Tenino, WA Real Estate

Tenino WA Real Estate Overview

Tenino was officially incorporated on July 24, 1906, though it existed as a rural community since the mid-19th century. Initially, American settlers were attracted to the open prairies created and maintained by local natives through controlled burns to cultivate camas root, a staple food source. Records indicate the initial settlers' community centered on the prairie approximately 1/2 mile south of the present town. Early residents named their first post office and school "Coal Bank", in the 1860s, a reference to a nearby coal outcropping. When the Northern Pacific Railway arrived in 1872 they adopted Tenino as the name of the new station. It also appears informally as "T-9-O," a shortened variation in use as early as 1873.

In the late 19th century a number of sandstone quarrying companies began shipping building stone, used in many regional buildings outside of Tenino, including the Old Capitol Building and the old Thurston County Courthouse in Olympia, the Mason County Courthouse in Shelton, Washington, the First Congregational Church, developed by Cameron Stone, in Tacoma, Washington, Denny Hall and the Theodore Jacobson Observatory at the University of Washington, Seattle, the Pittock Mansion and the Pioneer Courthouse in Portland, Oregon and several post office buildings, including at The Dalles, Oregon. The US Government also used stone from these quarries to construct jetties at Westport, Washington and elsewhere. The quarries declined in the early 20th century when many builders switched to concrete.

In addition to quarrying, logging, saw mills, and coal mining were also well established industries in the area. However, as the timber played out and railroads switched to diesel in the mid-20th century, these industries also declined.

Tenino wooden money, issued during the Great Depression.
Tenino briefly achieved national fame during the Great Depression. After the local bank closed, the town government temporarily issued wooden money scrip for use locally when cash was scarce. However, most of the wooden money was never redeemed as it became a collector's item.

While Tenino retains its historic downtown, now a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the town serves largely as a "bedroom community", many of its citizens commuting by car to larger cities such as Olympia and Tacoma for work.

[source: Wikipedia]

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Tenino WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Tenino: $379,070  County Average: $450,704

Average Taxes in Tenino: $2,844  County Average: $4,521

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Tenino: $187  County Average: $187

Average Walkscore in Tenino: 26  County Average: 15

Average Year Built in Tenino: 1975  County Average: 1996

Average Days on Website in Tenino: 97  County Average: 93

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Come build your dream home on these 37 acres near Tenino...



You'll enjoy this peaceful, private and impeccably maintained rambler on shy 3 level acres...



gated neighborhood of paved roads, covenants and restrictions with the feel of a wooded, reclusive retreat in the country. within minutes to the city of Tenino and 2...



Hilltop 5 acres is well wooded with 25-30 year old fir trees...



three party well is on the subject property. 15 minute drive to Tenino, tumwater, or i-5....



Great 40 acre lot. lots of trees and ready to develop or build a secluded estate...



Super cute, move-in ready ranch home in heart of Tenino, close distance to schools, parks, shopping and town conveniences...



3 bedroom 2 bath manufactured home. # bedroom septic and great well that produces 30+ gallons a minute...



Seclusion, privacy and stunning olympic and mt. rainier views on this almost 500 acre property can be found just minutes from i-5 access and downtown olympia...



No gophers on this beautiful 20 +\- acre parcel bordered on two sides by capital land trust property...



Come home to this traditional 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath, 2-story home with so much warmth, character & charm...



Unbelievable views from one of the nicest acreage lots in mcintosh ridge...



Beautiful private cul-du-sac. this lot fatures 4.82 acres of level pasture land with an added bonus of a 24x36 metal shop...



Picturesque park like 2.33 acres with 345' on the skookumchuck river that offers salmon, steelhead & trout fishing...



Ready to go, septic designed and approved, power, cable and phone at street, and well installed ...



Welcome to your own private oasis. perfect rambler on a gated acre on a cul-de-sac...



, 2500ac upscale subdivision w/walking/horse back trails, recreation easements & beauty everywhere, stable geology, county gopher map shows no gophers, wind protection, southern exposure, well draining soils (no wetlands),garden space. easy commute to tumwater/oly/jblm. Tenino/rainier schools...



Best price in mcintosh ridge. rural regality can be yours living in desirable mcintosh ridge...



Price correction!!! great income potential with duplex and rv park...



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