Redmond


Redmond
/red"meuhnd/, n.
1. John Edward, 1856-1918, Irish political leader.
2. a city in W central Washington. 23,318.

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      city, Deschutes county, central Oregon, U.S., near the Deschutes River. Lying in front of the eastern foothills of the Cascade Range on the edge of the Great Basin, Redmond was founded in 1904 by pioneers Frank and Josephine Redmond, who constructed their home near an irrigation canal right-of-way. After the arrival of the railroad in 1911, the city developed as a service and shipping centre for cattle and lumber. Redmond is the site of Roberts Field, formerly the World War II-era Redmond Army Air Base and now a commercial airport serving three counties in central Oregon. Inc. 1910. Pop. (1990) 11,990; (2000) 13,481.

      city, King county, northwestern Washington, U.S., on the Sammamish River, 16 miles (26 km) northeast of Seattle. Founded in 1871 as an agricultural, fishing, and logging centre, it was first called Salmonberg after the abundant local fish. It was renamed for Luke McRedmond, a local farmer and its first postmaster. The city grew slowly until the early 1960s, when the completion of a bridge over Lake Washington initiated urban expansion in the Sammamish Valley. In the 1970s several high-technology industries, including Microsoft (Microsoft Corporation) and Nintendo, established their headquarters in Redmond; by the turn of the 21st century, Redmond was one of the fastest-growing cities in the region. Inc. 1912. Pop. (1990) 35,800; (2000) 45,256.

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  • Redmond, UT — U.S. town in Utah Population (2000): 788 Housing Units (2000): 262 Land area (2000): 0.969747 sq. miles (2.511634 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.017199 sq. miles (0.044545 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.986946 sq. miles (2.556179 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Redmond, WA — U.S. city in Washington Population (2000): 45256 Housing Units (2000): 20248 Land area (2000): 15.886059 sq. miles (41.144701 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.672302 sq. miles (1.741254 sq. km) Total area (2000): 16.558361 sq. miles (42.885955 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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