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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Washington|Washington]] > Whitman County'' [[Image:Wa-whitman.png|thumb|right|400px|showing location of Whitman County]]  
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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington|Washington]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Whitman County'''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Whitman County
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| county_map = Wa-whitman.png
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| state = Washington
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| founded year = 1871
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| founded date = November 29
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| seat = Colfax
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| building address = [http://www.whitmancounty.org/ Whitman County Courthouse]<br> N 404 Main Street Box 390; <br>Colfax, WA 99111-2031<br>Phone: 509.397.6240&nbsp;<br>[http://www.Whitmancounty.us/ '''Whitman County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.whitmancounty.org/ Whitman County Courthouse]<br> N 404 Main Street Box 390; <br>Colfax, WA 99111-2031<br>Phone: 509.397.6240&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records 1872-1891, <br>probate records from 1870, divorce and court <br>records from 1864 and naturalization records 1862-1942; <br>County Auditor has birth and death records 1891-1907<br>and land records
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*'''1871'''--Whitman County was created 29 November 1871&nbsp;from [[Stevens_County,_Washington|Stevens]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat''': Colfax <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1871'''--Whitman County was created 29 November 1871&nbsp;from [[Stevens County, Washington|Stevens]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat''': Colfax <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Incorporated Cities:
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Albion - 615<br>Colfax&nbsp; - 2,950 (County Seat)<br>Colton - 380<br>Endicott - 355&nbsp;<br>Farmington - 150&nbsp;<br>Garfield - 550<br>La Crosse - 380&nbsp;<br>Lamont - 100<br>Malden&nbsp;- 225&nbsp;<br>Oakesdale 440&nbsp;<br>Palouse - 1,050&nbsp;<br>Pullman - 28,500 (Largest City)&nbsp;<br>Rosalia&nbsp;- 715&nbsp;<br>St. John - 525&nbsp;<br>Tekoa - 895&nbsp;<br>Uniontown - 315
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Adams County, Washington|Adams]]  
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[[Adams County, Washington|Adams]] | [[Asotin County, Washington|Asotin]] | [[Columbia County, Washington|Columbia]] | [[Garfield County, Washington|Garfield]] | [[Franklin County, Washington|Franklin]] | [[Lincoln County, Washington|Lincoln]] | [[Spokane County, Washington|Spokane]] | [[Walla Walla County, Washington|Walla Walla]] | '''Idaho''' counties: [[Benewah County, Idaho|Benewah]] | [[Latah County, Idaho|Latah]] | [[Nez Perce County, Idaho|Nez Perce]]  
*[[Asotin County, Washington|Asotin]]  
 
*[[Benewah County, Idaho|Benewah County, Idaho]]
 
*[[Columbia County, Washington|Columbia]]  
 
*[[Garfield County, Washington|Garfield]]  
 
*[[Franklin County, Washington|Franklin]]  
 
*[[Latah County, Idaho|Latah County, Idaho]]  
 
*[[Lincoln County, Washington|Lincoln]]  
 
*[[Nez Perce County, Idaho|Nez Perce, Idaho]]
 
*[[Spokane County, Washington|Spokane]]  
 
