Sedro-Woolley is a small western Washington town located in Skagit County. In the 2010 census, Sedro-Woolley’s population was just over 10,000 people. It is a part of the Mount Vernon-Anacortes Metropolitan Statistical Area and experiences rainfall throughout the year, mild temperatures, and pleasant summers.


Sedro-Woolley was settled by four British bachelors looking to make it big in logging. They chose the area in 1878 after nearby Mount Vernon cleared an ancient logjam that had prevented large freight ships from traveling to and from Canada and Seattle.

The original name of the town was Sedro, altered slightly from the Spanish word for cedar, “cedro.” It was named by a California transplant named Cook who wanted to name it “bug” for all of the mosquitos. He ultimately decided against it after his wife and several other wives in the budding town protested. The official name became Sedro-Woolley when it merged with the neighboring logging town Woolley.

Sedro-Woolley Today

Sedro-Woolley anticipates residential growth in the near future and has invested nearly $40 million in infrastructure to support an influx of residents. The town is known for its exemplary school system and celebrated 100 years as an incorporated nonprofit in 2014.

Each year, the town hosts “Loggerodeo,” a celebration event in July that has been hosted since the 1930s. Tourists from all over Washington state flock to the festival for invitation-only chainsaw carving, carnival games, an old-time logging show, and two parades.

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