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The Oregon Territorial Legislature created Pierce County on December 22, 1852. It is named in honor of President Franklin Pierce.
There are 11,815 names listed on this census.
Database: Census Roll. 1887 Pierce County Census. ONLINE. 2006. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed by Marilyn J. Adams, Clyde Hill, Washington; Colleen Atmore, Battle Ground, Washington; Denise Butler and Carl Seaburg, Dorothee Laval, Quebec Canada; Eunice Hallett, Benton City, Washington; Judy McMillan, Portland, Oregon and Janell Reeve, Redmond, Washington.
Proofreading by Barbara Colwell, Yelm, Washington; Jan Crews, Ellensburg, Washington and Ann Stroupe, Federal Way, Washington. vailable Online: http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov
Source: WSL NW Microfilm. NW MICRO 929.3797.
Original census material held by Washington State Library.