Place:Grays Harbor, Washington, United States

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NameGrays Harbor
Alt namesChehalissource: Family History Library Catalog
Chehalis Countysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS53026178
Grays Harborsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates47.083°N 123.833°W
Located inWashington, United States     (1854 - )
See alsoLewis, Washington, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Grays Harbor County is a county in the state of Washington. As of the 2010 census, the population was 72,797. The county seat is Montesano, and its largest city is Aberdeen. The county is named after a large estuarine bay near its southwestern corner. On May 7, 1792, Boston fur trader Robert Gray crossed the bar into the bay he called Bullfinch Harbor, but which later cartographers would label Chehalis Bay, and then Grays Harbor.[1]

Grays Harbor County was formed out of Thurston County on April 14, 1854. Originally named Chehalis County, it took its present name in 1915.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1854 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1855 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1855 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1857 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1884 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
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
1860 285
1870 401
1880 921
1890 9,249
1900 15,124
1910 35,590
1920 44,745
1930 59,982
1940 53,166
1950 53,644
1960 54,465
1970 59,553
1980 66,314
1990 64,175

Note: 1860-1910: Chehalis

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