Snohomish County (pop. 713,335), north of King County, is Washington’s third-most-populous county.
The highest point in Snohomish County is Glacier Peak (elev. 10,541), located in the Glacier Peak Wilderness.
The county seat of Snohomish County is the city of Everett (pop. 103,019), seventh-largest city in Washington.
Everett is the western terminus of the 2,571-mile U.S. Route 2. It goes east to St. Ignace, Michigan, where it runs into the Great Lakes; it starts again in Rouses Point, N.Y., and ends in Houlton, Maine.
Glenn Beck, Kenny Loggins, and Sen. Henry Jackson were all born in Everett. Actor Patrick Duffy was in the Drama Club and Pep Club at Cascade High School in Everett.
The Everett Theater (1924) has a variety of concerts, movies, and special events.
The Boeing Company is the largest employer in Everett. The Boeing Everett Factory is considered the largest building in the world by volume.
South of Everett, in Paine Field Community Park, is a 14-foot-high, flying-saucer sculpture called “Landing Zone.”
The community of Maltby, southeast of Everett, has an espresso drive-through in the shape of a tall latte cup.
Farther east, in the community of Sultan, is tiny Wayside Chapel along Highway 2.
The city of Edmonds (pop. 39,709) is the birthplace (1955) and home of travel writer and TV host Rick Steves.
North of Everett, the community of Arlington is the home of the Outback Kangaroo Farm, which has a variety of animals including alpacas, flying squirrels, peacocks, and wallaroos.
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