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The Washington Territorial Legislature created Chehalis County on April 26, 1854. Chehalis is an Indian word meaning “Shifting Sand.” The county was renamed on March 15, 1915 to Grays Harbor County in honor of Captain Robert Gray.
There are 2,375 names listed on this census.
For more information about this census, email the Historical Records Project: firstname.lastname@example.org
Database: 1885 Grays Harbor County Census. ONLINE 2005. Updated 2008. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed by Judy Mc Millan. Portland, Oregon and Ann Stroupe, Federal Way, Washington. Available Online: http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov
Source: 1885 Grays Harbor County Census. Washington State Archives Southwest Regional Branch.
Original material held at the Washington State Archives Southwest Regional Branch.