Welcome to Klickitat County

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County Information

Founded: December 20, 1859
Created out of Walla Walla County

It is named after the Klickitat tribe of the Yakama Indian Nation
The county seat and largest city is Goldendale.

Samuel Hill was an early promoter of the area, with the Sam Hill Memorial Bridge across the Columbia River being named after him

* Bingen * Goldendale * White Salmon

Census Designated Places
* Bickleton * Centerville * Dallesport * Klickitat * Lyle
* Maryhill * Roosevelt * Trout Lake * Wishram

Other Communities

* Cleveland

Online Data

Church Histories / Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

County History


Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Nov 2013:  obit for MITCHEL
July 2013: obit for JORDAN
Apr 2013: obit for BURGEN; Marriage Announcement for CAMPBELL-HUNTER
Mar 2013: WW2 casualties; obits for CHANEY, COOK, COOVER, DARLAND, EDDINGS, FRENCH, GUNN, MARTIN, OLDHAM, YAECKEL, STEVENS; HESS-MASTERS marriage announcement; bios for COMPTON, BAKER, BONEBRAKE, HESS, PIKE, SMITH, VACTOR; 1883 Census of Pensioners on the Roll; bio for TREADWELL
Feb 2013: obits for NEILS, AGATHER; CALHOUN-FULLER marriage announcement

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Gilliam County, OR - southeast
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