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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 4,073 names listed on the census.
Database: 1885 Thurston County Census. ONLINE. 2004. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed by Barbara Colwell, Yelm, Washington; Norman Dodge, Seattle, Washington; and Jacques E. Rodriguez, Lacey, 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/
Original census held by Washington State Archives Southwest Branch.