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The Washington Territorial Legislature created Mason County on March 9, 1854. Originally named, Sawamish, after the local Indian tribe, the county’s name changed in 1864 to honor Charles Mason, the first Secretary of Washington Territory.
There are 564 names listed on this census.
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Database: 1881 Mason County Census. ONLINE. 2004. Updated 2008. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed by Cheryl Gunselman, Pullman, Washington. Final Proofreading by Silver Sebastian, Everett, Washington. Available Online : http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov
Source: 1881 Mason County Census. Olympia: State Archives Southwest Regional Branch.
Original census material held by the Washington State Archives Southwest Regional Branch.