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Thurston County, Washington
Map of Washington highlighting Thurston  County
Location in the state of Washington
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Location of Washington in the U.S.
Founded 12 January, 1852
County Seat Olympia
Address Thurston County Courthouse
2000 Lakeridge Dr SW;
Olympia, WA 98502
Phone: 360.786.5438
Thurston County Website


County Courthouse

Thurston County Courthouse
2000 Lakeridge Dr SW;
Olympia, WA 98502
Phone: 360.786.5438

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

Many civil records have been digitized and are available through the Thurston County Clerk's Office:


Parent County

  • 1852--Thurston County was created 12 January 1852 from Lewis county.  County seat: Olympia [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Grays Harbor | Lewis | Mason | Pierce





LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Olympia
  • Tenino



Local Histories


Area map and other information from 1895:


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




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

Olympia Genealogical Society:

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Thurston County, Washington page 734, 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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