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Revision as of 07:17, 7 January 2011

Template:Washington-stubUnited States > Washington > Columbia County

County Courthouse


Parent County

1875--Columbia County was created 11 November 1875 from Walla Walla County.  County seat: Dayton [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Franklin | Garfield | Walla Walla | Whitman | Oregon counties: Umatilla | Wallowa




  • 1880
  • 1889
  • 1890 Veterans
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930




Local Histories




Washington State Digital Archives has digitized various types of naturalization-related records, including declarations of intentions, delayed birth files, naturalization affidavits, notifications of application for admission to US citizenship, orders fixing naturalization terms, petitions and records, petitions, receipts for certificates of citizenship, record of final decrees of citizenship and record of petitions dockets. Depending on the county, records range from 1854-1988.




Vital Records

  • Marriages from 4 Jan 1876 to 2 Nov 1912 are available from the Western States Marriage Index website.
  • 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

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).