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The Oregon Territorial Legislature created Lewis County on December 19, 1845. It is named in honor of Meriwether Lewis.
There are 967 names listed on the census.
Database: 1871 Lewis County Census. ONLINE. 2004. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed and Proofread by Dick Allen, Olympia, Washington. Final Proofreading by Karen Johnson, Chehalis, 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.