The first American settler at what is now Bucoda was Aaron Webster (1828–1911) who arrived in 1854 In .the 1860s Webster sold his claim and sawmill to Oliver Shead who officially named the settlement "Seatco", a native word meaning evil spirit or devil. The Northern Pacific Railroad located a station at Seatco in 1872. Later the town was renamed Bucoda using the first two letters of three principal investors in local industries- Buckley, Coulter, and David. In the 1880s investors began operations to mine coal in the area, but the coal was of poor quality and operations were sporadic. From 1874 to 1888 Bucoda was the site of Washington's first territorial prison. It garnered a reputation as a harsh institution as the inmates were used for dangerous and brutal manual labor in local industry. It was discontinued when the state opened the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington. Bucoda was officially incorporated on June 7, 1910. The town had a water tower that was scrapped in the early 1980s. The Mutual Lumber Mill was so productive the town was once billed as the "Town with the Million Dollar Payroll." The Mill burned down and was rebuilt only to have demand wane and once again it was consumed by flames. [source: Wikipedia]
Average Price in Bucoda: $139,950 / County Average: $504,566
Average Taxes in Bucoda: $886 / County Average: $3,879
Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Bucoda: $133 / County Average: $214
Average Walkscore in Bucoda: 17 / County Average: 19
Average Year Built in Bucoda: 1935 / County Average: 1991
Average Days on Website in Bucoda: 28 / County Average: 72
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2.5 acre parcel in an area of very nice newer frame homes...
just 15 minutes from restaurants and antiquing in historic, downtown centralia. this home is nestled in the heart of Bucoda, near several public parks. bring your tool belt to make this your dream home!...
Approximately 80 acre tree farm just outside of Bucoda...
28 acres that is currently divided into 3 separate tax parcels that has current zoning of commercial or residential use in the city of Bucoda wa a small rural community between centralia & tenino wa. ...
Beautiful, completely updated, move in ready home. this home has it all with nothing left untouched...
Ing approximately 84 acres, located just south of Bucoda and less than five miles north of centralia. much of the pr...
Roundings on this fantastic 5 acre lot located in Bucoda. timber was removed in 2014, s...
Style home nestled in the charming little town of Bucoda. 3 bedroo...
Refurbished craftsman home with garage/shop area. new electrical including wire and panel, new plumbing to include all pipes, fixtures and lines, new siding, roof, sheetrock, & texture, insulation, and custom paint...
Ing approximately 57 acres, located just south of Bucoda and less than five miles north of centralia. much of the prop...
This is a large lot with a ton of potential! residential zoning and buildable...
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