The Strait of San Juan de Fuca at sunset
San Juan County consists of an
archipelago of 172 islands in the maritime waters of northwestern Washington.
It was named by Spanish explorers who entered the Strait of Juan de Fuca in 1790.
San Juan County was officially established as a separate county by act of the Washington Territorial Legislature on October 31, 1873.
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