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County Information

Wahkiakum County was formed April 25, 1854 from Cowlitz County.
It is named after Chief Wahkiakum ("Tall Timber") of the Chinook
The county seat is the town of Cathlamet, which is also the county's largest and only incorporated community.
The County operates the Wahkiakum County Ferry, which connects Cathlamet to Westport, Oregon, across the Columbia River.

Unincorporated Communities
* Altoona * Brookfield * Dahlia * Deep River * Elochoman Valley * Grays River
* Pillar Rock * Puget Island * Rosburg * Skamokawa

Online Data


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Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:

October 2015: Marriages added: Trenchard-Turner (1851)

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Adjacent Counties
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Lewis County - north/northeast
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Columbia County, OR - southeast
Clatsop County, OR - southwest

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