Lewis County, located in the southwest region of the state, is the oldest county in Washington
State. Its terrain sprawls across rolling hills and valleys and mountains. Several communities
reside within its forested boundaries, including Centralia, Chehalis, Morton, Mossyrock,
Napavine, Packwook, Randle and Toledo.
The towns' bask in the past by preserving and maintaining old buildings and by participating in
community projects. Several special historical attractions are a restored train station in Chehalis,
a Swedish immigrant's house in Morton, and the Joseph Borst Home and Blockhouse in
The onset of the railroad and heavy timber maintained the county's early growth, however, today,
agriculture and tourism also play an important role in Lewis County's economy. The two biggest
attractions are the more than 350 antique shops, modern outlet malls, and Mt. St. Helens National
For more on Lewis County see elsewhere on this page.