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The Oregon Territorial Legislature created King County on December 22, 1852. It is named after William Rufus De Vane King, acting vice-president under President Millard Fillmore, who had succeeded to the presidency upon the death of President Zachary Taylor.
There are 16,224 names listed on this census.
For information about this census, email the Washington State Library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Database: 1885 King County Census. ONLINE. 2007. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed by David Ansley, Bainbridge Island, WA, Sally Swank, Shoreline, WA, Sandra King, Coulee Dam, WA, Eunice Hallett, Benton City, WA, Fran Daniels and Eunice Duncan, Bothell, WA, Margaret Strueby, Cathlamet, WA, Gene Burt, Seattle, WA. Proofreading by Jan Crews, Ellensburg, WA, Ann Stroupe, Federal Way, WA, Joyce Odgen, Olympia, WA. Images linked by Joshua Mathews, Olympia, WA. Available Online: http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov
Source: Washington Territorial county census microfilm [microform]. Olympia: Washington State Library,  35 microfilm reels; 35 mm. http://cals.evergreen.edu/search~2/o52401955?For
Original material held by the Washington State Library.