Map courtesy of Mike Sweeney
Columbia County was created on November 11, 1875,
and named for the great river. The governor had vetoed a bill to create
a county bearing the name of "Ping," after Elisha Ping, a member of the
Territorial Council. A new bill avoiding the Governor's objections was
hastily passed and approved. Among other changes was that of the name
from "Ping" to Columbia. (History of Southeastern Washington, page
Welcome to Columbia County, Washington State, I'm Steve Jacobson
Columbia County Coordinator and Pat
Higley and Laura
Chushcoff and Margaret
Strickland (Margaret will do Marriage Records for 1876-1891)
Day who has access to late 1880 Columbia lookups "Kim does
not live in Columbia County so please dont ask her to do local research"
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