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The Washington Territorial Legislature created Mason County on March 9, 1854. Originally named, Sawamish, after the local Indian tribe, the county’s name changed in 1864 to honor Charles Mason, the first Secretary of Washington Territory.
There are 811 names listed on this census.
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of State. Transcribed by Peggy Beerbower, Shelton, Washington. Final Proofreading by Belfair Genealogical Society, Belfair, 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 the Washington State Archives Southwest Regional Branch.