Chelan County, Washington

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'''1899-- '''Chelan County was created from Kittitas and Okanogan Counties.&nbsp;'''County seat: '''Wenatchee <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 13:21, 6 October 2008

United States > Washington > Chelan County
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Contents

County Courthouse

350 Orondo St
Wenatachee, WA 98801

History

  • "Chelan" derives from a Chelan Indian word meaning "deep water,"
  • 14 Dec 1872, a very powerful earthquake centered near Lake Chelan was felt over 300,000 square miles, extending from Victoria, British Columbia south past Baker City, Oregon, southwest past Portland, Oregon. There are many small accounts of the quake in historical books and historical newspapers. It triggered additional quakes at the Yellowstone National Park. Aftershocks were observed for next 2 years. Additional information

Parent County

1899-- Chelan County was created from Kittitas and Okanogan Counties. County seat: Wenatchee [1]

Boundary Changes

No new counties created from this county.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities

  • Cashmere
  • Chelan
  • Entiat
  • Leavenworth
  • Wenatchee

Communities

  • Appleyard
  • Ardenvoir
  • Blewett
  • Chelan Falls
  • Chiwaukum
  • Chumstick
  • Dryden
  • Grant Road Addition
  • Holden Village
  • Kenroy
  • Lakeside
  • Lucerne
  • Malaga
  • Manson
  • Merritt
  • Mission Square
  • Monitor
  • Pearcot
  • Peshastin
  • Plain
  • Stehekin
  • South Wenatchee
  • Sunnyslope
  • Telma
  • Wenatchee Heights
  • West Wenatchee
  • Winton

Neighboring Counties

Douglas | King | Kittitas | Okanogan | Skagit | Snohomish

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References


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