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[http://www.co.grays-harbor.wa.us/Index.asp Grays Harbor County Courthouse]<br>102 West Broadway Room 203<br> Montesano, WA 98563<br> Phone 360.249.3842<br><br>County Clerk has probate, divorce and court records from 1860.<br> County Auditor has marriage records from 1891. <br>County Assessor has land records from 1855. <br>County Health Department has birth and death records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grays Harbor County, Washington page 733, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.co.grays-harbor.wa.us/Index.asp Grays Harbor County Courthouse]<br>102 West Broadway Room 203<br> Montesano, WA 98563<br> Phone 360.249.3842<br><br>County Clerk has probate, divorce and court records from 1860.<br> County Auditor has marriage records from 1891. <br>County Assessor has land records from 1855. <br>County Health Department has birth and death records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grays Harbor County, Washington page 733, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
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'''15 March 1915:''' Renamed from [[Chehalis County, Washington|Chehalis]] County.
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'''Chehalis County '''was created from Thurston County 14 April 1854'''.<ref>The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg 41.</ref>&nbsp;Grays Harbor County '''was created from Chehalis County February 27, 1907.<ref>The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg 41.</ref>
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*'''Parent County:''' created 15 March 1915 and renamed from [[Chehalis County, Washington|Chehalis]].  Chehalis County was created from [[Thurston County, Washington|ThurstonCounty]] 14 April 1854.<ref>The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg 41.</ref>&nbsp;Grays Harbor County '''was created from Chehalis County February 27, 1907.<ref>The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg 41.</ref>
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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Jefferson County, Washington|Jefferson]] | [[Mason County, Washington|Mason]] | [[Pacific County, Washington|Pacific]] | [[Thurston County, Washington|Thurston]]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grays_Harbor_County,_Washington Grays Harbor County, Washington]. Geographic features, communities, populated places.
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[[Jefferson County, Washington|Jefferson]] | [[Mason County, Washington|Mason]] | [[Pacific County, Washington|Pacific]] | [[Thurston County, Washington|Thurston]]
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Grays Harbor County, Washington
Map
Map of Washington highlighting Grays Harbor County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the U.S. highlighting Washington
Location of Washington in the U.S.
Facts
Founded february 27, 1907
County Seat Montesanno
Courthouse
Address Grays Harbor County Courthouse
102 West Broadway Room 203
Montesano, WA 98563
Phone 360.249.3842
Grays Harbor County Website


County Courthouse

Grays Harbor County Courthouse
102 West Broadway Room 203
Montesano, WA 98563
Phone 360.249.3842

County Clerk has probate, divorce and court records from 1860.
County Auditor has marriage records from 1891.
County Assessor has land records from 1855.
County Health Department has birth and death records. [1]

Historical Facts

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Montesano

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Area map and other information from 1895:

http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WA/

The BLM also has Cadastral and other survey information at Oregon and Washington Land Status and Cadastral Record, please note this is separate from the survey dropdown on the main glorecords.blm.gov page.


Military

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

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

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

Places

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grays Harbor County, Washington page 733, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg 41.
  3. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg 41.