Grays Harbor County, Washington Genealogy

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Online Records


County Courthouse

Grays Harbor County Courthouse
102 West Broadway Room 203
Montesano, WA 98563
Phone 360.249.3842

County Clerk has probate, divorce and court records from 1860;
County Auditor has marriage records from 1891; County Assessor
has land records from 1855; County Health Department has birth
and death records[1]

Quick History

15 March 1915: Renamed from Chehalis County.

Parent County

Chehalis County was created from Thurston County 14 April 1854.[2] Grays Harbor County was created from Chehalis County February 27, 1907.[3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Jefferson | Mason | Pacific | Thurston





LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Montesano



Local Histories


Area map and other information from 1895:

The BLM also has Cadastral and other survey information at Oregon and Washington Land Status and Cadastral Record, please note this is separate from the survey dropdown on the main page.


Some military records for this county have been digitized at the Washington State Digital Archives.




Vital Records

  • 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), Grays Harbor County, Washington page 733, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg 41.
  3. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg 41.