Chinatown, Tacoma

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Tacoma Chinatown
Neighborhood of Tacoma
Coordinates: 47°14′29″N 122°27′34″W / 47.24139°N 122.45944°W / 47.24139; -122.45944
Country  United States
State Washington
County PIerce County
City Tacoma, Washington
ZIP Code 98409
Area code(s) Area code 253

The U.S. city of Tacoma, Washington was once home to a significant historic Chinatown. It was located in Downtown Tacoma near Railroad Street according to a historical record.[1]


In November 1885 disgruntled whites drove out the Chinese population and burned down Chinatown. According to a historical account, many who were driven out fled to Portland, Oregon or Canada.[1] Two days after the Chinese were driven out, Tacoma's Chinatown was burned to the ground.[2] According to another source, as many as six hundred Chinese were dragged out to the street in a raid and escorted to the train station.[3]


Recently, a special remembrance garden called the Chinese Reconciliation Park has been built a short distance away.[4]