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Jefferson County was formed out of Thurston County on December 22, 1852, by the legislature of Oregon Territory, and included the northern 4,854 square miles portion of the Olympic Peninsula. On April 26, 1854, the legislature of Washington Territory created Clallam County from the northwestern 2,670 square miles portion of this original area.

The county seat is at Port Townsend, which is also the county's only incorporated city.

The county is split in three parts by its landforms:

* Eastern Jefferson County along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Admiralty Inlet, and Puget Sound
* Central Jefferson County, which is uninhabited and lies in the Olympic Mountains within Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest
* Western Jefferson County, along the Pacific Ocean.

Port Townsend

* Brinnon * Marrowstone * Port Hadlock-Irondale * Port Ludlow * Port Townsend * Quilcene

Other Communities
* Adelma Beach * Beckett Point * Cape George * Center * Chimacum * Clearwater * Coyle
* Crocker Lake * Dabob * Discovery Bay * East Quilcene * Fort Flagler * Fort Worden
* Gardiner * Glen Cove * Indian Island * Kala Point * Kalaloch * Leland
* Mats Mats * Mount Walker * Oak Bay * Queets * Shine
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July 1, 2015:
Obituary added: Arthur Phinney, Dennis Lavigne
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Surrounding Counties:
* Island County, Washington - northeast
Kitsap County, Washington - southeast
Mason County, Washington - south/southeast
Grays Harbor County, Washington - south/southwest
Clallam County, Washington - northwest
San Juan County, Washington - northeast (water boundary only, in Strait of Juan de Fuca).

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