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The Washington Territorial Legislature created Chehalis County on April 26, 1854. Chehalis is an Indian word meaning “Shifting Sand.” The county was renamed on March 15, 1915 to Grays Harbor County in honor of Captain Robert Gray.
There are 6,407 names listed on this census.
For more information about this census, email the Historical Records Project: firstname.lastname@example.org
Database: 1889 Grays Harbor County Census. ONLINE 2008. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed by Judy Mc Millan, Portland, Oregon, Lorie Parkhurst, Taholah, Washington, Linda Smyth, Silverdale, Washington and Jill Kelleman, Tucson, Arizona. Proofread by Cyndi Sandahl, Kent, Washington, Jarlee McCormick, Chehalis, Washington, Joshua Matthews, Olympia, Washington and Ann Stroupe, Federal Way, Washington
Available Online: http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov
Source: 1889 Grays Harbor County Census. Washington State Archives Southwest Regional Branch. SOS – Chehalis County Territorial Census Roll Reel No. 2, AAA Cab. Drawer 1.
Original material held at the Washington State Archives Southwest Regional Branch.