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Renton, Washington, USA - The Earlington Golf and Country Club near Renton.

The city of Renton, located 15 miles southeast of Seattle along the southern shores of Lake Washington, has been a manufacturing center for the Pacific Northwest for more than a century.

In 1875 Erasmus Smithers filed the first plat for the Town of Renton.

The town was named for Captain William Renton, who had formed the Renton Coal Company a few years earlier. Captain Renton, a lumberman better known for his successes with the famous Port Blakely Mill on Puget Sound, had purchased the mine from Smithers and had the financial backing to expand it even further.

The town was incorporated on September 6, 1901.

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