The New International Encyclopædia/Washington (Iowa)
WASHINGTON. The county-seat of Washington County, Ia., 66 miles southwest of Davenport, on the Chicago. Rock Island and Pacific, the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy, and the Chicago, Milwaukee and Saint Paul railroads (Map: Iowa, F 3). It is in a fertile farming section, which also has important horse-breeding and stock-raising interests, and manufactures flour, carriages, mittens, and gloves. There is a public library with more than 5200 volumes. The water-works and electric light plant are owned by the municipality. Population, in 1890, 3235; in 1900, 4255.