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The Washington Territorial Legislature created Columbia County on November 11, 1875. It is named in recognition of the Columbia River, the “great river of the West.”
There are 5,905 people listed on this census.
Database: 1885 Columbia County census. ONLINE. 2007. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed by Sandra Moe; Pasco, Washington, Larry and Pat Higley; Westport, Washington, Linda Smith; Silverdale, Washington. Proofread by Joyce Ogden; Olympia, Washington and Ann Stroupe; Federal Way, 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 material held by Washington State Archives Eastern Regional Branch.