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: $0 / County Average: $561,281
Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Bucoda: $0 / County Average: $233
Average Walkscore in Bucoda: 6 / County Average: 17
Average Year Built in Bucoda: 1962 / County Average: 1996
Average Days on Website in Bucoda: 18451 / County Average: 83
Bucoda WA Real Estate Market Health
Listings in Bucoda
New on the market!!! cute & clean 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1072 sf home...
Updated home with all new floors, trim, doors, and paint...
The place to start is here. this 1568 sqft home lives big...
potential to boundary line adjust the lots to maximize views! great location, just south of Bucoda and less than five miles north of centralia. gated access - must call in advance to view....
corner lot with lots of open space and zoning make this a very versatile property in the heart of Bucoda. remodeled int. convert...
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. ...
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