Adams County, Washington Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Adams County
210 W Broadway
Ritzville, WA 99169

History

  • Named for John Adams, the 2nd President of the United States.
  • Originally mostly cattle ranching, the big wheat crop shifted the agriculture from cattle to wheat farming in 1897.

Parent County

  • 28 November 1883, Adams County was created from Whitman County. One of 4 counties created on this day, Skagit out of Whatcom, Douglas out of Lincoln, Franklin out of Whitman alongside with Adams.

Boundary Changes

  • No counties created from Adams County.

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Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities
  • Othello
  • Ritzville
Towns
  • Hatton
  • Lind
  • Washtucna
Community
  • Benge

Neighboring Counties

Franklin | Grant | Lincoln | Whitman

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