Place:Kitsap, Washington, United States

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NameKitsap
Alt namesKitsapsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates47.617°N 122.667°W
Located inWashington, United States     (1857 - )
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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Kitsap County is a county located in the state of Washington. As of the 2010 census, its population was 251,133. Its county seat is Port Orchard, and its largest city is Bremerton.

Kitsap County was formed out of King County, Washington, and Jefferson County, Washington on January 16, 1857 and is named for Chief Kitsap of the Suquamish tribe. Originally named Slaughter County, it was soon renamed.

The United States Navy is the largest employer in the county, with installations at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport, and Naval Base Kitsap (which comprises former NSB Bangor, and NS Bremerton).

Kitsap County is connected to the eastern shore of Puget Sound by Washington State Ferries routes, including the Seattle-Bremerton Ferry, Southworth to West Seattle via Vashon Island, Bainbridge Island to Downtown Seattle, and from Kingston to Edmonds, Washington.

Kitsap County is included in the Seattle metropolitan area.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1857 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1857 Land 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
1860 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1861 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1888 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 544
1870 866
1880 1,738
1890 4,624
1900 6,767
1910 17,647
1920 33,162
1930 30,776
1940 44,387
1950 75,724
1960 84,176
1970 101,732
1980 147,152
1990 189,731

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