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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 2,995 names listed on the census.
For information about this census, email the Washington State Library at firstname.lastname@example.org
Database: 1878 Thurston County Census. ONLINE. 2006. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed by Margaret Strueby, Cathlamet, Washington; Colleen Atmore, Battleground, Washington; Silver Sebastion, Everett, Washington. Proofreading by Sandra King, Coulee Dam, Washington; 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~2/o52401955?For
Original census material held by State Archives Southwest Regional.