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The Oregon Territorial Legislature created King County on December 22, 1852. It is named after William Rufus De Vane King, acting vice-president under President Millard Fillmore, who had succeeded to the presidency upon the death of President Zachary Taylor.
There are 40,557 names listed on this census. The index was updated in January 2012.
Database: 1889 King County Census. ONLINE. 2009. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed and proofread by Historical Records Project Volunteers: Sue Ericksen, Zillah, WA; Frank McLean, Yakima, WA; Leslee Dasher, Fort Worth, Texas; Crystal Dingler, Stan Staniforth, Bellevue, WA; Ann Stroupe, Federal Way, WA; Julie Nelson, Snohomish, WA.
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 material located at the King County Archives.