Location of Sumas, WA:
Sumas is a small town in northern Whatcom County in Washington state. Sumas is adjacent to the Canadian border (Abbotsford, British Columbia) and the north end of SR 9. It is 50 minutes from Mount Baker, 35 minutes from Bellingham, WA and only 1 minutes from Abbostsford, BC.
Population and School:
The population in the 2010 census was 1,307. Students in Sumas attend the Nooksack Valley School District with other students from Nooksack and Everson.
History of Sumas, WA:
Sumas was incorporated on June 18, 1891. It served as a trading post due to its proximity to Canada. The word Sumas comes from a native tribal word meaning "land without trees." The huge valley near Sumas is called Sumas Prairie. A neat fact is that in 1897, gold was discovered in the mountains nearby and then, of course, the population exploded to over 2,000 residents. Now the town has quite a few dairy farms that play an important role in the area's economy.
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