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Encyclopedia > Anacortes, Washington
View of the downtown and marina of Anacortes, from the east

Anacortes (pronounced [ˌænəˈkɔɹtəs]) is a city in Skagit County, Washington, USA. The name Anacortes comes from Annie Curtis, the maiden name of early settler Amos Bowman's wife.[1] The population was 14,557 at the 2000 census. It is one of two principal cities of and included in the Mount Vernon-Anacortes Metropolitan Statistical Area. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1000x748, 195 KB) View of Anacortes from Cap Sante, looking west towards the downtown and marina. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1000x748, 195 KB) View of Anacortes from Cap Sante, looking west towards the downtown and marina. ... This chart shows concisely the most common way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is applied to represent the English language. ... Skagit County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Official language(s) English Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,827 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... The Skagit River, which flows through Mount Vernon, is prone to flooding during periods of heavy rain in the Cascades. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ...


There is a Washington State Ferries dock that serves Lopez Island, Shaw Island, Orcas Island, and San Juan Island, as well as Victoria, British Columbia (via Sidney, British Columbia) on Vancouver Island. There is also a Skagit County-operated ferry dock that serves Guemes Island. Washington state maintains the largest fleet of passenger and auto ferries in the United States and the third largest in the world. ... Lopez Island is the third largest of the U.S. San Juan Islands, and the first stop of four on the Washington State Ferries San Juan Islands run. ... Shaw Island (Interactive topo map) Shaw Island is the smallest of the San Juan Islands served by the Washington State Ferries. ... Orcas Island is the largest of the San Juan Islands in San Juan County, Washington. ... A forest on San Juan Island San Juan Island is the second-largest and most populous of the San Juan Islands in northwestern Washington, USA. Washington State Ferries serves Friday Harbor, which is San Juan Islands major population center, the San Juan County seat, and the only incorporated town... Location of Victoria within the Capital Regional District in British Columbia, Canada Country Canada Province British Columbia Regional District Capital Incorporated 1862[1] Government  - Mayor Alan Lowe (past mayors)  - Governing body Victoria City Council  - MP Denise Savoie  - MLAs Carole James, Rob Fleming Area [2]  - City 19. ... Sidney is a town located at the northern end of the Saanich Peninsula, on Vancouver Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... Vancouver Island is separated from mainland British Columbia by the Strait of Georgia and the Queen Charlotte Strait, and from Washington by the Juan De Fuca Strait. ... The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, circa 1945. ... Guemes Island is a small island in the southeastern part of the San Juan Islands chain in northwestern Washington state, USA. Guemes Island is close to the town of Anacortes, and is accessible to it via a short ferry ride. ...

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History

Anacortes was officially incorporated on 19 May 1891. is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Geography

Location of Anacortes, Washington

Anacortes is located at 48°30′7″N, 122°37′25″W (48.502012, -122.623733)GR1. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias WA county maps by Bumm13. ...


Anacortes is on Fidalgo Island. Fidalgo Island is an island in Skagit County, Washington, located about two hours north of Seattle by automobile. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 36.7 km² (14.2 mi²). 30.5 km² (11.8 mi²) of it is land and 6.2 km² (2.4 mi²) of it (16.93%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

In a recent estimate, there are about 16,300 people as of 2007, 6,086 households, and 4,162 families residing in the city. The population density was 477.1/km² (1,236.0/mi²). There were 6,551 housing units at an average density of 214.7/km² (556.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.66% White, 0.32% African American, 1.14% Native American, 1.64% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 1.48% from other races, and 2.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.15% of the population. 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. ...


There were 6,086 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.84. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $41,930, and the median income for a family was $49,531. Males had a median income of $38,080 versus $27,080 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,297. About 6.0% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... 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. ...


Description

The Majestic Inn, Anacortes, Washington

Anacortes is on Fidalgo Island. It is surrounded by the north Puget Sound and San Juan Islands on three sides, and by the Swinomish Channel and the flats of Skagit Valley to the east. The weather is milder than other areas of the Pacific Northwest, because it lies within the Olympic Mountain rain shadow. Fidalgo Island gets 21" of rain per year, only half as much as Seattle. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 713 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 713 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Puget Sound For the university in this region, see University of Puget Sound. ... One of the San Juan islands The San Juan Islands are a part of the San Juan Archipelago in the northwest corner of the continental United States. ... The Skagit River (pronounced ) is a river in southwestern British Columbia in Canada and northwestern Washington in the United States, approximately 150 mi (240 km) long. ... The Pacific Northwest from space The Pacific Northwest, abbreviated PNW, or PacNW is a region in the northwest of North America. ... The Olympic Mountains The Olympic Mountains are a mountain range on the Olympic Peninsula of western Washington in the United States. ... For the television series see Rain Shadow. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ...


