)
Water Area369 sq mi (955.7 km2)
Population29872 (2010)
Density6.3/km2 (16.3/sq mi)
FoundedDecember 22, 1852

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Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington, named after Thomas Jefferson. As of 2010, the population was 29,872. The county seat is at Port Townsend, which is also the county's only incorporated city.

Jefferson County was formed out of Thurston County on December 22, 1852, by the legislature of Oregon Territory, and included the northern 4854 sqmi (12571802287.6 m2) portion of the Olympic Peninsula. On April 26, 1854, the legislature of Washington Territory created Clallam County from the northwestern 2670 sqmi (6915268254.6 m2) portion of this original area.

The Hood Canal Bridge connects Jefferson County to Kitsap County, Washington. The Keystone-Port Townsend route of the Washington State Ferries connects the county to Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington.

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