Martin Luther King Day

In 1986, King County, where I reside, was renamed after Martin Luther King Jr.  100px-KingCounty Originally our county was named after William Rufus Devane King, a slaveowner and  once Vice President under Franklin Pierce, back in 1852.   The renaming of King County was official in 2005 and the new county logo, featuring Martin Luther King Jr replacing a "crown" followed in 2006.

Personally, I'm pleased to have our county to be named after Martin Luther King Jr. 

In observance of Martin Luther King Day, Mortgage Master will be closed.  We will reopen for business as usuals on Tuesday, January 20, 2009.


  1. I did not know this! Well, go figure .. glad someone brought it into my awareness! Thanks, Rhonda.

  2. Hi Rhonda,

    As someone who moved to King County in 1986, I had no idea of the name “change.” I always thought the county had been renamed to King County in honor of Dr. King. Thanks for the historical explanation.

  3. Thanks, Di and Debra. I should have included a photo of the old “crown” logo.

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