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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 1,773 names listed on the census.
For information about this census, email the Historical Records Project at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Database: 1871 Thurston County Census. ONLINE. 2004. Updated 2008. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed and Proofread by Roger Easton, Olympia, Washington. Final Proofreading by Karen Johnson, Chehalis, Washington. 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 Archives Southwest Regional Branch and Washington State Library.