Black Diamond

Black Diamond is a small city of about 4,000 people in King County, Washington. The city, which was incorporated in 1959, encompasses an area of 5.9 square miles.  The town has a small-town atmosphere with an abundance of forested areas and bases its development on Rural by Design principles.

The town's history is steeped in the coal industry  and was named after the coal mine owned by the Black Diamond Coal Company of California.

Black Diamond is south of Maple Valley, north of Enumclaw, east of Auburn and  is west of the Snoqualmie National Forest.HighwaysState Route 169 is the main access highway to Black Diamond.  Black Diamond is approximately 28 miles south-west from Bellevue using Interstate 405 to SR 169, the SE Renton/Maple Valley Road.  The city is approximately 33 miles from downtown Seattle via Interstate 405 to SR 169.AttractionsLinks