Mukilteo – The Beautiful Hidden Gem
This stunning waterfront community is nestled on Puget Sound in southern Snohomish County, just 25 miles north of Seattle. Mukilteo is framed by views of the Olympic Mountains to the west while the Northern Cascade Mountains lie to the north and east.
Mukilteo is derived from the Native American name that became known as “a good camping ground.” For 600 years, this site was a year-round village inhabited by the Snohomish people. Carbon dating links some of the earliest artifacts found here as far back as 1,000 years. Rich in native American history, it is the site where the Point Elliott Treaty was signed. In 1855 by Governor Isaac Stevens and 22 Native American tribes met to settle disputes over land.
This is the first settlement in the county established by non-natives on the northern point of Mukilteo in 1858. Early pioneers developed a trading post, lumber mill, cannery and a port of entry for the trading ships.