Clark County is a county in southwestern Washington. With more than 450,000 inhabitants, it is the fifth most populous county in the state. Named after American explorer William Clark, the county was created on August 20, 1845. Its county seat and the largest city is Vancouver. The Columbia River defines the east and south lines of the county.
Vancouver, the fourth largest city in Washington, is the seat of Clark County. The city is home to the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Interstate 5 and State Route 14 are major highways in the county. Battle Ground Lake State Park offers a swimming area, campgrounds, cabin rentals, and multi-purpose trails. Clark County Historical Museum, Pearson Air Museum, Lewisville Park, and Lacamas Lake are other popular destinations in the county.
Facts about Clark county in Washington
|County Name||Clark county|
|Founded||20 August 1845|
|Area||656 sq mi (1,699 sq km)|
|Land Area||629 sq mi (1,629 sq km)|
|Water Area||27 sq mi (70 sq km), 4.1%|
|Cities||Vancouver, Battle Ground, Washougal, Yacolt, Camas, Ridgefield, La Center, Hazel Dell|