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Marysville, Washington

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Nickname: The Strawberry City
Marysville in Washington State
Marysville in Washington State
Coordinates: 48°3′46″N 122°9′48″W / 48.06278, -122.16333
Country United States of America
State Washington
County Snohomish
Government
 - Mayor Dennis Kendall
Area
 - City  9.8 sq mi (25.3 km²)
Population (2000)
 - City 25,315
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Website: http://www.ci.marysville.wa.us/

Marysville is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, USA. The population was 25,315 at the 2000 census. Marysville is known as "The Strawberry City" due to the large number of strawberry farms that once surrounded the city in its earlier days. Over the past decade, and continuing today, large residential, commercial, and industrial growth has transformed this city. With a population of over 36,000 residents (2007 figures) and growing, Marysville ranks as the 25th largest city in the state, and third largest in the county after Everett (101,800) and Edmonds (40,560). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... Image File history File links WAMap-doton-Marysville. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Snohomish County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... 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. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... PST is UTC-8 The Pacific Standard Time Zone (PST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) resulting in UTC-8. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... PDT is UTC-7 The Pacific Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-8). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Snohomish County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... County Snohomish Government  - Mayor Ray Stephanson Area  - City 123. ... Edmonds is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. ...

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History

Marysville's history begins with the signing of the Point Elliott Treaty in 1855. After the treaty was signed, the local area had opened for settlement and the timber industry quickly took hold, with several claims being staked during the 1860's in the area that would become Marysville. The loggers and the nearby Tulalip reservation provided ample opportunities for trade, and in 1872 a small government trading post was established. James P. Comeford and his wife, Maria, moved to the area after he was appointed proprietor of the trading post by the federal government. The Point Elliott Treaty was a treaty between the United States government and various Native American tribes of the Puget Sound region in the newly-formed Washington Territory. ... Tulalip is a group of Native American peoples from western Washington state in the United States. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from...

Comeford Park in Marysville, named for James and Maria Comeford.
Comeford Park in Marysville, named for James and Maria Comeford.

In 1874, Comeford paid $450 for logged timber claims consisting of 1,280 acres of land. Four years later, they built a new store with living quarters attached and a small dock with a plank road called Front Street. Mrs. Comeford began teaching classes to local children and Mr. Comeford ran the post office, both of these provided out of their home. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Year 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Little growth took place in Marysville until the mid-1880's. The first saw mill opened in 1887, followed by three additional mills over the next few years. The railroad came to town in 1889, which was followed by more growth.


Marysville was officially incorporated on March 20, 1891. is the 79th day of the year (80th 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). ...


Economy

For much of its existence, Marysville was a rural area known for farming and for lumber production, although other, smaller industries existed, providing a diverse economy that has played an important role in Marysville's growth over the years. This economic diversity has also been a major factor during times of economic crisis such as the Great Depression, when Marysville's economy did not suffer to the same extent as other towns in the area, which had largely been dependent on the timber trade and mining[1]. Farming, ploughing rice paddy, in Indonesia Agriculture is the process of producing food, feed, fiber and other desired products by cultivation of certain plants and the raising of domesticated animals (livestock). ... Timber in storage for later processing at a sawmill Lumber or Timber is a term used to describe wood, either standing or that has been processed for use—from the time trees are felled, to its end product as a material suitable for industrial use—as structural material for construction... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ...


Although farms still operate in the area around the city, the lumber industry has all but ceased and is no longer a major factor in the local economy. The community has largely transitioned over the past two decades into a city with a large retail and service-based economy, and is closely intertwined economically with its neighbors throughout the Puget Sound area through large regional employers such as Boeing and Microsoft. The naval station in nearby Everett and its support facilities also play an increasing role in the local economy. The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... Naval Station Everett is the United States Navys most modern facility. ... County Snohomish Government  - Mayor Ray Stephanson Area  - City 123. ...


Education

Totem Middle School (formerly Marysville Junior High School) in Marysville. Mount Pilchuck can be seen in the background.
Totem Middle School (formerly Marysville Junior High School) in Marysville. Mount Pilchuck can be seen in the background.

