Genealogy Trails Website
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part of the Genealogy
Trails family. Our
Group's goal is to help you track your ancestors through
time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and
placing it online for the free use of all researchers.
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can continue to build websites that will remain helpful
resources for the researchers of families of Washington's
I am Brenda (Bell) Dahmen your host for Columbia County. I
am third generation born and raised in Columbia County.
If you have any comments, questions or data contributions, Contact Us.
We regret that we are unable to do
personal research for anyone..
All data we come across will be added to this site.
We thank you for visiting and hope you'll come back
again to view the updates we make to this site
Happy Trails to
you on your quest for your ancestors.
Founded: November 11, 1875
The county seat is Dayton.
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.
Cities, Towns, and Villages
* Alto * Covello * Delany *
Grange City * Huntsville * Jackson * Longs * Marengo *
Starbuck * Turner * Whetstone *
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Histories / Records
Bibles and Records
People / Stories
Obituaries and Death
Frontier Justice (Criminal) From 1877 - 1889,
under "County Records"
January 2015: Only survivor of Little Big Horn
and General Custer last man standing; Frank
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