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.

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Average Price in Tenino: $1,090,837 / County Average: $539,137

Average Taxes in Tenino: $5,856 / County Average: $3,590

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Tenino: $351 / County Average: $229

Average Walkscore in Tenino: 20 / County Average: 19

Average Year Built in Tenino: 1978 / County Average: 1993

Average Days on Website in Tenino: 120 / County Average: 99

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enjoy small-town living and everything you need close by with Tenino 4 miles north & centralia 9 miles south....

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Super cute mcintosh lake cabin! awesome opportunity for a starter home, investment property or vacation getaway...

Five acres in the country with nice flat pasture that is fully fenced...

easy commute to jblm and year round recreation is close by on the yelm Tenino trail. est completion jan 2020. photos of other homes by builder....

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Picturesque lot in extremely desirable location with sweeping views of hills and cultivated valley...

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Over 250 acres situated east of Tenino and south of rainier...

enjoy the outdoors in a fully fenced backyard with covered patio. rv parking. located close to all downtown Tenino amenities, including public park & pool. minutes to tumwater....

Entals or live in one and rent the 2 others. west Tenino zoning for future master planned community. sewer & water across street. 2,500 sq....

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Car dealership since 1926. current owner since 1988...

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