For most of its history, the city of Marysville had a single school district within its municipal boundaries, the Marysville School District. However, over the past decade the geographic territory of the city has increased substantially due to annexations. As a result, parts of four school districts are contained within the city limits: Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 923 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Totem Middle School in Marysville, Washington I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 923 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Totem Middle School in Marysville, Washington I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document...

The school district is host to four high schools: Marysville Pilchuck High School, Heritage High School, Marysville Alternative High School, and Marysville Arts and Technology High School. A fifth high school, Getchell High school, is expected to open in 2010[2]. Last year, Marysville Arts and Technology High School (A&T) scored higher on the WASL than any other school in Snohomish County. Marysville Pilchuck High School (MPHS) has the second largest campus in the state and the highest number of students in any high school in Washington. While Marysville-Pilchuck provides a wide variety of classes and courses, A&T offers specialized courses in the Arts and Technology fields. Heritage High School is located on the Tulalip Reservation and has mainly Native American students. Marysville-Pilchuck High School is the only high school in Marysville, Washington. ...

Geography

Marysville is located at 48°3′46″N, 122°9′48″W (48.062743, -122.163332)GR1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 25.3 km² (9.8 mi²). 24.8 km² (9.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (1.94%) 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

As of the censusGR2 of 2000,[2006 estimate is about 31,000] there were 25,315 people, 9,400 households, and 6,608 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,019.2/km² (2,640.1/mi²). There were 9,730 housing units at an average density of 391.7/km² (1,014.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.21% White, 1.02% African American, 1.60% Native American, 3.82% Asian, 0.36% Pacific Islander, 1.89% from other races, and 3.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.83% of the population. 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. ...


There were 9,400 households out of which 40.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.15. 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 30.1% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $47,088, and the median income for a family was $55,796. Males had a median income of $42,391 versus $30,185 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,414. About 3.7% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 5.9% 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. ...


Yearly public festivals

Marysville holds an annual Strawberry Festival in the second week of June, which is highlighted by a grand parade. The first Strawberry Festival was held in 1932. A Strawberry Festival is an event and celebration in many towns in North America. ...


Marysville YMCA holds a yearly event every January called "360"(pronounced 3-6-Oh). 360 is a breakdancing competition that draws 800-1000+ spectators and competitors a year and offers teams from all across the west coast to challenge each other for, most often, a cash prize. 360 has also hosted other competition such as MC battles, exhibition battles, and graffiti art contests. The name 360 derived from Marysville's area code. Not to be confused with YWCA. This article is about the association. ... A breakdancer performing a one-handed freeze (also known as a pike) in the streets of Paris. ... MasterCard logo Manchaster Town Hall MC can mean: Mini Cooper: Macao: FIPS PUB 10-4 territory code Machine, (also m/c) Manchester, England (also m/c) Mariah Carey, American songstress Marginal cost Marin Catholic Master cylinder Master of Ceremonies Rapper (also emcee), or a prefix for the names of rappers... For other uses, see Graffiti (disambiguation). ... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ...


Summer Jubilee is an August event that offers free school supplies and haircuts for children in the community, typically drawing over 10,000 visitors to its Asbery Field location. Summer Jubilee is a ministry of several Christian churches within Marysville.


Media

Marysville is served by a weekly newspaper, the Marysville Globe. Other newspapers that provide coverage of Marysville include the daily Everett Herald and the daily newspaper The Seattle Times. The Herald is a newspaper based in Everett, Washington. ... The Seattle Times is the leading daily newspaper in Seattle, Washington, United States. ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=8227
  2. ^ http://heraldnet.com/article/20070808/NEWS01/708080327&SearchID=7329084105490

External links


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Marysville, Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (557 words)
Marysville was officially incorporated on March 20, 1891.
Marysville holds an annual Strawberry Festival in the second week of June, which is highlighted by a grand parade.
Marysville Pilchuck High School is sometimes referred to as "Cow-Pie High" for its distinctive manure odor from nearby farms.
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