Washington: Links to Digitized County Histories

Today, we’ll take a look at Washington, which I believe is the 40th state I’ve covered! I can see the finish line getting closer!

FAQ

1. While every county in the state is listed, links are only provided for titles that no longer fall under U.S. copyright laws. All (almost) links connect to free websites.
2. There are a few instances when a book has been digitized, but is only found on a paid site. In that case, no link is inserted, but a note as to the website where it has been found is given.
3. When a state history has also been found in digital format, it is listed in the STATE section that precedes the county list. I have limited STATE entries to those with county histories/biographical volumes in them.
4. There are a number of counties that DO have histories written, BUT they remain copyrighted material. Therefore, if a county has NONE after its name, it doesn’t mean there is no county history, just that none has been digitized. It’s also possible that the only digitized county history is included in one of the state volumes, so be sure to check those entries.
5. If the book is on FamilySearch, you will need a free account to access it. This list does NOT include town histories.
6. When all fifty states have been completed, I will post a PDF of them all.
7. One last note – it is very possible that a book is digitally available on more than one website. I’ve only included links to one site per book.

WASHINGTON

 STATE – History of the Pacific Northwest: Oregon and Washington; embracing an account of the original discoveries on the Pacific coast of North America, and a description of the conquest, settlement and subjugation of the . . .original territory of Oregon; also interesting biographies of the earliest settlers, Volume 1, Elwood Evans, North Pacific History Company, Portland Oregon, 1889.
STATE – History of the Pacific Northwest: Oregon and Washington; embracig an account of the original discoveries on the Pacific coast of North America, and a description of the conquest, settlement and subjugation of the . . .original territory of Oregon; also interesting biographies of the earliest settlers, Volume 2, Elwood Evans, North Pacific History Company, Portland Oregon, 1889.
STATE – History of Washington; the evergreen state; from early dawn to daylight; with portraits and biographies, Volume 1, Julian Hawthorne & George Douglas Brewerton, American Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1883.
STATE – History of Washington; the evergreen state; from early dawn to daylight; with portraits and biographies, Volume 2, Julian Hawthorne & George Douglas Brewerton, American Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1883.
STATEAn illustrated history of the State of Washington: containing a history of the State of Washngton. . .and full –age portraits of some of its eminent men and biographical mention of many of its pioneers and prominent citizens of today, Harvey Kimball Hines, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1894.
STATESketches of Washingtonians; containing brief histories of men of the state of Washington engaged in professional and political life, in manufacture, commerce, finance and religion, Wellington C. Wolfe & Company, Seattle, 1906.
STATETold by the pioneers: tales of frontier life as told by those who remember the days of the territory and early statehood of Washington, Volume 2, Works Progress Administration, 1938. *Volume 1 not found.
STATETold by the pioneers: tales of frontier life as told by those who remember the days of the territory and early statehood of Washington, Volume 3, Works Progress Administration, 1938.

