Tukwila is a suburban city in King County, Washington. The northern edge of Tukwila borders the city of Seattle. The City of Tukwila is a community of communities: residents of many diverse origins make Tukwila their home, a large commercial center draws workers and consumers to the city daily, and industry thrives with the confluence of rivers, freeways, railroads, and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
The earliest people in Tukwila were the Duwamish Tribe who made their homes along the Black and Duwamish Rivers. They named Tukwila for the lush forests of hazelnut trees which grew around them. The Duwamish lived in cedar longhouses, hunted and fished, picked wild berries, and used the rivers for trade with neighboring people.