Centralia was founded by George and Mary Jane Washington. On January 8, 1875, George Washington (1817-1905) and his wife Mary Jane file the plat that establishes the town of Centerville, soon to be renamed Centralia, in Lewis County in Southwest Washington. George Washington, a pioneer from Virginia, is the son of an African American slave and a woman of English descent. For the next 30 years, he is a leading citizen, promoter, and benefactor of the town he founds. … George Washington remained an active civic leader in the town he and his wife had founded. He was noted for his willingness to help fellow residents in many ways, including selling property for little money down, offering loans at no interest, and providing work when no other was available.(historylink.org)
Support a multicultural family event in Centralia.
Saturday August 12th, George Washington Park ,corner of Main and Pearl
Family activities 3-6 pm Music in the Park 6-8 pm