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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 6,878 names listed on the census.
For more information about this census, email the Historical Records Project at firstname.lastname@example.org
Database: 1889 Thurston County Census. ONLINE. 2009. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed by Jim Huggins; Olympia, Washington. Final Proofreading done by Joyce Ogden; Olympia, 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/
Original census held by Washington State Archives Southwest Branch.