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County Information
Located in the Salish Sea in the far northwestern corner of the U.S. state of Washington, San Juan County is a cluster of approximately 200 islands (172 of which are named). It has rugged, rocky shoreline and several mountains. Most of the county's population lives on the largest four islands of Orcas, San Juan, Lopez and Shaw Islands. Those four counties are the only islands served by the Washington State Ferries.

It was part of Whatcom County until October 31, 1873.
The county seat and the county's only incorporated city is
Friday Harbor, on San Juan Island.

Other Communities
Argyle * Beach Haven * Blakely Island/Thatcher * Crane Island * Decatur Island/Decatur
Deer Harbor * Doe Bay * Eastsound * Lopez Island * Olga * Orcas Village
Orcas Island * Port Stanley * Richardson * Roche Harbor * Shaw Island
Waldron * West Beach

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Website Updates:

September 2014: Local news: visitations, illness, shipping (1891, 1895); obituaries added: John Reed, Mrs. DeLaney, Isidor Escabedo; Marriages added: GANDER-McLEAN, ANDERSON-BOYCE



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Adjacent Counties
Whatcom County, WA - northeast
Skagit County, WA - east
Island County, WA - southeast
Jefferson County, WA - south
Clallam County, WA - southwest

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