Clallam County, Washington Genealogy

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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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