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The Washington Territorial Legislature created Mason County on March 9, 1854. Originally named, Sawamish, after the local Indian tribe, the county’s name changed in 1864 to honor Charles Mason, the first Secretary of Washington Territory.
There are 656 names listed on this census.
For more information about this census, e-mail the Historical Records Project at firstname.lastname@example.org
Database: 1883 Mason County Census. ONLINE. 2007. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed by Shirley Rickey, Kent, Washington. Final proofreading by Belfair Genealogical Society Members: Linnie Griffin, Belfair, Washington and Phyllis Brown, Tahuya, 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 the Washington State Archives Southwest Branch.