Place:Mason, Washington, United States

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NameMason
Alt namesMasonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Sawamishsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCounty
Coordinates47.35°N 123.183°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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Mason County is a county located in the State of Washington. As of the 2010 census, the population was 60,699. The county seat and only incorporated city is Shelton.

Mason County was formed out of King County on March 13, 1854. Originally named Sawamish County, it took its present name in 1864 in honor of Charles H. Mason, the first Secretary of Washington Territory.

Mason County comprises the Shelton, WA Micropolitan Statistical Area and is included in the Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia, WA Combined Statistical Area.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1854 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1856 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
1871 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
1889 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
1892 Marriage 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 162
1870 289
1880 639
1890 2,826
1900 3,810
1910 5,156
1920 4,919
1930 10,060
1940 11,603
1950 15,022
1960 16,251
1970 20,918
1980 31,184
1990 38,341

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