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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 3,303 names listed on the census.
For more information about this census, email the Historical Records Project: firstname.lastname@example.org
Database: 1880 Thurston County Census. ONLINE, 2008. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed by Cheryl Gunselman, Pullman, WA and Sandra King, Coulee Dam, WA. Proofread by Joyce Ogden, 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 record located at the Washington State Archives Southwest Regional Branch.