Chehalis, Washington is a small city located almost exactly halfway between Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon. The historic downtown and most of the city's amenities are nestled at the base of a small range of forested hills. From numerous vantage points in the hills just west of town, one can see Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, and Mount St. Helen—weather permitting.
- Chehalis is located in Lewis County, Washington, United States.
- The population was 7,498 at the 2016 census.
- It is the county seat of Lewis County.
To learn more about the area, visit our community links.
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