*[[Walla Walla County, Washington|Walla Walla]]
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Albion Cemetery <br>Bethel Cemetery <br>Coleman Cemetery
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Colfax Cemetery <br>Colton Cemetery
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Colyar Cemetery <br>Dusty Cemetery <br>Eaton Cemetery (Rock Lake Cem)
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Eden Valley Cemetery <br>Elberton Cemetery
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Ewartsville Cemetery (Lone Pine Cem) <br>Farr Cemetery <br>Garfield Cemetery <br>Goldenrod Cemetery, Tekoa<br>Greenwood Cemetery
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Gresham Cemetery <br>Hatley Cemetery
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Hay Cemetery
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Holy Rosary Cemetery <br>Johnson Cemetery <br>Lone Pine Cemetery <br>McConnell Cemetery <br>Mountain View Cemetery (Endicott) <br>Mountain View Cemetery (Farmington) <br>Myers Family Cemetery
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Oakesdale Cemetery <br>Old German Methodist Cemetery <br>Onecho Cemetery
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Pine City Cemetery <br>Pullman I.O.O.F. Cemetery <br>Riggs Cemetery <br>Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery <br>Saint Boniface Cemetery <br>Saint John Cemetery <br>Selbu Cemetery
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Sheahan Cemetery (Old Thornton) <br>Silver Creek Cemetery <br>Thornton Cemetery <br>Uniontown Community Cemetery <br>Whelan Cemetery <br>Winona Cemetery
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Zion Lutheran Cemetery
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Census
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*1880
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*1890 Veterans
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*1900
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*1910
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*1920
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*1930
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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Washington&nbsp;State University is located in Pullman
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
Washington State Digital Archives has a database of&nbsp;Whitman County Birth Records. This database contains the names and birth records of people who were born in&nbsp;Whitman County from 1890 to 1907.&nbsp; &nbsp;
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*Washington State Digital Archives has a database of&nbsp;[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov./TitleInfo.aspx?TID=434 Whitman County Birth Records]. This database contains the names and birth records of people who were born in&nbsp;Whitman County from 1890 to 1907.&nbsp; &nbsp;  
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*For FHL entries&nbsp;Jan. 1875 to Aug 1907, click {{FHL|676070|title-id|disp=here}}.
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*102 marriage entries&nbsp;from 23 Oct 1872 to 13 Dec 1909 are available at the '''[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm Western States Marriage Index]''' website.
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*Washington State Digital Archives has a database of [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/TitleInfo.aspx?TID=378 Whitman County Death Returns]&nbsp;containing names of people who died in Whitman County from 1891-1907.&nbsp; For FHL entries, {{FHL|1222484|title-id|disp=click here}}
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*&nbsp;'''Washington Death Certificates 1907-1960 '''A free internet index to the 1907-1960 death certificates can be&nbsp;found at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1454923 FamilySearch Record Search], no images are available. A&nbsp;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.
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
For FHL entries&nbsp;Jan. 1875 to Aug 1907, click [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=676070&disp=Births+from+Whitman+County%2C+Washington%20%20&columns=*,0,0 here].
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Colfax Washington Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207820&subject_disp=Washington%2C+Whitman&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Washington%2C+Whitman|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Whitman/ Whitman County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Whitman County, Washington
Map
Map of Washington highlighting Whitman County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the U.S. highlighting Washington
Location of Washington in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 29, 1871
County Seat Colfax
Courthouse
Address Whitman County Courthouse
N 404 Main Street Box 390;
Colfax, WA 99111-2031
Phone: 509.397.6240 
Whitman County Website


County Courthouse

Whitman County Courthouse
N 404 Main Street Box 390;
Colfax, WA 99111-2031
Phone: 509.397.6240 

County Clerk has marriage records 1872-1891,
probate records from 1870, divorce and court
records from 1864 and naturalization records 1862-1942;
County Auditor has birth and death records 1891-1907
and land records

History

Parent County

  • 1871--Whitman County was created 29 November 1871 from Stevens County.  County seat: Colfax [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Incorporated Cities:

Albion - 615
Colfax  - 2,950 (County Seat)
Colton - 380
Endicott - 355 
Farmington - 150 
Garfield - 550
La Crosse - 380 
Lamont - 100
Malden - 225 
Oakesdale 440 
Palouse - 1,050 
Pullman - 28,500 (Largest City) 
Rosalia - 715 
St. John - 525 
Tekoa - 895 
Uniontown - 315

Neighboring Counties

Adams | Asotin | Columbia | Garfield | Franklin | Lincoln | Spokane | Walla Walla | Idaho counties: Benewah | Latah | Nez Perce

Resources

Cemeteries

Albion Cemetery
Bethel Cemetery
Coleman Cemetery

Colfax Cemetery
Colton Cemetery

Colyar Cemetery
Dusty Cemetery
Eaton Cemetery (Rock Lake Cem)

Eden Valley Cemetery
Elberton Cemetery

Ewartsville Cemetery (Lone Pine Cem)
Farr Cemetery
Garfield Cemetery
Goldenrod Cemetery, Tekoa
Greenwood Cemetery

Gresham Cemetery
Hatley Cemetery

Hay Cemetery

Holy Rosary Cemetery
Johnson Cemetery
Lone Pine Cemetery
McConnell Cemetery
Mountain View Cemetery (Endicott)
Mountain View Cemetery (Farmington)
Myers Family Cemetery

Oakesdale Cemetery
Old German Methodist Cemetery
Onecho Cemetery

Pine City Cemetery
Pullman I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Riggs Cemetery
Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
Saint Boniface Cemetery
Saint John Cemetery
Selbu Cemetery

Sheahan Cemetery (Old Thornton)
Silver Creek Cemetery
Thornton Cemetery
Uniontown Community Cemetery
Whelan Cemetery
Winona Cemetery

Zion Lutheran Cemetery

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Washington State University is located in Pullman

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Washington State Digital Archives has a database of Whitman County Birth Records. This database contains the names and birth records of people who were born in Whitman County from 1890 to 1907.   
  • For FHL entries Jan. 1875 to Aug 1907, click here.
  • 102 marriage entries from 23 Oct 1872 to 13 Dec 1909 are available at the Western States Marriage Index website.
  • Washington State Digital Archives has a database of Whitman County Death Returns containing names of people who died in Whitman County from 1891-1907.  For FHL entries, click here
  •  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

References

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