How Seattle neighborhoods got their names

How Seattle neighborhoods got their names

Driving around Magnolia, you're sure to see a bunch of pretty Magnolia trees, but they're just a cover up for a huge mistake made by an explorer.

Writer Spiker Friedman spent his time researching the back stories of Seattle's neighborhood names  for an article he wrote for Mental Floss.

Names like Central District and South Lake Union make sense, but do you know the history behind the rest?

Watch the full video to find out how the names came to be. 



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