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The Washington Territorial Legislature created Walla Walla County on April 25, 1854. It was named after the Indian word, Walla Walla, which means “Running Water.”
There are 8,893 people listed on this census.
For information about this census, email the Historical Records Project:
Database: 1885 Walla Walla County Census. ONLINE. 2009. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed by Jackie Webb, Mattawa, WA; Virginia Castandea, Port Orchard; Curtis Hoffman, Federal Way, WA; Tamlee McGary, Mesa, WA. Proofreading by Cheryl Gunselman, Pullman, WA; Scott Darling, Spokane, WA; Joshua Matthews, 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 census material held by Washington State Library.