Tenino, WA Real Estate

Tenino WA Real Estate Overview

Tenino was officially incorporated on July 24, 1906, though it existed as a rural community since the mid-19th century. Initially, American settlers were attracted to the open prairies created and maintained by local natives through controlled burns to cultivate camas root, a staple food source. Records indicate the initial settlers' community centered on the prairie approximately 1/2 mile south of the present town. Early residents named their first post office and school "Coal Bank", in the 1860s, a reference to a nearby coal outcropping. When the Northern Pacific Railway arrived in 1872 they adopted Tenino as the name of the new station. It also appears informally as "T-9-O," a shortened variation in use as early as 1873.

In the late 19th century a number of sandstone quarrying companies began shipping building stone, used in many regional buildings outside of Tenino, including the Old Capitol Building and the old Thurston County Courthouse in Olympia, the Mason County Courthouse in Shelton, Washington, the First Congregational Church, developed by Cameron Stone, in Tacoma, Washington, Denny Hall and the Theodore Jacobson Observatory at the University of Washington, Seattle, the Pittock Mansion and the Pioneer Courthouse in Portland, Oregon and several post office buildings, including at The Dalles, Oregon. The US Government also used stone from these quarries to construct jetties at Westport, Washington and elsewhere. The quarries declined in the early 20th century when many builders switched to concrete.

In addition to quarrying, logging, saw mills, and coal mining were also well established industries in the area. However, as the timber played out and railroads switched to diesel in the mid-20th century, these industries also declined.

Tenino wooden money, issued during the Great Depression.
Tenino briefly achieved national fame during the Great Depression. After the local bank closed, the town government temporarily issued wooden money scrip for use locally when cash was scarce. However, most of the wooden money was never redeemed as it became a collector's item.

While Tenino retains its historic downtown, now a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the town serves largely as a "bedroom community", many of its citizens commuting by car to larger cities such as Olympia and Tacoma for work.

[source: Wikipedia]

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Tenino WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Tenino: $377,074  County Average: $412,091

Average Taxes in Tenino: $2,125  County Average: $3,076

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Tenino: $198  County Average: $184

Average Walkscore in Tenino: 15  County Average: 18

Average Year Built in Tenino: 1984  County Average: 1993

Average Days on Website in Tenino: 78  County Average: 111

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Brand new 2017 manufactured home settled on 5.5 acres (all useable land) fully fenced with a two horse stable, chicken coop and shed...



Beautiful private cul-du-sac. this property features 21...



Great recreational piece on johnson creek. 2.24 acre is assessed at $38,100 and county shows well and septic on property...



This private and secluded 5+ acre parcel is located in the gated community of mcintosh ridge...



Ready to go, septic designed and approved, power, cable and phone at street, and well installed (needs pump)...



gorgeous property with 260 acres in the city of Tenino potentially zoned mdr, hdr, commercial, light industrial and industrial. requires master ...



Home sweet home! high(780' elevation) on the hill of blumauer rd...



Live in a park! beautiful setting with tall trees, garden space and room for livestock...



easy commute to jblm & year round recreation on the yelm Tenino trail. 4.5 month build time, april 2018 completion. come choose your colors-- buyers choose cabinets, flooring, counter tops, paint and more!...



Looking for privacy and seclusion to build your dream home? this 10+ acre multiple parcel listing is located in the gated community of mcintosh ridge...



Re parcel located just outside the quaint town of Tenino. many areas to build your ...



72 acre building parcel in a gated neighborhood of paved roads, covenants & restrictions with the feel of a wooded, reclusive retreat in the country. ...



5 acres on a quiet, paved street with a creek on the northern border...



Gorgeous property at mcintosh lake, enter through private gated entry to deschutes colony...



Here's a rare find. contemporary rambler on cleared 2+ acres & backing to beautiful land trust property...



easy commute to jblm & year round recreation close by with the yelm Tenino trail. come choose your lot today....



186.45 acres located in the skookumchuck valley. property includes 3 rental homes with $2900 monthly income...



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4329 A St SE, Ste E
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