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Aberdeen, Washington
Location of Aberdeen in Grays Harbor County, Washington
Location of Aberdeen in Grays Harbor County, Washington
Coordinates: 46°58′33″N 123°49′7″W / 46.97583, -123.81861
Country United States
State Washington
County Grays Harbor
Area
 - Total 12.2 sq mi (31.5 km²)
 - Land 10.6 sq mi (27.5 km²)
 - Water 1.6 sq mi (4.0 km²)
Elevation 23 ft (7 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 16,461
 - Density 1,548.8/sq mi (598.0/km²)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 98520
Area code(s) 360
FIPS code 53-00100[1]
GNIS feature ID 1511950[2]
Tribute to Kurt Cobain in Aberdeen, installed by the Kurt Cobain Memorial Committee. "Come as You Are" is a song by Nirvana.
Tribute to Kurt Cobain in Aberdeen, installed by the Kurt Cobain Memorial Committee. "Come as You Are" is a song by Nirvana.

Aberdeen (pronounced /ˈæbɚdiːn/) is a city in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States, founded by Samuel Benn in 1884. Aberdeen was officially incorporated on May 12, 1890. The city is the economic center of Grays Harbor County, bordering the cities of Hoquiam and Cosmopolis. Aberdeen is called the "Gateway to the Olympic Peninsula," but it is more famous as being the "Birthplace of Grunge," and the hometown of Nirvana members, Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic. The population was 16,461 at the 2000 census. This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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History

Aberdeen was named for a local salmon cannery, a namesake of Aberdeen, Scotland, because it is situated at the mouth of two rivers just like Aberdeen, Washington. Although it became the largest and best known city in Grays Harbor, Aberdeen lagged behind neighbors Hoquiam and Cosmopolis in the early years. When A.J. West built the town's first sawmill in 1884, the other two municipalities had been in business for several years. Aberdeen and its neighbors vied to be the terminus for Northern Pacific Railroad, but instead of ending at one of the established mill towns, the railroad skimmed through Cosmopolis and headed west for Ocosta. Hoquiam and Aberdeen citizens banded together to build a spur; and in 1895, the line connected Northern Pacific tracks to Aberdeen. If a person, place, or thing is named after a different person, place, or thing, then one is said to be the namesake of the other. ... For other uses, see Aberdeen (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ... Grays Harbor County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Hoquiam (pronounced ) is a city in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States. ... Cosmopolis is a city located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Northern Pacific Railway Categories: Stub | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | Idaho railroads | Minnesota railroads | Montana railroads | North Dakota railroads | Oregon railroads | Washington railroads | Wisconsin railroads ... Cosmopolis is a city located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Hoquiam is a city located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... For other uses, see Aberdeen (disambiguation). ...


By 1900, Aberdeen was considered one of the grittiest towns on the West Coast[citation needed], with many saloons, whorehouses, and gambling establishments populating the area. Aberdeen was nicknamed "The Hellhole of the Pacific", or "The Port of Missing Men", because of its high murder rate. One notable resident was Billy Gohl, known locally as Billy "Ghoul", who was rumored to have killed at least 140 men. (Gohl was convicted of 2 murders [3][4]) Äž: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... A brothel, also known as a bordello or whorehouse, is an establishment specifically dedicated to prostitution, providing the prostitutes a place to meet and to have sex with the clients. ...


During the Great Depression, Aberdeen was hit hard, reducing the number of major saw mills from 37 to 9. Mill owners hired Filipino and Jewish immigrants to keep wages low in order to stay in business[who?]. The timber industry continued to boom, but by the late 1970s most of the timber had been logged. Most of the mills were closing down by the 1970s and 1980s. For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ...


Salmon runs dwindled as spawning grounds were destroyed and rivers filled with silt. The Satsop Nuclear Plant was built in 1978, creating thousands of construction jobs with the promise of permanent employment once the plant was complete. The project was aborted in 1982, doubling the unemployment rate. Recently a local sawmill was shut down, causing the community to lose 342 jobs. However, a new biodiesel plant has opened on the Aberdeen / Hoquiam border, bringing 80 jobs into the community. Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ...


Aberdeen is also the home port of the tall ship Lady Washington, a reproduction of a smaller vessel used by the explorer Captain Robert Gray, featured in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" film The Curse of the Black Pearl(2003). The original The Lady Washington was a 90 ton trading vessel built in Massachusetts around 1750. ... Robert Gray (May 10, 1755 – July, 1806) was an American merchant sea-captain and explorer. ... This article is about the franchise. ...


