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Stanwood

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Stanwood is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. The city is located 50mi north of Seattle, at the mouth of the Stillaguamish River. Its population was 6,231 at the 2010 census.HistoryPrior to European exploration and settlement in the 19th century, the Puget Sound region was inhabited by indigenous Coast Salish peoples. The modern-day site of downtown Stanwood was home to a Stillaguamish village named, led by chief Zis-aba, with an estimated 250 people and three large potlatch houses. George O. and G. L. Wilson were led on a canoe expedition up the Stillaguamish River by Samuel Hancock in 1851, becoming the first European Americans to explore the river.Stanwood was first settled in 1866 by Robert Fulton and was initially named "Centerville". Stanwood's Post Office was established as Centerville in 1870, and the name was changed to Stanwood in 1877 by D.O. Pearson after his wife's maiden name. Stanwood was officially incorporated on October 19, 1903, and grew at the mouth of the Stillaguamish River one mile west of the 1891 Seattle-Montana Great Northern Railway tracks. East Stanwood (along the railroad tracks) was platted in 1906 and incorporated in 1922. The two towns consolidated in 1960.
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