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The Washington Territorial Legislature created Whitman County on November 29, 1881. It is named in honor of Marcus Whitman, founder of the Methodist mission at Waiilatpu.
There are 17,634 people listed on this census.
For more information about this census, e-mail the email the Washington State Library at firstname.lastname@example.org
1889 Whitman County Census. ONLINE. 2007. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed, Proofread and Images Linked by Barbara Brazington, Nine Mile Falls, WA.
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/
Original census material held by Washington State Library.