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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 11,315 people listed in volume 1 and 2 of this census.
For information about this census, contact the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society at 509.444.5336 or firstname.lastname@example.org or the Washington State Library at email@example.com.
Database: 1887 Spokane County Census. ONLINE. 2004. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed and Proofread by the following Washington residents: Charles Hansen, Spokane; Fran Daniels, Bothell; Eunice S. Hallett, Benton City; Narda McNally, Okanogan; Susan Peterson, Mesa; Clar Pratt, Yakima; Marlene Stakkeland, Royal City; Final Proofreading by Jan Crews, Ellensburg. 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.