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Thurston County was created out of
Lewis County by the government of
Oregon Territory on January 12, 1852.
At that time, it covered all of the
Puget Sound region and the Olympic
Peninsula. On December 22 of the same
year, Pierce, King, Island, and
Jefferson Counties were split off from
Thurston County. The county was named
after Samuel R. Thurston, the Oregon
Territory's first delegate to
Cities and Census-Designated Places
* Bucoda * Grand Mound * Lacey *
Nisqually Indian Community * North
Yelm * Olympia
* Rainier * Rochester *
Tanglewilde-Thompson Place * Tenino *
Tumwater * Yelm
* Boston Harbor * Driftwood * East
Olympia * Five Corners * Gate *
* Indian Summer * Kellys Corner * Lake
Lawrence * Littlerock * Maytown *
* Offutt Lake * Saint Clair *
Schneiders Prairie * South Bay * South
Sound * Steamboat Island
* Union Mills * Vail
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