ADAMS – History of Adams County in the World War, Journal-Times, Ritzville, Washington, 1920.
ADAMSAn illustrated history of the Big Bend country: embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams, and Franklin counties, State of Washington, Richard F. Steele & Arthur P. Rose, Western Historical Publishing Company, Spokane, Washington, 1904.
ADAMSThe scribbler: Adams County pioneer memoirs, Andrew Morgan & Gladys Morgan Sutherland, Ye Galleon Press, Fairfield, Washington, 1983.
ASOTIN – An illustrated history of southeastern Washington: including Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Asotin counties, Washington, Frederic Ambrose Shaver, Richard F. Steele & Arthur P. Rose, Western Historical Publishing Company, Spokane, Washington, 1906.
ASOTINLyman’s history of old Walla Walla County, Washington, embracing Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Asotin counties, Volume 1, William Denison Lyman, S.J. Clarke Company, Chicago, 1918.
ASOTINLyman’s history of old Walla Walla County, Washington, embracing Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Asotin counties, Volume 2, William Denison Lyman, S.J. Clarke Company, Chicago, 1918.
BENTON – History of the Yakima Valley, Washington: comprising Yakima, Kittitas and Benton counties, Volume 1, William Denison Lyman, S.J. Clarke Company, Washington, 1919.
BENTON – History of the Yakima Valley, Washington: comprising Yakima, Kittitas and Benton counties, Volume 2, William Denison Lyman, S.J. Clarke Company, Washington, 1919.
CHELAN – An illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan Counties, state of Washington, Western Historical Publishing Company, 1904.
CLALLAM – NONE
CLARKNONE
COLUMBIAAn illustrated history of southeastern Washington: including Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Asotin counties, Washington, Frederic Ambrose Shaver, Richard F. Steele & Arthur P. Rose, Western Historical Publishing Company, Spokane, Washington, 1906.
COLUMBIALyman’s history of old Walla Walla County, Washington, embracing Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Asotin counties, Volume 1, William Denison Lyman, S.J. Clarke Company, Chicago, 1918.
COLUMBIALyman’s history of old Walla Walla County, Washington, embracing Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Asotin counties, Volume 2, William Denison Lyman, S.J. Clarke Company, Chicago, 1918.
COLUMBIAHistoric sketches of Walla Walla, Whitman, Columbia and Garfield Counties, Washington Territory, Frank T. Gilbert, Portland, Oregon, 1882.
COWLITZNONE
DOUGLAS – An illustrated history of the Big Bend country: embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams, and Franklin counties, State of Washington, Richard F. Steele & Arthur P. Rose, Western Historical Publishing Company, Spokane, Washington, 1904.
FERRY – An illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan Counties, state of Washington, Western Historical Publishing Company, 1904.
FRANKLINAn illustrated history of the Big Bend country: embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams, and Franklin counties, State of Washington, Richard F. Steele & Arthur P. Rose, Western Historical Publishing Company, Spokane, Washington, 1904.
GARFIELDAn illustrated history of southeastern Washington: including Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Asotin counties, Washington, Frederic Ambrose Shaver, Richard F. Steele & Arthur P. Rose, Western Historical Publishing Company, Spokane, Washington, 1906.
GARFIELDLyman’s history of old Walla Walla County, Washington, embracing Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Asotin counties, Volume 1, William Denison Lyman, S.J. Clarke Company, Chicago, 1918.
GARFIELDLyman’s history of old Walla Walla County, Washington, embracing Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Asotin counties, Volume 2, William Denison Lyman, S.J. Clarke Company, Chicago, 1918.
GARFIELDHistoric sketches of Walla Walla, Whitman, Columbia and Garfield Counties, Washington Territory, Frank T. Gilbert, Portland, Oregon, 1882.
GARFIELDGarfield County pioneer edition of the East Washingtonian, June 6, 1914: 1864-1914, first 50 years of Garfield County, Evah Jean Gentry Hicks, typescript, 1914. [FamilySearch Film 928116, Item 1]
GRANT – NONE
GRAYS HARBORNONE
ISLAND – Puget Sound and western Washington: cities – towns – scenery, Robert A. Reid, Seattle, Washington, 1912.
JEFFERSON – NONE
KING – History of King County, Washington, Volume 1, Clarence Booth Bagley, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, 1929.
KING – History of King County, Washington, Volume 2, Clarence Booth Bagley, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, 1929.
KING – History of King County, Washington, Volume 3, Clarence Booth Bagley, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, 1929.
KING – History of King County, Washington, Volume 4, Clarence Booth Bagley, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, 1929.
KINGPioneer reminiscences of Puget Sound: the tragedy of Leschi: an account of the coming of the first Americans and the establishment of their institutions, their encounters with the native race; the first treaties with the Indians and the war that followed; seven years of the life of Isaac I. Stevens in Washington territory; Cruise of the author on Puget Sound fifty years ago; Nisqually House and the Hudson Bay Company, from personal observation during fifty years residence, contemporary pioneer reminiscences and other authentic sources, Ezra Meeker, Lowman & Hanford, Seattle, Washington, 1905.
KITSAP – NONE
KITTITAS – History of the Yakima Valley, Washington: comprising Yakima, Kittitas and Benton counties, Volume 1, William Denison Lyman, S.J. Clarke Company, Washington, 1919.
KITTATAS – History of the Yakima Valley, Washington: comprising Yakima, Kittitas and Benton counties, Volume 2, William Denison Lyman, S.J. Clarke Company, Washington, 1919.
KITTITASAn illustrated history of Klickitat, Yakima and Kittitas counties: with an outline of the early history of the state of Washington, Inter-State Publishing Company, Washington, 1904.
KLICKITAT – An illustrated history of Klickitat, Yakima and Kittitas counties: with an outline of the early history of the state of Washington, Inter-State Publishing Company, Washington, 1904.
