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The Oregon Territorial Legislature created Thurston County on January 12, 1852. It is named in honor of Samuel R. Thurston who was Oregon Territory’s first Delegate to Congress, famous for his speech to Congress supporting the admission of California to the Union in 1849. The State Capital, Olympia, is located in Thurston County.
There are 2,583 names listed on the census.
For more information about this census, email the Washington State Library at firstname.lastname@example.org
Database: 1883 Thurston County Census. ONLINE, 2006. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed by Carl Seaburg and Denise Butler, Laval, Canada and David Nash, Olympia, WA. Proofread by Roger Easton, Olympia, WA. and Joyce Ogden, Olympia, WA. Available: 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