Photo: The Ashford Mansion, ca. 1903, Ashford, Washington, USA. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. Photographed by Benjamin Cody (own work), 2007, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed October, 2012.
Pierce County administrative offices are located in the City-County Building, 930 Tacoma Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98402; phone: 800-992-2456.
Pierce County was created from Thurston County in 1852. The county has about 125 miles of salt water coastline.