Kapowsin, Washington

Kapowsin is a census-designated place located approximately 25 miles southeast of Tacoma in Pierce County, Washington, United States. The 2020 Census placed the population at 249. Kapowsin, originally Kapousen Precint, was named for its shallow lake. The ancient glacial drainage channel provides a nearly level connection between the Puyallup an…
Kapowsin is a census-designated place located approximately 25 miles southeast of Tacoma in Pierce County, Washington, United States. The 2020 Census placed the population at 249. Kapowsin, originally Kapousen Precint, was named for its shallow lake. The ancient glacial drainage channel provides a nearly level connection between the Puyallup and Nisqually Rivers, and formed a natural travel route at the base of the Cascade foothills. Chief Kapowsin was a fictional leader with an iron fist who lived on the lake's shores, a folklore told by the Nisqually tribe that lived in the nearby village of bacálabc prior to the area being settled in 1888.
  • Country: United States
  • State: Washington
  • County: Pierce
  • Time zone: UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
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