Pasco, Washington, is at the southwestern edge of Franklin County, and serves as the county seat. Pasco’s history is largely agricultural, and there are still large acre-plus tracts of land around. Pasco was also once a large railroad hub, and in fact, the city was named by a Northern Pacific engineer named Virgil Borgue, who helped build a railroad near Cerro de Pasco, in Peru.
The eastern side of Pasco is where the Franklin County Courthouse sits, and most city services have their headquarters nearby. Homes were built close to the city center and mostly spread south and west, to and along the Columbia River. Our community college, Columbia Basin College, is in Pasco, as is our local airport. Delta, United, Alaska and Allegiant Air serve the Pasco-Tri-Cities Airport (PSC if you’re making flight reservations!).