Black Hills (Washington)

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Black Hills
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Black Hills behind the state capitol building in Olympia
Highest point
Peak Capitol Peak
Elevation 2,664 ft (812 m)
Coordinates 46°58′22″N 123°08′11″W / 46.97278°N 123.13639°W / 46.97278; -123.13639
Geography
Black Hills (Washington) is located in Washington (state)
Black Hills (Washington)
Location of the Black Hills
Country United States
State Washington
Region Western Washington
Range coordinates 46°59′14″N 123°08′16″W / 46.9873190°N 123.1376480°W / 46.9873190; -123.1376480Coordinates: 46°59′14″N 123°08′16″W / 46.9873190°N 123.1376480°W / 46.9873190; -123.1376480
Parent range Willapa Hills

The Black Hills are a small range of hills in Thurston and Grays Harbor counties of Washington. They are a subset of the Willapa Hills. 2,664-foot (812 m) Capitol Peak is the highest peak in the range.

The Black Hills takes its name from the Black River.[1] A former variant name was "Black Mountains".[2]

The Capitol State Forest has roughly the same boundaries as the Black Hills.

The high school A.G. West Black Hills is named for the hills. So is Black Hills Community Hospital and the local soccer club the Blackhills Football Club.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Thurston County Place Names: A Heritage Guide" (PDF). Thurston County Historical Commission. 1992. p. 5. Retrieved 28 March 2018. 
  2. ^ Indian Tribes of Washington Territory, 1876 (Map) https://www.sos.wa.gov/legacy/maps_detail.aspx?m=15

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