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1844--Clark County was formed 27 June 1844 as an original county. It was formerly named Vancouver County and then the name was changed to Clark 3 September 1849. County seat: Vancouver 
A Jail and Courthouse Burned.
VANCOUVER, Washington, Feb. 25.---this morning the county courthouse and jail were totally destroyed by fire, together with most of the county records. The building was valued at $50,000 and insured for $25,000. The cause of the fire is unknown.
The Salt Lake Weekly Tribune, Salt Lake City, UT 27 Feb 1890
The County Auditor's records, which were in the courthouse destroyed by fire at Vancouver, Washington, have been found in good condition.
The Salt Lake Weekly Tribune, Salt Lake City, UT 7 Mar 1890
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- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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