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United States Gotoarrow.png Washington Gotoarrow.png Chelan County

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Online Records

Chelan County, Washington
Map of Washington highlighting Chelan County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the U.S. highlighting Washington
Location of Washington in the U.S.
Founded March 13, 1899
County Seat Wenatchee
Address Chelan County Courthouse
350 Douglas Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Phone: 509.667.6380
Chelan County Website

County Courthouse

Chelan County Courthouse
350 Douglas Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Phone: 509.667.6380

County Auditor has birth and death records 1900-1907
and marriage records from 1900.
City Clerk has burial records.
County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records. [1]


  • "Chelan" derives from a Chelan Indian word meaning "deep water,"
  • 14 Dec 1872, a very powerful earthquake centered near Lake Chelan was felt over 300,000 square miles, extending from Victoria, British Columbia south past Baker City, Oregon, southwest past Portland, Oregon. There are many small accounts of the quake in historical books and historical newspapers. It triggered additional quakes at the Yellowstone National Park. Aftershocks were observed for next 2 years. Additional information

Parent County

1899-- Chelan County was created 13 March 1899 from Kittitas and Okanogan Counties.
County seat: Wenatchee [2]

Boundary Changes

No new counties created from this county.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places


  • Cashmere
  • Chelan
  • Entiat
  • Leavenworth
  • Wenatchee


  • Appleyard
  • Ardenvoir
  • Blewett
  • Chelan Falls
  • Chiwaukum
  • Chumstick
  • Dryden
  • Grant Road Addition
  • Holden Village
  • Kenroy
  • Lakeside
  • Lucerne
  • Malaga
  • Manson
  • Merritt
  • Mission Square
  • Monitor
  • Pearcot
  • Peshastin
  • Plain
  • Stehekin
  • South Wenatchee
  • Sunnyslope
  • Telma
  • Wenatchee Heights
  • West Wenatchee
  • Winton

Neighboring Counties

Douglas | King | Kittitas | Okanogan | Skagit | Snohomish




  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930




Local Histories






Vital Records

  • Washington State Digital Archives has a database for Marriage Records.This database is an index to marriage records filed with the Auditor in Chelan County, Washington, from 1900 to 1920. The records contained within this index include Marriage Returns (1900-1910) and Marriage Certificates (1911-1920).
  • 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), Chelan County, Washington page 732, 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).