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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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*Originally spelled Clalm. Named for the lands of the Klallam (Makah and Quileute tribes.)<br>
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*The county contains the Olympia peninsula, home of the Olympic National Park, the northwest's Rain Forest.
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*The permament settlement by the non-Indians occurred after 1850.
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*Port Angeles has been the county seat since 1890 when it was incorporated as a city.
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*Additional history of Clallam County at Washington's [http://www.historylink.org/Index.cfm?searchField=file_title%2Cabstract%2Cauthor%2Cfile_id%2Ckeywords%2Ccounty%2Csector&search_library=Cyberpedia%2CLandmark%2CMuseum%2CCybertour%2Cslide+show%2CTimeline%2CPeoples+History&keyword=Clallam&DisplayPage=results.cfm&Submit2=Go HistoryLink.org]
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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*29 January 1868, Quillehute County was created, but it was reverted back to Clallam and Jefferson counties in 1870. Records in both counties.
 
*29 January 1868, Quillehute County was created, but it was reverted back to Clallam and Jefferson counties in 1870. Records in both counties.
  
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==

Revision as of 17:06, 25 September 2008

United States > Washington > Clallam County
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County Courthouse

History

  • Originally spelled Clalm. Named for the lands of the Klallam (Makah and Quileute tribes.)
  • The county contains the Olympia peninsula, home of the Olympic National Park, the northwest's Rain Forest.
  • The permament settlement by the non-Indians occurred after 1850.
  • Port Angeles has been the county seat since 1890 when it was incorporated as a city.
  • Additional history of Clallam County at Washington's HistoryLink.org

Parent County

  • 26 Apr 1854, Clallam County was created from Jefferson County.

Boundary Changes

  • 29 January 1868, Quillehute County was created, but it was reverted back to Clallam and Jefferson counties in 1870. Records in both counties.

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