Place:Whitman, Washington, United States

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Whitman County is a county located in the State of Washington. As of the 2010 census, the population was 44,776. The county seat is Colfax, and its largest city is Pullman.

Whitman County was formed out of Stevens County on November 29, 1871. It is named after Marcus Whitman, a Presbyterian missionary who, with his wife Narcissa, was killed in 1847 by members of the Cayuse tribe.

Whitman County comprises the Pullman, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1861 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1871 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1874 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1874 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1875 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1878 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1890 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1880 7,014
1890 19,109
1900 25,360
1910 33,280
1920 31,323
1930 28,014
1940 27,221
1950 32,469
1960 31,263
1970 37,900
1980 40,103
1990 38,775

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