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King County, Washington

King County History and Namesake(s) The Creation of King County The Oregon Territorial Legislature created four counties around Puget Sound on December 22nd, 1852, paying little attention to population. Today, Seattle is the most populous city in the state and

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Pierce County

December 22nd, 1852 saw four new counties created in what was still Oregon Territory, all around Puget Sound. Because I have not been able to find out the order in which these four counties were signed into law, I will

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Thurston County

As more settlers moved north of the Columbia, the Oregon Territorial Legislature felt the need to provide increased governmental services, especially around the Puget Sound area. On January 12th, 1852, the Legislature created Thurston County with land taken mostly from

Spokane County

  Located on the eastern edge of the state, Spokane County covers 1,764 square miles and is bordered by the State of Idaho on the East, Pend Oreille and Stevens Counties on the north, Whitman County on the South, and

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