Officially referred to as the State of Washington, Washington state lies in the Pacific Northwest part of the United States. The state was named for George Washington, the first United States president. Pacific Ocean borders the state to the west, Idaho to the east, the Canadian province of British Columbia to the north, and Oregon to the south. The state became a constituent state on November 11, 1889, as the 42nd state.
Additionally, the state’s nickname “The Evergreen State” by a pioneer Seattle historian and realtor, C.T Conover, represented the abundant, numerous, and extensive evergreen forests. The state’s capital is in Olympia City, and its biggest city per area is Seattle City. Moreover, the state is famous for its numerous national parks, countless fresh apples, Mt. St. Helens, the Space Needle, Mt. Rainer, etc. Such beautiful destinations attract many tourists and recreationists all over the world.
The founding fathers in Washington wanted a service that would bring and bind together all the state people, mostly those in scattered populous locations in the state and country. Overtime, post offices, and post roads were established to provide first-class delivery of Washington residential mail.
Postage stamps in Washington commemorate many details in Washington, such as its flag, seals, the first president George Washington, its famous national parks, the state’s birds, the state’s fruit, the apple, the state’s nickname, etc. Furthermore, George Washington has been a constant subject of the United States stamps, especially in Washington. The 2016 reprise of classic and unique stamp issues where George Washington shared with Benjamin Franklin and Abraham Lincoln, is a famous and favored postage stamp.
Notably, Washington post offices have significantly advanced over the years, adopting innovative technology in their postal services. The Evergreen State is proud to have over one hundred post offices in the state, that reach every city, town, and village in Washington, that provides employment opportunities and postal services to Washington residents.