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The Washington Territorial Legislature created Mason County on March 9, 1854. Originally named, Sawamish, after the local Indian tribe, the county’s name changed in 1864 to honor Charles Mason, the first Secretary of Washington Territory.
There are 560 names listed on this census.
For more information about this census, email the Southwest Regional Archives at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Database: 1879 Mason County Census. ONLINE. 2003. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed and Proofread by Peggy Beerbower, Shelton, Washington. Final Proofreading by Jan Crews, Ellensburg, Washington. Available Online : http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov
Source: 1879 Mason County Census. Olympia: State Archives Southwest Regional Branch.
Original census material held by State Archives Southwest Regional Branch.