Walla Walla County, Washington

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With the signing of the Treaty of 1818, Great Britain and the United States jointly claimed the Pacific Northwest, including current Walla Walla County.&nbsp;<ref>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_1818</ref>
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On August 14, 1848, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Territory Oregon Territory] formed, and Clackamas County included current Walla Walla County.<ref>Abbott, Newton  Carl &amp; Carver, Fred E., The Evolution of Washington Counties by, 1979. Publisher Yakima Valley Genealogical Society and Klickitat County Genealogical Society.</ref>
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On March 2, 1853, the Washington Territory was formed.<ref>Abbott, Newton  Carl &amp; Carver, Fred E., The Evolution of Washington Counties by, 1979. Publisher Yakima Valley Genealogical Society and Klickitat County Genealogical Society.</ref>
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Original Walla Walla County boundaries commenced at a point opposite the mouth of the Deschutes River on the north bank of the Columbia River, thence running north to the 49th parallel, thence along said parallel to the summit of the Rocky Mountains, thence south along the summit of the Rocky Mountains to the 46th degree of parallel, thence west along said 46th parallel to where it crosses the Columbia River, thenc along said Columbia River to the place of beginning.<ref>Abbott, Newton  Carl &amp; Carver, Fred E., The Evolution of Washington Counties by, 1979. Publisher Yakima Valley Genealogical Society and Klickitat County Genealogical Society.</ref>
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Western Montana, Northern Idaho, and all Eastern Washington counties broke off from Walla Walla County starting with Spokane County in 1860 and finishing with Asotin County in 1883.<ref>Abbott, Newton Carl &amp; Carver, Fred E. The Evolution of Washington Counties, 1979. Publisher Yakima Valley Genealogical Society and Klickitat County Genealogical Society.</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 03:52, 29 December 2012

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Contents

County Courthouse

Walla Walla County Courthouse
315 West Main Street PO Box 836;
Walla Walla, WA 99362-0259
Phone: 509.527.3221

County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1860. [1]

History

Parent County

1854--Walla Walla County was created 25 April 1854 from Clark County.  County seat: Walla Walla [2]

Boundary Changes

With the signing of the Treaty of 1818, Great Britain and the United States jointly claimed the Pacific Northwest, including current Walla Walla County. [3]

On August 14, 1848, the Oregon Territory formed, and Clackamas County included current Walla Walla County.[4]

On March 2, 1853, the Washington Territory was formed.[5]

Original Walla Walla County boundaries commenced at a point opposite the mouth of the Deschutes River on the north bank of the Columbia River, thence running north to the 49th parallel, thence along said parallel to the summit of the Rocky Mountains, thence south along the summit of the Rocky Mountains to the 46th degree of parallel, thence west along said 46th parallel to where it crosses the Columbia River, thenc along said Columbia River to the place of beginning.[6]

Western Montana, Northern Idaho, and all Eastern Washington counties broke off from Walla Walla County starting with Spokane County in 1860 and finishing with Asotin County in 1883.[7]

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Benton | Columbia | Franklin | Whitman | Umatilla County, Oregon

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890 Veterans
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Walla Walla

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Walla Walla County, Washington for European and African American settlers included:

Military

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

Naturalization

Washington State Digital Archives has digitized various types of naturalization-related records, including declarations of intentions, delayed birth files, naturalization affidavits, notifications of application for admission to US citizenship, orders fixing naturalization terms, petitions and records, petitions, receipts for certificates of citizenship, record of final decrees of citizenship and record of petitions dockets. Depending on the county, records range from 1854-1988.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Marriages from 22 Feb 1862 to 4 Oct 1910 are listed on the Western States Marriage Index website.
  • 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

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Walla Walla 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).
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_1818
  4. Abbott, Newton Carl & Carver, Fred E., The Evolution of Washington Counties by, 1979. Publisher Yakima Valley Genealogical Society and Klickitat County Genealogical Society.
  5. Abbott, Newton Carl & Carver, Fred E., The Evolution of Washington Counties by, 1979. Publisher Yakima Valley Genealogical Society and Klickitat County Genealogical Society.
  6. Abbott, Newton Carl & Carver, Fred E., The Evolution of Washington Counties by, 1979. Publisher Yakima Valley Genealogical Society and Klickitat County Genealogical Society.
  7. Abbott, Newton Carl & Carver, Fred E. The Evolution of Washington Counties, 1979. Publisher Yakima Valley Genealogical Society and Klickitat County Genealogical Society.
  8. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map VI" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap6.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).