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The King County Archives holds in its collections records, from as early as 1853, that are useful to the study of the county's environmental history: the interactions of King County government and its citizens with the natural world.

These records document both the natural environment (topography; landforms; rivers, lakes, and streams; natural resources) and the built environment (homes; businesses and farms; transportation routes and systems; utilities; managed waterways; recreational sites), and they can also document social geography.

Record types include maps and drawings, photographs, and textual records. Please contact the King County Archives at or 206-263-2480 for more information.

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The King County Archives building is currently closed, but our remote customer service hours are 9am-4pm, Monday through Friday.