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Lewis County, Washington
Map of Washington highlighting Lewis County
Location in the state of Washington
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Location of Washington in the U.S.
Founded December 21, 1845
County Seat Chehalis
Address Lewis County Courthouse
351 NW North Street
Chehalis, WA 98532
Phone 360.740.2704
Lewis County Website


County Courthouse

Lewis County Courthouse
351 NW North Street
Chehalis, WA 98532
Phone 360.740.2704

County Auditor has birth and death records 1891-1907
and marriage records from 1850.
County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1870’s. [1]


Parent County

21 December 1845: Lewis County was as an original county in the Oregon Territory. County seat: Chehalis [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Cowlitz | Grays Harbor | Pacific | Pierce | Skamania | Thurston | Wahkiakum | Yakima




  • 1849 Territorial Transcription and Index  (part of Oregon Census)
  • 1850
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1871
  • 1880
  • 1883
  • 1890 Veterans
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Chehalis



Local Histories






Vital Records

  • Washington Death Certificates 1907-1960 A free internet index to the 1907-1960 death certificates can be found at FamilySearch Record Search, no images are available. A transcribed death certificate may contain such information as name of the deceased, date and place of death, age, gender, birth date and birth place, mother’s maiden name and name of spouse, place of residence, occupation and certificate numbers.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lewis County, Washington page 733, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).


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