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Revision as of 23:45, 30 September 2008

United States > Washington > Clallam County
showing location of Clallam County

County Courthouse

223 East Fourth Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362

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

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.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities
  • Forks
  • Port Angeles
  • Sequim
Communities
  • Agnew
  • Beaver
  • Bell Hill
  • Blyn
  • Carlsborg
  • Clallam Bay
  • Diamond Point
  • Dungeness
  • Elwha
  • Fairholm
  • Joyce
  • La Push
  • Neah Bay
  • Ozette
  • Piedmont
  • Port Angeles East
  • River Road
  • Sappho
  • Schoolhouse Point
  • Sekiu

Neighboring Counties

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Court

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Newspapers

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