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Mason County, Washington

US county information
NameMason County
StateWashington
SeatShelton
US Area
Total Area1051 sq mi (2722.1 km2)
Land Area961 sq mi (2489 km2)
Water Area90 sq mi (233.1 km2)
Population60699 (2010)
Density24.3/km2 (62.9/sq mi)
FoundedMarch 13, 1854

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Mason County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. It is named for the first Secretary of Washington Territory, Charles H. Mason. As of 2010, the population was 60,699. The county seat is at Shelton, the county's only incorporated city. Mason County has several school districts.

Mason County was formed out of King County on March 13, 1854. Originally named Sahewamish County, it took its present name in 1864.


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