Olympia <<oh LIHM pee uh >> is the capital of the state of Washington. The town lies on the southern inlets of Puget Sound, an arm of the Pacific Ocean.

Olympia is a vital business port. Oceangoing ships use the harbor of Olympia to export logs, lumber, and different items. Many Olympia residents work for the state authorities.

Homesteaders started to settle within the Olympia space within the 1840’s. Homesteaders have been settlers granted land by america authorities. The town was named for the close by Olympic Mountains. Isaac I. Stevens, the primary territorial governor, named Olympia the territorial capital when the Washington Territory was created in 1853. The town was included in 1859. Olympia has been the state capital since Washington turned a state in 1889.

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