About Roy

The City of Roy is located in South Pierce County on the densely forested plains of the Nisqually Basin. We are surrounded by open prairies and farmland as well as Joint Base Lewis-McChord military reservation.

The town was originally founded in 1884 by James McNaught and Dr. C. A. Warren and was incorporated as a City in 1908. We are governed by a mayor as well as a city council made up of five residents of the City, who are elected every four years. Our population is currently under 800 people who reside within city limits; however, the outlying community in unincorporated Pierce County with the Roy mailing address is much larger.

Our climate is like that of most of western Washington, with mild winters and warm, short summers. With the abundance of rainfall, it is not surprising that we are surrounded by many lakes and streams, or that fishing is a favorite pastime of the local residents. Salmon, trout, bass and catfish are plentiful in the nearby waters. Other popular recreations include baseball, horseback riding, hiking and swimming. The City also has a small independent library that encourages everyone to read and is the site of annual community events.


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