Kennewick Essential Info


Kennewick, is a city located in Benton county along the Columbia River Plateau region of Washington State. Along with the cities of Pasco and Richland, Kennewick is known for being the largest and most populous city within the area known as the "Tri-Cities" of Washington. The "Tri-Cities" area is the fourth most populous metropolitan area within Washington State; behind Seattle, Spokane and Tacoma.

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Fun Facts

  1. One of the most complete skeletons of a prehistoric man is the Kennewick Man, who was discovered during the Water Follies along the shores of the Columbia River in the city of Kennewick back in 1996.
  2. Josh Spaeth, a Kennewick native, holds the world record for heaviest squat, the guy was bearing 755 lbs when he beat the record.
  3. In 1915, Kennewick was connected to the Pacific Ocean with the opening of the Dalles-Celilo Canal.
  4. A 9/11 World Trade Center Memorial Monument is in its Southridge area. Kennewick is one of a few cities to have acquired an external vertical support column artifact salvaged from the World Trade Center.
  5. Janet Krupin, an American actress, singer, writer, and producer, best known as a Broadway performer and the original host of the popular web-series "The Click Clique", was born in Kennewick.

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