Whitman County, Washington Genealogy

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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


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



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
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


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




Local Histories

Washington State University is located in Pullman






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


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