Littlerock is an unincorporated community in Thurston County, Washington, United States. Littlerock is southwest of Olympia. Littlerock has a post office with ZIP code 98556.
The first white settler in the area, Thomas Elliott Rutledge, filed a claim for in 1854 and named his settlement "Black River". The community was later renamed "Little Rock" or "Littlerock" for a mounting stone on the Rutledge property; a post office called Littlerock has been in operation since 1879.
In 2020, the Washington Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission nominated a site north of Littlerock for the site of a new major airport to serve the Seattle metropolitan area alongside Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac). A similar site was proposed in the 1990s for a study that ultimately resulted in an expansion of Sea-Tac. The Littlerock site was determined to be infeasible due to community opposition and its potential air corridor passing over Olympia.
= Cedar Creek Corrections Center =
Cedar Creek Corrections Center opened in 1954 and is a minimum security prison. This facility has a capacity of 480 male offenders and houses them in two units; Cascade Unit and Olympic Unit. Inmates at Cedar Creek Corrections Center provide service crews that provide labor for government agencies and non-profit organizations. Some of the work performed by inmates includes operating a wastewater treatment plant and maintenance at Washington Corrections Center. Offenders also work maintaining trails, planting trees, and fighting forest fires for the Washington Department of Natural Resources.
Littlerock is also home to a Washington State Department Of Corrections prison facility, Cedar Creek Corrections Center. CCCC is a minimum security facility built in 1954 with a capacity of 480 minimum-security male inmates. The prison has a program which allows some inmates to work with animals. Inmates are taught how to train service dogs and are paired with a canine for several months while the animal undergoes training. This program is provided through Brigadoon Service Dogs. Offenders at Cedar Creek Corrections Center are also provided anger and stress management counseling, an intensive outpatient substance abuse program, moral recognition therapy, and cognitive behavioral treatment. Inmates can work institutional jobs providing support services to the prison in custodial maintenance, laundry, and food preparation. Technical training is available in siding, roofing, drywall installation, and building maintenance.
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