Place:San Juan, Washington, United States

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NameSan Juan
Alt namesSan Juansource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates48.567°N 122.967°W
Located inWashington, United States     (1873 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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San Juan County is a county located in the Salish Sea in the far northwestern corner of the State of Washington. As of the 2010 census, its population was 15,769. The county seat and only incorporated city is Friday Harbor, located on San Juan Island. The county was formed on October 31, 1873 from Whatcom County and is named for the San Juan Islands, which are in turn named for Juan Vicente de Güemes, 2nd Count of Revillagigedo, the Viceroy of New Spain

It is the only county in Washington not to have state highways.

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History

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The San Juan Islands were the subject of a territorial dispute between Great Britain and the United States from 1846–1872, leading to the Pig War in 1859.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1870 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1873 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1874 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1874 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1877 Land 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
1892 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
1870 554
1880 948
1890 2,072
1900 2,928
1910 3,603
1920 3,605
1930 3,097
1940 3,157
1950 3,245
1960 2,872
1970 3,856
1980 7,838
1990 10,035

Note: The San Juan Islands were in dispute with Great Britain until 1872, and were reported in the 1870 census as "the disputed islands." San Juan County was formed in 1873.

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