Renton is a city in King County, Washington, United States.The population was 90,927 at the 2010 census.
Among the first European settlers in Renton were Henry Tobin and his wife Diana Tobin. The town of Renton was founded as the 'Renton Cooperative Coal Organization' on Feb 16, 1895 by Erasmus M. Smithers. Smithers discovered coal there and brought in Charles D. Shattuck as coal mine operator. Renton was incorporated as a city in 1901 (September 6) when coal mining and timber processing were the most important economic industries in the area.