Mason County

Mason County is a fairly rural area in western Washington with a population of approximately 60,000 people. The county seat is Shelton. The District Court is also located in Shelton. The economy in this area is predominantly based on farming, logging and oyster cultivation. However, it is also fondly known as the “Christmas Tree Capital.” This rural area also includes portions of the Olympic National Forest. The larger towns in this country are Allyn-Grapeview, Belfair, Hoodsport, Kimilche, Skokomish, and Union. Smaller areas or neighborhoods are Eldon, Harstine Island, Tahuye, Potlatch, Lilliwaup, and Lake Cushman. There were approximately 860 collisions in 2015 according to the Washington State Annual Collision Survey. Additionally, according to Shelton Police Department and the Mason County Sheriff’s office, there were approximately 65 DUIs in the same year.