LEWIS – NONE
LINCOLNAn illustrated history of the Big Bend country: embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams, and Franklin counties, State of Washington, Richard F. Steele & Arthur P. Rose, Western Historical Publishing Company, Spokane, Washington, 1904.
MASON – NONE
OKANOGAN –
An illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan Counties, state of Washington, Western Historical Publishing Company, 1904.
OKANOGAN Glimpses of pioneer life: a series of biographies, experiences and events intimately concerned with the settlement of Okanogan County, Washington, Separate articles published during 1923 and 1924 in the Okanogan Independent. Grouped in book form August, 1924, Okanogan Independent, Okanogan, Washington, 1924. [FamilySearch film 1321462, Item 4]
OKANOGANOkanogan highland echoes, Molson-Chewsaw-Knob Hill History Committee, Washington, 1962.
PACIFIC – NONE
PEND OREILLE – NONE
PIERCE –
Commemorative celebration at Sequalitchew Lake: Pierce County, Washington, July 5th, 1906, Pierce County Pioneer Association, Tacoma, Washington, 1906.
PIERCE – History of Pierce County, Washingotn, Volume 1, William Pierce Bonney, Pioneer Historical Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1927.
PIERCE – History of Pierce County, Washingotn, Volume 2, William Pierce Bonney, Pioneer Historical Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1927.
PIERCE – History of Pierce County, Washingotn, Volume 3, William Pierce Bonney, Pioneer Historical Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1927.
SAN JUAN – With the colors, from Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan Counties: an honor roll containing a pictorial record of the gallant and courageous men from northwestern Washington, U.S.A., who served in the world war, 1917-1918-1919, Louis Jacobin & John Joseph Pershing, Peters Publishing Company, Seattle, Washington, 1921.
SKAGIT –
An illustrated history of Skagit and Snohomish counties, their people, their commerce and their resources: with an outline of the early history of the state of Washington, endorsed as authentic by local committees of pioneers, Interstate Publishing Company, 1906.
SKAGITWith the colors, from Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan Counties: an honor roll containing a pictorial record of the gallant and courageous men from northwestern Washington, U.S.A., who served in the world war, 1917-1918-1919, Louis Jacobin & John Joseph Pershing, Peters Publishing Company, Seattle, Washington, 1921.
SKAMANIA – NONE
SNOHOMISH – An illustrated history of Skagit and Snohomish counties, their people, their commerce and their resources: with an outline of the early history of the state of Washington, endorsed as authentic by local committees of pioneers, Interstate Publishing Company, 1906.
SNOHOMISHEverett and Snohomish county: a pictorial history, Robert M. Humphrey, Donning Company, Norfolk, Virginia, 1984.
SNOHOMISH History of Snohomish county, Volume 1, William Whitfield, Pioneer Historical Publishing Company, Chicago, 1926.SNOHOMISH History of Snohomish county, Volume 2, William Whitfield, Pioneer Historical Publishing Company, Chicago, 1926.
SPOKANEAn illustrated history of Spokane County, Washington, Rev. Jonathan Edwards, W.H. Lever, 1900.
SPOKANE – Index to An Illustrated History of Spokane County, state of Washington, W.L. Lever, 1900.
SPOKANEWashington, Spokane County, pioneer interviews, Digital images of originals housed at the Eastern Washington Regional Archives, Cheney, Washington.
STEVENS – An illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan Counties, state of Washington, Western Historical Publishing Company, 1904.
THURSTON – Early history of Thurston County, Washington: together with biographies and reminiscences of those identified with pioneer days, Georgiana Mitchel Blankenship, Olympia, Washington, 1916.
WAHKIAKUM – NONE
WALLA WALLA – An illustrated history of southeastern Washington: including Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Asotin counties, Washington, Frederic Ambrose Shaver, Richard F. Steele & Arthur P. Rose, Western Historical Publishing Company, Spokane, Washington, 1906.
WALLA WALLALyman’s history of old Walla Walla County, Washington, embracing Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Asotin counties, Volume 1, William Denison Lyman, S.J. Clarke Company, Chicago, 1918.
WALLA WALLALyman’s history of old Walla Walla County, Washington, embracing Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Asotin counties, Volume 2, William Denison Lyman, S.J. Clarke Company, Chicago, 1918.
WALLA WALLA – Historic sketches of Walla Walla, Whitman, Columbia and Garfield Counties, Washington Territory, Frank T. Gilbert, Portland, Oregon, 1882.
WALLA WALLAAn illustrated history of Walla Walla County, state of Washington, William Denison Lyman, W.H. Lever, 1901.
WHATCOM – With the colors, from Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan Counties: an honor roll containing a pictorial record of the gallant and courageous men from northwestern Washington, U.S.A., who served in the world war, 1917-1918-1919, Louis Jacobin & John Joseph Pershing, Peters Publishing Company, Seattle, Washington, 1921.
WHATCOM – History of Whatcom County, Volume 2, Lottie Roeder Roth, Pioneer Publishing Company, Chicago, 1926. *Volume 1 not found.
WHITMAN – Historic sketches of Walla Walla, Whitman, Columbia and Garfield Counties, Washington Territory, Frank T. Gilbert, Portland, Oregon, 1882.
WHITMANAn illustrated history of Whitman County, state of Washington, W.H. Lever, 1901.
YAKIMA – History of the Yakima Valley, Washington: comprising Yakima, Kittitas and Benton counties, Volume 1, William Denison Lyman, S.J. Clarke Company, Washington, 1919.
YAKIMA – History of the Yakima Valley, Washington: comprising Yakima, Kittitas and Benton counties, Volume 2, William Denison Lyman, S.J. Clarke Company, Washington, 1919.
YAKIMAAn illustrated history of Klickitat, Yakima and Kittitas counties: with an outline of the early history of the state of Washington, Inter-State Publishing Company, Washington, 1904.

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