Bothell incorporates as a city of the fourth class on April 14, 1909.

  • By David Wilma
  • Posted 6/12/2003
  • Essay 4191

On April 14, 1909, Bothell incorporates as a city of the fourth class. Bothel is located in King County north of Seattle near the north shore of Lake Washington.

The community of approximately 600 narrowly approved the move 79 to 70. The first mayor was George Bothell, son of founder David Bothell. Voters also chose a three-member city council. In November 1973, the city shifted to a city manager government.


Clarence B. Bagley, History of King County (Chicago: S.J. Clarke, 1929), 856-861; Fred Klein, comp., Slough of Memories: Recollections of Life in Bothell, Kenmore, North Creek, Woodinville, 1920-1990 (Seattle: Peanut Butter Press, 1992), pp. 145-146.

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