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I am Brenda (Bell) Dahmen your host for Columbia County. I am third generation born and raised in Columbia County.

I look forward to any questions and information that you have to share. Please feel free to contact me at jobrdah@hotmail.com







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Columbia County is a 860-sq. mile county in southeast Washington state; bounded on north by Whitman county, on east by Garfield county; on south by Oregon and on west by Walla Walla county. It is devoted principally to production of wheat, peas and wool. On November 11, 1875, the county was established by the Territorial Legislature through the influence of delegate Elisha Ping. The Territorial governor had  previously vetoed a bill which would have named the county for Ping. The name chosen was that after that of Columbia River. The are had previously been part of Walla Walla county.

The county seat is at Dayton, which is also the county's largest city.

Columbia county map
Cities, Towns and CDP's
* Dayton * Huntsville * Starbuck *

Other Communities
* Alto * Covello * Delany * Grange City * Jackson * Longs * Marengo * Turner * Whetstone *



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Website Updates:
Nov & Dec 2014: Gossip and Visiting News updated with contributions from Jim Dezotell
An Illustrated History of Southeastern Washington including Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Asotin Counties Washington by Frederic Ambrose Shaver, 1862-; Richard F. Steele; Arthur P. Rose, 1875-1970, PART III, COLUMBIA COUNTY, Chapters I - IV, more to follow.

Oct 2014: Biographies for: Alexander BALDWIN, William W. DAY, Joseph DONALDSON, Ambrose JOHNSON, Andrew JAMES, A. H. REYNOLDS, Marcus PUMPELLY, Joseph POMEROY, Alexander NEAL Jr., Elias MUNCY, E. A. TORRENCE, Philip YENNEY, J. W. OFFIELD and descriptions of several smaller towns/communities.


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Surrounding Counties:
* Whitman County, Washington - north
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Garfield County, Washington - east
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Wallowa County, Oregon - southeast
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Umatilla County, Oregon - southwest
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Walla Walla County, Washington - west
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Franklin County, Washington - northwest


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