Bellingham is a city located just south of the Canada-United States border, on the northeastern shores of the Puget Sound in the Salish Sea; it is the largest city in Whatcom County.
Bellingham was named by Joseph Whidbey while surveying for Captain Vancouver in 1792, after Sir William Bellingham. As with today, a number of indigenous groups, including the Lummi, Nooksack, and Coast Salish, called the land around Bellingham home prior to European settlement.1
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