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Beacon Hill, Seattle, Washington
Beacon Hill is a hill and neighborhood in southeast Seattle, Washington. Home to the world headquarters of Amazon.com and the VA Puget Sound Health Care System's Seattle Division, it offers views of downtown, the Industrial District, Elliott Bay, First Hill, Rainier Valley, and, when the weather is good, Mount Rainier. It is bounded on the west by Interstate 5 and on the north by Interstate 90.
The hill was originally named Holgate and Hanford Hill after two early settlers, John Holgate and Edward Hanford. A later arrival, M. Harwood Young, named the hill after the Beacon Hill in his hometown, Boston, Massachusetts.
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