In 2006, Tom Cruise made a visit to Aberdeen for a private viewing of Mission Impossible III. The Aberdeen city council has since named May 9th "Tom Cruise Day". Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... Mission: Impossible III is the upcoming third movie based on the television series Mission: Impossible directed by Alias creator J. J. Abrams. ...


Education

The city's school district has two high schools: J. M. Weatherwax High School, or Aberdeen High School as it is called, and Harbor High School, an alternative high school with an enrollment exceeding 200 students. Aberdeen High has a long time school sports rivalry with Hoquiam High School, in Hoquiam. Their 100th football game was played on September 17, 2005, with thousands of community members in attendance. Aberdeen High School is a public high school located in Aberdeen, Washington. ... Great Neck Village School, an alternative school in Great Neck, New York in the United States An alternative school, sometimes referred to as a minischool, or remedial school, is any public or private school having a special curriculum, especially an elementary or secondary school offering a more flexible program of... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2002, the Weatherwax building of Aberdeen High School, built in 1909, was burned to the ground by two of its own students. The new building was completed in 2007 and held its grand opening on August 25, 2007. Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...

The Weatherwax building of Aberdeen High School burned down in 2002
The Weatherwax building of Aberdeen High School burned down in 2002

Aberdeen School District also consists of one junior high: Miller Junior High; 5 elementary schools: Central Park Elementary, McDermoth Elementary, Stevens Elementary, AJ West Elementary and Robert Gray Elementary; and 1 parochial school: St. Mary's Catholic School. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1536x1152, 364 KB) Summary Eric Hensley Aberdeen, WA 2002 Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Aberdeen, Washington ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1536x1152, 364 KB) Summary Eric Hensley Aberdeen, WA 2002 Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Aberdeen, Washington ...


Aberdeen is home to Grays Harbor College, located in south Aberdeen, and is represented by the Charlie Choker mascot. In January 2007, the college completed the Jewell C Manspeaker building to replace older classrooms. The college emphasizes student opportunities, and has resources to help students transfer to a four year college to complete a degree. Grays Harbor College is a community college located in Aberdeen, Washington. ... January 2007 is the first month of that year. ...


Famous people

Main category: People from Aberdeen, Washington

Robert Motherwell, painter; Douglas Osheroff Nobel-winning physicist; Eric Edens, Chemist; Lee Friedlander, photographer; Trisha Brown, choreographer; Elton Bennett, artist; Mike Melinkovich, former Detroit Lions and St. Louis Cardinals defensive end; Mark Bruener, former Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans tight-end; Michael McKean, former Assistant Attorney General and nationwide housing builder; Jack Elway, football coach and father of John Elway; Robert Cantwell, novelist; "American Dragon" Bryan Danielson, professional wrestler; Peter Norton, software engineer; Jeff Burlingame, author; Victor Grinich, founder of Silicon Valley; and Violetta Blue, porn star. Robert Motherwell, 1971 Robert Motherwell (January 24, 1915 – July 16, 1991) was an American abstract expressionist painter and printmaker. ... Douglas Dean Osheroff (born August 1, 1945) is a American physicist. ... Lee Friedlander (born July 14, 1934) is an American photographer and artist. ... Trisha Brown (25 November 1936, Aberdeen, Washington, U.S.) is a postmodernist American choreographer and dancer. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Steelers redirects here. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... Robert Cantwell (January 31, 1908 — December 8, 1978) was a novelist and critic. ... Bryan Danielson (born May 22, 1981 in Aberdeen, Washington)[1] is an American independent professional wrestler, known as the American Dragon. ... Peter Norton Peter Norton (born November 14, 1943) is an American software publisher and philanthropist. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Victor Grinich (November 24, 1924 - November 5, 2000) was a pioneer in the semiconductor industry and a member of the Traitorous Eight that founded Silicon Valley. ... For the Nintendo 64 game, see Space Station Silicon Valley. ...


Rock musicians

Aberdeen is best known, however, for producing seminal grunge and punk rock bands and musicians such as Nirvana including Kurt Cobain, and Dale Crover of The Melvins. Some of Cobain's lyrics, in songs such as "Something in the Way" and parts of the Bleach album referred to locations within the town. Grunge redirects here. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... This article is about the American grunge band. ... Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. ... Dale Crover Dale Crover is a American rock musician. ... The Melvins are an American rock band/ metal band that usually perform as a trio. ... Something in the Way is a song by the American rock band Nirvana. ... Bleach is the debut album by the American grunge band Nirvana. ...


