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The Washington Territorial Legislature created Whitman County on November 29, 1881. It is named in honor of Marcus Whitman, founder of the Methodist mission at Waiilatpu.
There are 8,809 people listed on this census.
For more information about this census, email the Historical Records Project: firstname.lastname@example.org
1883 Whitman County Census. ONLINE. 2008. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed by
David Nash, Olympia, WA, Kathy Mendelson, Kirkland, WA, Carol D. Dunn and Gloria Sanders, Kalama, WA and Joyce Ogden, Olympia, WA. Final proofreading done by Mary Simonsen, Pullman, WA. Images linked by Joshua Mathews, Olympia, WA.
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 Washington State Library.