Located in the western part of the state of Washington and King County, Renton lies on the flats of the Cedar River that is situated in the mouth of Lake Washington, which is approximately20 miles going southeast of Seattle. The Duwamish Indian Village was settled in the area in the 1850s and was then named after William Renton who is an industrial pioneer of the city. There are coal deposits nearby that have been exploited since the 1870s, which then played an important role in Renton’s economic development. The city maintains its steel, clay, and lumber industries and is also the site of a huge Boring aircraft plant along with a railroad-car foundry. Renton is being served by Ocean transportation through the Puget Sound, Lake Washington, and Ballard Locks. The area also supports the trucks and poultry farms.
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