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.

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Tenino WA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Tenino: $496,395 / County Average: $451,976

Average Taxes in Tenino: $14,201 / County Average: $5,166

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Tenino: $213 / County Average: $189

Average Walkscore in Tenino: 22 / County Average: 15

Average Year Built in Tenino: 1985 / County Average: 1993

Average Days on Website in Tenino: 80 / County Average: 72

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Maytown Offut Lake Tenino

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Thurston South

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



Ws. less than 10 minutes to i-5 and 10 minutes to Tenino, this lot offers both the advantages of country living as well as close proximity to amenities. property comes equipped with 3 large fenced and gated pens, each with their own lean-to. gopher stud...



Covered horse arena, 32+ stalls, horse turnouts, 6 bay machine shop, workshop, all this leading to magnificent log home on top a hillside overlooking south thurston county, close to shopping, large property owner adjacent adds to seclusion...



Amazingly beautiful 10 acre lot in a secluded setting...



E find in Tenino! two commercial lots, located on Tenino's main street sussex ave. a...



Comfy cozy in the country. custom built home on 5 acres...



gated neighborhood of paved roads, covenants and restrictions with the feel of a wooded, reclusive retreat in the country. within minutes to the city of Tenino a...



S size and use. located within the city limits of Tenino make this an excellent investment in the future or development now. it is prime for commercial, light industrial or office and retail developmen...



Misty ridge farm is a regal equestrian estate poised on 16...



75 acre where you can also enjoy watching fireworks from the Tenino speedway. close to grand mound and i-5. motivated seller will consider offers!...



Beautiful secluded lot to build dream home! over 2...



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



Looking for privacy then this is a must see! located at the end of a private road this 1877 sqft home on 7...



all appliances included! this home borders the yelm-Tenino trail & the community has it's own access point to the trail. no hoa dues....



Unbelievable views from one of the nicest acreage lots in mcintosh ridge...



New lower price & motivated seller!! bring us your offer...



Lovely, light and bright 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 1618 sf home...



Looking for privacy and seclusion to build your dream home? this 28+ acre multi parcel listing is located in the gated community of mcintosh ridge...



, 2500ac upscale subdivision w/walking/horse back trails, recreation easements & beauty everywhere, stable geology, county gopher map shows no gophers, wind protection, southern exposure, well draining soils (no wetlands),garden space. easy commute to tumwater/oly/jblm. Tenino/rainier schools...



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