Krist Novoselic, Nirvana's bassist, was born in Compton, California, but moved to Aberdeen in his youth, where he met Cobain. Krist Anthony Novoselić II (born May 16, 1965) is an American rock musician best known as the bassist for Nirvana. ... Nickname: Location of Compton in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Government  - Mayor Eric Perrodin Area  - Total 10. ...


Kurdt Vanderhoof of heavy metal-band Metal Church is also from Aberdeen as is Patrick Simmons of the Doobie Brothers. Kurdt Vanderhoof performing live at Gernika, Spain (2006) Kurdt Vanderhoof is the guitarist and founding member of legendary heavy metal band Metal Church. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Metal Church is an American thrash metal band from Aberdeen, Washington. ... Patrick Simmons (born October 19, 1948) is an American singer and guitarist for the rock band The Doobie Brothers. ... The Doobie Brothers are an American rock band, best known for hit singles like Black Water. They were popular throughout the 1970s. ...


Industry

Despite attempts to diversify the local economy, Aberdeen and the rest of Grays Harbor remain dependent on the timber industry.


On December 19, 2005, Weyerhaeuser closed the Aberdeen large-log sawmill, and would close the Cosmopolis pulp mill in early 2006. This resulted in the loss of at least 342 jobs. Many employees were not told by Weyerhaueser management, but learned about the closures from local radio stations who received a press release prior to a scheduled press conference.


Employers on the Harbor include locally owned Grays Harbor Paper L.P., The Westport Shipyard, Sierra Pacific, The Simpson Door Co., Hoquiam Plywood, the Stafford Creek Corrections Center, a state prison which opened in 2000, and Safe Harbor Technology, a technical support center. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


Other major employers include cranberry-growing cooperative Ocean Spray, Wal-Mart and Washington Crab Products. There is also an article about the agricultural cooperative Ocean Spray. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ...


In 2007, Imperium Renewables of Seattle invested $40 million in the construction of the biodiesel plant at the Port of Grays Harbor. It is estimated the plant will produce as much as 100 million gallons of biodiesel fuel made from plants and vegetable material annually. Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Grays Harbor Biodiesel Plant is a biodiesel production facility at the Port of Grays Harbor in southwest Washington state near Aberdeen. ...


Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 16,461 people, 6,517 households, and 4,112 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,548.8 people per square mile (597.9/km²). There were 7,536 housing units at an average density of 709.1/sq mi (273.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.87% White, 0.47% African American, 3.70% Native American, 2.10% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 5.15% from other races, and 3.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.22% of the population. 16.4% were of German, 9.3% English, 9.3% American, 8.7% Irish and 5.9% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000. 90.2% spoke English and 7.7% Spanish as their first language. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... The term Norwegians may refer to: People with a Norwegian ancestral or ethnic identity, whether living in Norway, emigrants, or the descendents of emigrants. ... The United States 2000 Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


There were 6,517 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.05. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $30,683, and the median income for a family was $37,966. Males had a median income of $32,710 versus $20,446 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,092. About 16.1% of families and 22.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.7% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over. Per capita income means how much each individual receives, in monetary terms, of the yearly income generated in their country. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Sister Cities

Aberdeen has the following sister cities, according to Washington State Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen's website.[1]: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Hakui (羽咋市; -shi) is a city located in Ishikawa, Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Kanazawa (金沢市; -shi) is the capital city of Ishikawa Prefecture in Japan. ...

References

  1. ^ a b American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ US Board on Geographic Names. United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Library Page retrieved 6th September 2007
  4. ^ Site on crime retrieved 6th September 2007
  • Ed Van Syckle, "The River Pioneers," Pacific Search Press, 1982.
  • Ed Van Syckle, "They Tried to Cut It All," Pacific Search Press, 1980.
  • Murray Morgan, "The Last Wilderness," Viking Press, 1955.
  • Anne Cotton, "The History of Aberdeen," Grays Harbor Regional Planning Commission, 1982.
  • John C. Hughes & Ryan Teague Beckwith, "On the Harbor: From Black Friday to Nirvana," Stephens Press, LLC. 2005.
  • Jeff Burlingame, "Kurt Cobain: 'Oh Well, Whatever, Nevermind'" Enslow Publishers, 2006.

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  • Aberdeen, Washington is at coordinates 46°58′33″N 123°49′07″W / 46.975833, -123.818669 (Aberdeen, Washington)Coordinates: 46°58′33″N 123°49′07″W / 46.975833, -123.818669 (Aberdeen, Washington)

 
 

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