Pend Oreille County, Washington Genealogy

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Online Records


County Courthouse

Pend Oreille County Courthouse
625 W 4th PO Box 5020
Newport, WA 99156-5000
Phone: 509.447.2435

County Auditor has birth, marriage and land records from 1911; County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1911[1]


Parent County

1911--Pend Oreille County was created 1 March 1911 from Stevens County[2].  County seat: Newport [3]

Boundary Changes

No changes to county's boundaries.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

  • Cusick, zip code 99119, population 207
  • Ione, zip code 99139, population 479
  • Metaline, zip code 99152, population 173
  • Metaline Falls, zip code 99153, population 238
  • Newport, zip code 99156, population 2126
  • Usk, zip code 99180

Indian Reservation

The Kalispel Indian Reservation is located in Pend Oreille County.

Neighboring Counties

Spokane | Stevens | Idaho counties: Bonner | Boundary | British Columbia (to the north)




The 1910 Population Census is available at Washington State Digital Archives, FamilySearch, and$ and at Heritage Quest.

The 1920 Population Census is available at Family Search and$ and at Heritage Quest.

The 1930 Population Census is available at Family Search and$

The 1940 Population Census is available at Family Search and$


Washington State Archives, Cheney holds many county court records from 1911 to the 1970s and later years. 



Land records prior to 1911 held by the Stevens County Auditor. Records have been digitized and are available upon request.

Washington State Archives, Cheney holds the 1912-1919 plat books and description.and the list of forest lands and Indian lands acquired by the Federal government, 1913-1939 Board of Equalization correspondence and assessment review.

Local Histories

Steele, Richard F. Illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties, State of Washington, published 1904. 

Pend Oreille County history on article 7618.

Numerous local history books are available at the Pend Oreille County Museum store


Cram's 1909 map of Washington cropped to show Stevens County, which included Pend Oreille County.

Current Pend Oreille County map.



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.


The Miner (Newport)

Northeast Washington Genealogical Society listing of available historic newspapers. Scroll to bottom of page for Pend Oreille County newspapers.

Washington State Library has online historic newspapers. Search for Colville Mines for 1850s references to Pend Oreille mines and mining activities.

Colville Stateman-Examiner newspapers prior to creation of the county will have references to Pend Oreille people and towns.

Crossroads on the Columbia has 1890s newspapers from the Colville area, which cover the Pend Oreille area on occasion. 



The SCHS has the Stevens County Assessor's personal property tax assessment ledgers for 1898 to 1906. Images of the 1898 ledger are viewable on the Crossroads on the Columbia project.

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pend Oreille County, Washington page 734, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, Fred E. Carver, 1979. Published by the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society and Klickitat County Genealogical Society.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).