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The Washington Territorial Legislature created Jefferson County on December 22, 1852. It is named in honor of President Thomas Jefferson.
There are 5,663 names listed on the census.
Note: This index may have spelling errors due to the enumerator’s handwriting.
Transcribed and Proofread by Historical Records Project Volunteers: Jackie Rudeen, Olympia, WA., Carol Dunn, Kalama, Fran Daniels, Bothell, WA, Sandra King, Coulee Dam, WA, Cindy Bleazard, Pasco, WA., Ann Stroupe, Federal Way, WA.
Database: 1889 Jefferson County Census. ONLINE, 2010. Washington Secretary of State.
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 held at the Washington State Archives Northwest Regional Branch.