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County Information
Okanogan County was formed out of Stevens County on February 2, 1888
In area, it is the largest county in the state.

The county seat is at Okanogan, and its largest city is Omak.
The first county seat was Ruby, Washington, which has now been a ghost town for more than 100 years.

Census Recognized Communities
Brewster * Conconully * Coulee Dam (partial) * Elmer City * Nespelem * Nespelem Community
North Omak * Okanogan * Omak * Oroville * Pateros * Riverside * Tonasket * Twisp * Winthrop


Other communities
Aeneas * Azwell * Carlton * Ellisford (aka Ellisforde) * Havillah * Loomis * Malott * Mason City
Mazama * Methow * Monse * Nighthawk * Rocky Butte * Synarep * Wauconda


Ghost Towns
Molson * Bodie * Bolster * Chesaw * Disautel * Ruby

Online Data

Church Histories / Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Nov 2013:  obit for CORNWELL
June 2013: obit for CLEAVER
Mar 2013: bios CARPENTER, CLARK, MASON, MOORE, MACAULAY, HANCOCK, ALMQUIST, CHAMPNEYS, LEWIS; NICKELL, HALL, IVES, WRIGHT, MCDONALD, ARBOGAST, JOHNSON, SQUIRES, MULLER, CLOUD, CLERF, FULTON, LAWRENCE, VENTZKE, BARRON, RAGEN, SKEFFINGTON, ROUNDS, BLOCK, VAN BRUNT, PHILLIPS, ANGLIN, BOWN, MCFARLANE, HUNTLEY, STOFFERAN, COOPER, GRIFFIN, GARIGEN, JOYCE, WILLIAMS, KAHLOW, POGUE, MUNSON, MALOTT, MALONEY, KIPER; 1890 Veterans Census
Feb 2013: DOYLE, HAGGERTY, MITCHELL obits; delayed birth registrations, marriage affidavit records; Wauconda community news; Chapter 1 of 1904 History

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Adjacent Counties
Ferry County, WA east
Lincoln County, WA southeast
Grant County, WA south
Douglas County, WA south
Chelan County, WA southwest
Skagit County, WA west
Whatcom County, WA west

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