Place:Columbia, Washington, United States

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Columbia County is a county located in the State of Washington. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,078, making it the third-least populous county in Washington. The county seat is Dayton, which is also the county's largest city. The county was created out of Walla Walla County on November 11, 1875 and is named after the Columbia River.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1864 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1874 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1875 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1876 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1878 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1890 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1891 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1880 7,103
1890 6,709
1900 7,128
1910 7,042
1920 6,093
1930 5,325
1940 5,549
1950 4,860
1960 4,569
1970 4,439
1980 4,057
1990 4,024

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