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The Washington Territorial Legislature created Spokane County on January 29, 1858. It is named after the Native American word, Spokane, which means “Child of the Sun.”
There are 8,919 people listed in this census.
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Database: 1885 Spokane County Census. ONLINE. 2009. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed by Clar Pratt, Yakima, WA; Carol Dunn, Kalama, WA; Sandra King, Coulee Dam, WA; Michal Patteson, North Bend, WA; Larry Higley, Westport, WA; Mary Larsen, Bothell, WA; Charles Hansen, Spokane, WA. Proofread by Joshua Matthews, Olympia, WA; Linda Shurtleff, Spokane, WA; Sue Countryman, Yuba City, CA; Ann Stroupe, Federal Way, WA; Jeanne Coe, Spokane, 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.