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Holmes Corner a corner among corners | History Files


Last updated 1/2/2019 at Noon

Holmes Corner in Edmonds at 212th Street SW and 76th Avenue West isn’t the only corner around.

There’s Thrasher’s Corner, Turner’s Corner, Murphy’s Corner, Wintermute’s Corner and Keeler’s Corner, among others.

Much of south Snohomish County was once identified by the corner it was near. Most of those names have fallen into disuse, but many residents can identify one or two locations.

And it was natural that corners were identifying markers, because most of the towns and neighborhoods we know now didn’t exist then. Roads, the few that existed, often followed property line...

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