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The Oregon Territorial Legislature created Clark County on September 3, 1849. It is named in honor of William Clark of Lewis and Clark fame. For a short time Clark County included all of present-day Washington. Until 1925 the county was spelled Clarke.
There are 2,710 people listed on this census.
For information about this census, email the Clark County Genealogical Society at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Washington State Library at email@example.com.
Database: 1871 Clark County Census. ONLINE. 2004. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed by Ann Stroupe, Federal Way; and Denise Butler and Carl Seaburg, Dorothee Laval, Quebec Canada. Final Proofreading by Barbara Germann, Jane Germann, and Anita Robert, Clark County Genealogical Society. Available Online: http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov
Source: Washington Territorial county census microfilm [microform]. Olympia: Washington State Library,  35 microfilm reels; 35 mm. http://cals.evergreen.edu/search~2/o52401955?For
Original census material held by Washington State Library.