Allyn is an unincorporated community in Mason County, Washington, United States. It is part of Allyn-Grapeview, a census-designated place that also includes the community of Grapeview. Allyn is located on the western shore of North Bay region of the Case Inlet of the Puget Sound. The area's main road and thoroughfare is State Route 3.
The Lakeland Village development, a residential and recreational corporation begun in the late 1960s, has grown over the years into a major community and today includes over 800 homes, a 27-mile golf course, a large club house for resident and public use, and a restaurant.
The community was first settled in 1853. The town was platted and papers to form the town were filed on September 6, 1889, naming the town after Judge Frank Allyn of Tacoma who was influential in the early development of Allyn. By 1890 Allyn had a post office, school, newspaper, sawmill, two saloons, a hotel and wharf.
From the 1870s to the 1920s, transportation needs for Allyn and other communities along Case Inlet were once served by a small flotilla of steamboats. The last steamboat run from Tacoma to Allyn occurred in 1924, but local service may have lasted longer.
The local community based monthly newspaper called the North Bay Review, services Allyn.
- Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 81. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6.
- "History of Allyn". Allyn Community Association. Archived from the original on Oct 11, 2008.
- Findlay, Jean Cammon and Paterson, Robin, Mosquito Fleet of Southern Puget Sound, (2008) Arcadia Publishing ISBN 0-7385-5607-6, at pages 10-11, 18, 27 and 35.
- "News". Allyn Community Association.
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- Allyn page at Official Mason County Tourism website