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The Puget Sound

Thurston County

County Sites


Bucoda(360) 278-3525
Grand Mound
Lacey(360) 491-3214
Little Rock
Olympia(360) 753-8325
Rainier(360) 446-2265
Tenino(360) 264-2368
Tumwater(360) 754-5855
Yelm(360) 458-8405

Visitor’s Bureau/Community Information

About Thurston County

Thurston County was founded in 1852 after Samuel Thurston, the Oregon Territory’s first delegate to Congress.  As of 2014, its population was estimated at 265,851.  The County’s Area covers 774 sq. miles—722 land; 52 water.  The largest city in the county is Olympia.

Thurston County is home to Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and several other charming communities. You will find fantastic fun in every corner of the county. From the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge in the north to Wolf Haven International and Mima Mounds in the south. Check out the nightlife, urban culture and many outdoor activities to choose from.


Explore Thurston County attractions, see what’s happening on the local events calendar and find things to do around Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater:,, (360) 704-7544.

County & City Parks

Popular Trails

Farmers Markets

The Olympia Farmers Market





10:00 AM to3:00 PM700 North Capitol Way, Olympia
The Olympia Farmers Market Winter MarketSaturdays10:00 AM to3:00 PM700 North Capitol Way, Olympia
Tumwater Town Center Wednesdays11:00 AM to2:00 PM

Capitol Boulevard SW and Israel Road SW

Yelm Farmers MarketSundays10:00 AM to3:00 PM

17835 State Route 507, Yelm

School Districts

School DistrictContact InfoCities
Centralia School District No. 401 also, in Lewis CountyCentralia, WA (360) 330-7600


Griffin School District No. 324Olympia, WA (360) 866-2515Olympia
North Thurston School District No. 3Lacey, WA (360) 412-4400Lacey, Olympia
Olympia School District No. 111Olympia, WA (360) 596-6100Olympia, Tumwater
Rainier School District No. 307Rainier, WA (360) 446-2207Rainier, Yelm
Rochester School District No. 401 also, in Grays Harbor County - Rochester School District No. 61 and Lewis County - Rochester School District No. 41Rochester, WA (360) 273-5536Bucoda
Tenino School District No. 402Tenino, WA (360) 264-3400

Bucoda, Tenino

Tumwater School District No. 33Tumwater, WA (360) 709-7000Olympia, Tumwater
Yelm School District No. 2 also, in Pierce CountyYelm, WA (360) 458-1900Yelm

For detailed stats on School PerformanceWA State Report Card website:    

For a listing of Private Schools by county visit:

Local Utility Contacts

Cable/Phone/InternetContact #
AT&T(800) 331-0500
CenturyLink(866) 642-0444
Comcast/Xfinity(800) 266-2278
DirectTV(800) 595-9931
DISH Network(800) 823-4929
Fairpoint Communications(800) 400-5568
Verizon(800) 337-4966
Xfinity/Comcast(800) 266-2278
Electricity/Natural GasContact #
Puget Sound Energy(888) 225-5773
NewspaperContact #
Seattle Times (206) 464-2121
The Olympian(800) 905-0296
USA Today(800) 872-0001
Wall Street Journal(800) 975-8609
Waste/GarbageContact #
LeMay/Pacific Disposal/(360) 923-0111
Waste Connections, Inc
Waste ReSources - City of Olympia(360) 753-8368