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Dayton is a city in and the county seat of Columbia County, Washington, United States. The population was 2,526 at the 2010 census.HistoryDayton was founded in the 1860s. A town site plat was filed by Jesse N. and Elizabeth Day on November 23, 1871. Dayton was officially incorporated on November 10, 1881 and was named for Jesse Day. Dayton has the oldest train depot (1881) in Washington State and the oldest continuously used courthouse (1887). The historical community of Baileysburg was once located about one mile southeast of Dayton, at the junction of North Touchet and South Touchet Roads.In the 1980s and 1990s, the town underwent a $3 million restoration program, repairing the historic depot and historic courthouse, adding pedestrian amenities to Main Street, and creating a National Historic District.Geography and climateDayton is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.43sqmi, all of it land. The Touchet River runs through Dayton.Dayton is somewhat milder than most of eastern Washington in the winter and has a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and chilly, though not severe winters with only very moderate snowfall. Precipitation is moderate for most of the year except for a dry period between July and September when major wildfires are very common in the region with the hot days and very low humidity.
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