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Lewis County, Washington

US county information
NameLewis County
StateWashington
SeatChehalis
US Area
Total Area2436 sq mi (6309.2 km2)
Land Area2408 sq mi (6236.7 km2)
Water Area29 sq mi (75.1 km2)
Population75455 (2010)
Density12/km2 (31.1/sq mi)
FoundedDecember 19, 1845

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Lewis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. As of 2010, the population was 75,455. The county seat is at Chehalis, and its largest city is Centralia.

The county is named after Meriwether Lewis. Lewis County is known for sharing many characteristics with eastern Washington instead of western Washington, where it is located, especially politically. Lewis County was created on December 19, 1845, by the provisional government of Oregon Territory.


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