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The Oregon Territorial Legislature created Pierce County on December 22, 1852. It is named in honor of Franklin Pierce, the newly-elected president of the United States.
There are 10,991names listed on this census.
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1885 Pierce County Census. ONLINE. 2009. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed by Marilyn Curtis, Olympia, WA; Michael Beaumont, Mill Creek, WA; Carl Seaburg, Olympia, WA; Denise Butler, Dorothee Laval, Quebec; Jill Kelleman, Tucson, Arizona; Sandra King, Coulee Dam, WA; Barbara Colwell, Yelm, WA; Stan Staniforth, Bellevue, WA.
Proofreading by Jan Crews, Ellensburg, WA; Donna Turben, Touchet, WA; Joshua Matthews, Olympia, WA; Debbie Eustice, Des Moines, WA; Scott Darling, Spokane, WA; Joyce Ogden, Olympia, WA.
Available Online: http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov
Source: Pierce county census microfilm [microform]. Olympia: Washington State Archives, .
Original census material held by the Washington State Library.