Located in the northwest corner of Washington State near the
Nooksack River, Ferndale was officially incorporated on March 19,
1907. Once called Jam because of its location next to a logjam on
the river, the City was renamed Ferndale by the school teacher who
admired ferns that once grew around the original school house.
Today, Ferndale is a vibrant community of 11,415 people (official
Census 2010 population), located on the Interstate 5 corridor,
approximately 6 miles north of Bellingham and 13 miles south of the
Canadian Border. There are many nearby attractions including Mount
Baker, the San Juan Islands, numerous lakes, and the Nooksack River.
Ferndale also enjoys a close proximity to Vancouver, British
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