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Eatonville Town

Eatonville Town Hall is located at 201 Center Street West, Eatonville, Washington, 98328; phone: 360-832-3361.

Eatonville is a rural town located in southern Pierce County, on State Route 161 and U.S. Highway 7. It is well known regionally as a key gateway community on the way to Mount Rainier National Park. Eatonville is also close to other outdoor-oriented attractions such as the Northwest Trek, Pioneer Farm Museum, and Pack Forest.

Lands surrounding Eatonville are heavily wooded and are federally, state, and privately held. Forestry has traditionally provided the main economic base for Eatonville. However, with significant declines in timber activity, Eatonville is in transition to more of a bedroom community for Puget Sound communities and a gateway community for surrounding recreational opportunities.

While Eatonville historically has been the hub of commercial development in rural southern Pierce County, encroaching commercial development from Puyallup has impacted Eatonville businesses. The combination of little or no economic development and an expanding population have added pressures to increase local services and amenities.

  1. Makers Architecture and Urban Design, Eatonville Community Action Plan and Vision Statement, 2000, www.eatonville-wa.gov, accessed January, 2017.
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