Place:Issaquah, King, Washington, United States

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NameIssaquah
Alt namesGilmansource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS53009940
Isquahsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS53009940
Isquowhsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS53009940
Issquahsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS53009940
Squaksource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS53009940
Squawksource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS53009940
Squowhsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS53009940
TypeCity
Coordinates47.536°N 122.043°W
Located inKing, Washington, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Issaquah is a city in King County, Washington, United States. The population was 30,434 at the 2010 census.

According to the Washington State Office of Financial Management, Issaquah ranked 6th of 279 eligible incorporated communities in population growth between 2000 and 2005. Forbes.com ranked Issaquah the 2nd fastest-growing suburb in the state, and the 89th in the nation.

History

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"Issaquah" is an anglicized word for a local Native American name, meaning either "the sound of birds," "snake," or "little stream." "Squak Valley," an older name for the area, also derives from this same Native-American name.

In 1885, the then unincorporated area was the scene of an attack on Chinese laborers who had come to pick hops from local fields. The city itself was officially incorporated on April 29, 1892. Initially a small mining town, this town has changed noticeably both in its appearance and economic focus. Issaquah was originally developed to service the mining industry on nearby Squak and Cougar mountain, and began as the town of Gilman, Washington. As the mining deposits neared depletion in the late 1890s, other companies started to realize Issaquah's potential to support a lucrative lumber business. These companies exported timber from Issaquah and other small, local towns to Seattle and larger, rapidly growing communities throughout western Washington. These early boom industries, however, faded into a period of relative quiet by the time of the Great Depression. The town remained fairly placid through the succeeding decades, with The Boeing Company providing the majority of employment in the area. Microsoft and other technological industries moved into Redmond, Washington and other cities in the area, and later established operations in Issaquah itself. Both Boeing and Microsoft have significantly affected Issaquah's history, cultural development, and diverse population through their active community participation and attraction of outside residents. In June 1996, Costco moved its global headquarters to Issaquah from nearby Kirkland, Washington.

Other Issaquah employers include Siemens Medical Solutions' Ultrasound Group, GoldSim Technology Group, Overtime Technologies, Boehm's Candies, and Darigold.

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