Lynden is the second largest city in Whatcom County, Washington, United States. Named and established in 1874 on the site of the Nooksack Indian village Squahalish, the city of Lynden began as a pioneer settlement headed by Holden and Phoebe Judson.
Lynden is approximately 5 miles south of the Canada–US border, about 15 miles north of Bellingham, and about 95 miles north of Seattle. The population of Lynden is 12,902 according to the United States Census Bureau. Residents of Lynden are known as "Lyndenites". Lynden's growing Dutch American community is known for it's rich dairy and berry farmlands, scenic views, manicured golf courses, quaint shops and restaurants, and is home to the Northwest Washington Fair.