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  • Steve Jacobson
    : Columbia County Coordinator
  • Mike Sweeney
    : WaGenWeb Project State Coordinator.

  • Welcome to
    Columbia County,
    Washington State
    WAGenWeb Project

    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 292.)

    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) and Kim 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" together we are your hosts for Columbia County, WAGenWeb. I hope you'll enjoy your visit and that you'll bookmark us and return and help us make this site even better.

    Help Us Build Columbia County WAGenWeb

    This web page is designed to provide help for your search for your family and friends.It is also an opportunity to help others as you have been helped. Read on and find out what is happening and what you can do to help.We plan to add maps as we find ones in the public domain, or otherwise available, plus any databases that relate to this county. Also look for the bibliography of materials available for this county and the families who lived here. Please feel free to add books, etc. that you find in your work. Donate information you may have collected to help improve this site.
    Page modified on 11\28\05
    Copyright 1998