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The Oregon Territorial Legislature created Island County on January 6, 1853. Amendments were introduced to change the name to Atchinson, Calhoun, or Webster, but the amendments were defeated.
There are 1,356 people listed on this census.
Database: 1889 Island Harbor County Census. ONLINE. 2004. Updated 2008. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed by Ralph Seefeld, Freeland, Washington. Donated by Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island.
Available Online: http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov
Original census material held by the Island County Historical Society in Coupeville, Washington.