Place:Pierce, Washington, United States

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Contained Places
Cemetery
Calvary Cemetery
Haven of Rest Cemetery
Mountain View Memorial Park
Tacoma Cemetery
Washington Soldiers Home Cemetery
Census-designated place
Artondale
Ashford
Elbe
Elk Plain
Fort Lewis
Fox Island
Frederickson
Graham
Greenwater
Midland
Parkland
Prairie Ridge
South Hill
Spanaway
Summit
Waller
Former community
Cebalop
Inhabited location
Fort Steilacoom
Inhabited place
Alder
Alderton
Allison
American Lake
Arletta
Auburn
Bayview
Bee
Berkeley
Boise
Bonney Lake
Browns Point
Buckley
Burnett
Canterwood
Carbonado
Cascade Junction
Cedar View
Clay City
Clinton Park
Croker
Cromwell
Crystal Mountain
Custer
Dieringer
DuPont
East Cromwell
Eastward
Eatonville Junction
Eatonville
Edgewood
Electron
Elgin
Excelsior
Fairfax
Fife Heights
Fife
Fircrest
Forest Beach
Fort Nisqually
Gertrude
Gig Harbor
Glencove
Herron
Hillside
Home
Hope
Interlaken
Jims Corner
Johnson Landing
Johnsons Corner
Kapowsin
Key Center
LaGrande
Lake Bay
Lakewood Center
Lakewood
Larchmont
Leber
Longbranch
Longmire
Magnolia Heights
McKenna
McMillin
Meridian
Midway
Milton
Mock City
National
New Reliance
Nisqually Indian Reservation
Nisqually Vista
North Puyallup
Oakland
Ohop Bob
Ohop
Old Tacoma
Orting
Paradise
Park Junction
Peach Acres
Picnic Point
Ponders Corner
Purdy
Puyallup River Junction
Puyallup
Reliance
Rhododendron Park
Rocky Ridge
Rosedale
Roy
Ruston
Shore Acres
Snoquera
South Prairie
Steilacoom
Sumner
Sunny Bay
Sunrise Beach
Sunrise
Sunset Beach
Sunshine Beach
Surprise Valley
Swede Hill
Tacoma ( 1841 - )
Tanwax
Thrift
University Place
Upper Fairfax
Vaughn
Voss Resort
Warren
Wauna
Wilkeson
Wollochet
Yoman
Unknown
Anderson Island
Enumclaw
McNeil Island
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Pierce County is a county in the State of Washington. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 795,225, making it the second-most populous county in Washington behind King County. The county seat and largest city is Tacoma. Formed out of Thurston County on December 22, 1852, by the legislature of Oregon Territory, it was named for U.S. President Franklin Pierce.

Pierce County is included in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Pierce County is notable for being home to the Mount Rainier volcano, the tallest mountain in the Cascade Range. Its most recent recorded eruption was between 1820 and 1854. There is no imminent risk of eruption, but geologists expect that the volcano will erupt again. If this should happen, parts of Pierce County and the Puyallup Valley would be at risk from lahars, lava, or pyroclastic flows. The Mount Rainier Volcano Lahar Warning System was established in 1998 to assist in the evacuation of the Puyallup River valley in case of eruption.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1852 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1853 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1855 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1855 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1858 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
1870 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
1860 1,115
1870 1,409
1880 3,319
1890 50,940
1900 55,515
1910 120,812
1920 144,127
1930 163,842
1940 182,081
1950 275,876
1960 321,590
1970 411,027
1980 485,643
1990 586,203

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