Anacortes was established with a name and a post office in 1877 in the vain hope that it would be selected as the western terminus of the transcontinental railroad. The town was officially incorporated in 1891 shortly after the railroad bust, and became a lumber and fishing center. In the 1950's oil companies built big refineries near town. Refining remains the area's largest industry, but the economic base now includes yacht construction, tourism, and residential services for the nearby Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.


Anacortes is a popular destination for boaters and those traveling on to the San Juan Islands. The city maintains a 220 acre city park on the northwestern end of Fidalgo Island called Washington Park. This park features camping, boat launching, and majestic views of the San Juan Islands. The most prominent view is of Cypress Island. Anacortes also features many forest trails used for mountain biking and hiking. There are also many popular areas for rock climbing at Mount Erie. One of the San Juan islands The San Juan Islands are a part of the San Juan Archipelago in the northwest corner of the continental United States. ... Cypress Island from Anacortes, WA Cypress Island, is one of the least developed of the San Juan Islands in the state of Washington, USA. It is the westernmost part of Skagit County, Washington and is about halfway between the mainland and offshore San Juan County. ...


Notable residents and natives

  • Craig Bartlettanimator, creator of Hey Arnold!!
  • Bobowestern lowland gorilla featured in Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo.
  • Burl Ivesfolk singer, author, and actor.
  • Charley Schanz – former Major League Baseball pitcher.
  • Gary Troxell - Lead singer for the Fleetwoods. 1988 inductee into the Northwest Music Hall of Fame.
  • T.J. Fantini - former Disney Mouseketeer.
  • Don Hume - Olympic rower, gold medalist at the 1936 "Hitler" Berlin Olympics.
  • Wallie Funk - known as "Mr. Anacortes". Retired publisher, photographer and city historian. Owner of the extensive Ferd Brady photo collection documenting early life in Skagit County.
  • Dunton Sisters - Acclaimed Bluegrass musicians.
  • Bill Mitchell - city historian, artisan, creator of the "Anacortes Mural Project" which depicts an eclectic mix of more than 100 life-sized outdoor murals inspired from photographs of early Anacortes life.
  • Paul N. Luvera Sr. - former community grocer, noted carver of native North American totem poles. Highway leading to Anacortes named in his honor.
  • Rien Long - NFL Tennessee Titans defensive lineman, 2002 Outland Trophy winner.
  • Ray Auld - Conservationist who fought for the creation of the Anacortes Community Forest Lands parks. Spent countless hours building and improving the trails on Mount Erie until his death at the age of 88. Drive to the top of Mount Erie named in his honor.

Craig Bartlett (b. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hey Arnold! was an American animated television series that aired from October 7, 1996 until June 8, 2004 on Nickelodeon. ... For the MST3k character, see Professor Bobo. ... Trinomial name Gorilla gorilla gorilla (Savage, 1847) The Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) is a subspecies of the Western Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) that lives in montane, primary, and secondary forests and lowland swamps throughout all or parts of Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo... “Seattle” redirects here. ... Woodland Park Zoo, which occupies the western half of Seattles (USA) Woodland Park, near Green Lake, began as a small menagerie on the Woodland Park estate of Guy C. Phinney, Canadian-born lumber mill owner and real estate developer. ... Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (14 June 1909 – 14 April 1995), an Academy Award winner, was an acclaimed American folk music singer, author, and actor. ... Folk music can have a number of different meanings, including: Traditional music: The original meaning of the term folk music was synonymous with the term Traditional music, also often including World Music and Roots music; the term Traditional music was given its more specific meaning to distinguish it from the... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... Authorship redirects here. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Charles Murrell Schanz (June 8, 1919 - May 28, 1992) was a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Blue Jays (1944), Philadelphia Phillies (1945-1947), and Boston Red Sox (1950). ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Sister cities

Anacortes has four sister cities:[2] 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 This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Sidney is a town located at the northern end of the Saanich Peninsula, on Vancouver Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... The Naso no Shirataki waterfall in Kisakata. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Lomonosov (Ломоно́сов), formerly Oranienbaum (Ораниенба́ум), is a city and in northwestern Russia, on the shore of the Bay of Finland west of St. ...

See also

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References

  1. ^ "Historical Timeline." Anacortes History Museum. July 10, 2006. Retrieved on August 14, 2007.
  2. ^ "Sister Cities Online Directory: Washington, USA." Sister Cities International, Inc.. Retrieved on March 23, 2007.

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