Maytown, Washington

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Maytown is an unincorporated community in Thurston County, in the U.S. state of Washington.[1]

History[edit]

Maytown was founded as a lumber town in 1911, and named after Maytown, Kentucky, the native home of the proprietor of a local sawmill.[1] A folk etymology maintains a first settler named the town when he said "It may become a town, and it may not, so I'll call it Maytown".[2] A post office was in operation at Maytown from 1922 until 1928.[3][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Maytown
  2. ^ a b "Thurston County Place Names: A Heritage Guide" (PDF). Thurston County Historical Commission. 1992. p. 48. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 March 2018.

Coordinates: 46°53′51″N 122°56′36″W / 46.89750°N 122.94333°W / 46.89750; -122.94333