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The Washington Territorial Legislature created Douglas County on November 28, 1883. It was named in honor of Stephen A. Douglas, a famous lawyer, political leader, and orator known for his debates with Abraham Lincoln.
There are 838 people listed on this census.
Database: 1887 Douglas County Census. ONLINE. 2003. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed and Proofread by Eunice Hallett, Benton City, Washington. Final Proofreading by Jan Crews, Ellensburg, Washington. 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 census material held by Washington State Library.