Adams County, Washington Genealogy

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Contents

County Courthouse

Adams County
210 W Broadway
Ritzville, WA 99169

History

  • Named for John Adams, the 2nd President of the United States.
  • Originally mostly cattle ranching, the big wheat crop shifted the agriculture from cattle to wheat farming in 1897.

Parent County

  • 1883--Adams County was created 28 November 1883 from Whitman County.  County seat:  Ritzville [1]

Boundary Changes

  • No counties created from Adams County.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities
  • Othello
  • Ritzville
Towns
  • Hatton
  • Lind
  • Washtucna
Community
  • Benge

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Some military records for this county have been digitized at the Washington State Digital Archives.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Washington State Digital Archives has a database of Adams County Birth Records.  This database contains the names of people who were born in Adams County from 1893-1907, 1910-1915, (several delayed birth returns: 1942). Their names were transcribed from the Adams County Birth Returns.  For FHL entries, 1892-1907, click here

Washington State Digital Archives has a database of Adams County Marriage Records.

Washington State Digital Archives has a database of Adams County Death Returns.  This database contains names of people who died in Adams County from 1893-1907; 1910, 1913.  For FHL entries, 1891-1907, 1929, click here.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).