Port Townsend was founded in 1851 and is located approximately 40 miles Northwest of Seattle. It has a population of approximately 9,355 and is the County Seat and only incorporated city of Jefferson County.
Port Townsend prides itself on its historic charm and stunning natural setting. In addition to its natural scenery, the City is known for many Victorian buildings remaining from its late 19th-century heyday, numerous annual cultural events, and as a maritime center for independent boat-builders and related industries and crafts. Port Townsend's Historic District is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District.