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The Washington Territorial Legislature created Chehalis County on April 26, 1854. Chehalis is an Indian word meaning “Shifting Sand.” The county was renamed on March 15, 1915 to Grays Harbor County in honor of Captain Robert Gray.
There are 917 names listed on this census.
For more information about this census, email the Historical Records Project at firstname.lastname@example.org
Database: 1880 Grays Harbor County Census. ONLINE. 2005. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed by Carol Dunn, Kalama, Washington and proofread by Carolyn Jauhola-Garrett, Olympia.
Available Online: http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov
Source: 1881 Grays Harbor County Census. Olympia: Washington State Archives Southwest Regional Branch.