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These records include the index to Declarations of Intention, Petitions for Naturalization and Naturalization Certificate Stubs filed at the Benton County Superior Court between 1905 and 1954. The index will give information about the applicant and what documents are included in the files.
For the best search results, search by name. Search by either last name, first and last name, or just the first letter of the last name. The document year is the date of entry into the United States.
Learn about the documentation of Naturalization in Washington and what information is found in the various record types by selecting the tab that says "About this Collection" here
Benton County was founded in 1905 and was formerly part of Yakima and Klickitat Counties. It was named after Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri and it is located in the south-central portion of the state. The Columbia River makes up the north, south, and east boundaries of the county.
All records are in English.
These records are open for research.
Transcribed and proofread by George Smethers, Ephrata, Washington and Brigid Clift, Washington State Archives, Central Regional Branch.
Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Benton County Clerk, Naturalization Records, 1905-1954, Office of the Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].
Source: Benton County Government, Superior Court Clerk, Naturalization Certificate Stubs, 1907-1927; Naturalization Declarations of Intention, 1905-1954; Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1954; Washington State Archives, Central Regional Branch.
For more information, to learn about related records, or to find Naturalization records not included on this website, contact the Central Regional Branch at (509) 963-2136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.