Place:Wahkiakum, Washington, United States

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NameWahkiakum
Alt namesWahkiakumsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates46.283°N 123.433°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)
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Wahkiakum County is a county located in the State of Washington. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,978, making it the second-least populous county in Washington. The county seat and only incorporated town is Cathlamet. The county was formed out of Cowlitz County on April 25, 1854 and is named for Chief Wahkiakum ("Tall Timber") of the Chinook.

The County operates the Wahkiakum County Ferry, which connects Cathlamet to Westport, Oregon, across the Columbia River.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1852 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1854 County formed 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
1868 Marriage 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
1890 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 42
1870 270
1880 1,598
1890 2,526
1900 2,819
1910 3,285
1920 3,472
1930 3,862
1940 4,286
1950 3,835
1960 3,426
1970 3,592
1980 3,832
1990 3,327

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