Cowlitz County - Washington
Cowlitz County is one of the smallest Counties in Washington State and is located in the Southwestern region. The county covers 1,166 squire miles, has about 96,000 residents who make their homes in the following cities, Longview, Kelso, Woodland and Castle Rock and their surrounding rural communities, Toutle, Silver lake, Lexington, Ryderwood, Yale, Ariel, Cougar, Carrolls and Rose Valley.
The rich and fascinating history of Cowlitz County goes back to the early 1800s when Lewis and Clark pass thru this area in their mission of exploring the West. Early settlers and present residents a like have made tremendous effort to make sure that the explorers presence in the region never be forgotten, you can find monuments, streets, mounts, rivers, lakes, creeks, parks and trails name after them.
The County rough mountains terrain is home to the Douglas fir, hemlock and Western cedar which is logged to supply the domestic and international markets, this large supply of logs and finish lumber once put the County in the map as the "Timber Capital of the World" around the mid 1900s. Without a doubt, another one of the County's greatest assets are the six rivers that run thru it's land including the Columbia River one of the Country's biggest rivers, Cowlitz River, Coweeman River, Lewis River, Toutle River and the Kalama River, it is believe that these rivers have played a big part in luring early settlers and later big industries to the area.
The three major access to Cowlitz County are I-5, the rail way and the Columbia River making it an ideal location for any business. The unbelievable sceneries and views you can find make it pleasant and enjoyable for residents and visitors alike, come and visit this fisherman paradise. For more information visit Community Links at http://cowlitzhomeslink.com/