Snohomish County () is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. With a population of 827,957 as of the 2020 census, it is the third-most populous county in Washington, after nearby King and Pierce counties, and the 75th-most populous in the United States. The county seat and largest city is Everett. The county forms part of the Seattle metropolitan area, which also includes King and Pierce counties to the south.
The county's western portion, facing Puget Sound and other inland waters of the Salish Sea, is home to the majority of its population and major cities. The eastern portion is rugged and includes portions of the Cascade Range, with few settlements along major rivers and most of it designated as part of Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Snohomish County is bound to the north by Skagit County, to the east by Chelan County, to the south by King County, and to the west by Kitsap and Island counties.
Snohomish County was created out of Island County on January 14, 1861, and is named for the indigenous Snohomish people. It includes the Tulalip Indian Reservation, which was established by the 1855 Point Elliott Treaty, which relocated several indigenous Coast Salish groups to the reservation. The county seat was originally at the city of Snohomish until an 1897 election moved it to Everett. Since the mid-20th century, areas of Snohomish County have developed into an aerospace manufacturing center, largely due to the presence of Boeing in Everett, as well as bedroom communities for workers in Seattle.
Snohomish County now has 18 incorporated cities and 2 towns with their own local governments, in addition to developed unincorporated areas. It is connected to nearby areas by roads (including Interstate 5), railways, and transit systems. The county government is led by a five-member county council and chief executive elected by voters to four-year terms.

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    Everett, WA - Homeowner shoots, kills man parked outside in private driveway after altercation

    A Snohomish County homeowner allegedly shot and killed a man who was sitting inside a car with a female passenger in the homeowner's private driveway on Monday. The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) said deputies responded to reports of a shooting on the 13500 block of Highway 99 around...
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    After a big quake, a likely jigsaw puzzle of "islands"

    I thought this was an interesting read. There is a map that is specific to the North end of greater Seattle.
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    Everett, WA - woman killed in home invasion

    A Snohomish County woman was killed in an overnight home invasion. At around 3 a.m. on Friday, three Black men entered a home on 96th Street Southeast just off 19th Avenue Southeast in unincorporated Everett. Deputies say a family of three — a woman, her husband and their child — were in the...
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    Everett, WA - Suspect shoots and kills Officer, drives over the body, apprehended in subsequent chase

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    WA State - Hepatitis A outbreak declared in multiple Counties

    Hepatitis A outbreak declared in multiple counties State officials said the outbreak includes 13 confirmed cases: nine in Spokane County, two in King County, one in Snohomish County and one in Pend Oreille County. “People who are living homeless or who use drugs are at higher risk...
  6. xdmfan

    New member from Snohomish County

    Hey all, wanted to post a quick thread and say hi. I've been a member of many forums over the years and was active on a gun forum "based" out of the Seattle area a while ago but haven't been on in probably 6 or 7 years. I bought and sold a few guns and met some real nice people, but some panic...
  7. H

    North Snohomish County

    Good Evening, Been looking through the forum for awhile. Learning what I can. Wear my 26 everyday everywhere. Just bought a Shotgun and blast slugs on the weekend. Need to get out in the woods
  8. ATCclears

    Snohomish County (North end of greater Seattle) now recommends 14 days of supplies

    There was a preparedness flyer in the Sunday paper. Snohomish County has increased their recommendation from seven(?) days of supplies to 14 days of supplies.
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    Anyone know of any shooting area near Snohomish County?

    Hi all I'm new to By brother and I have been asking around about any shooting areas in or near Snohomish county WA. No one seems to know of any or just don't want to say anything. We went shooting down near Bonney lake a couple of weeks ago good spot but way to far. Does Anybody...
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