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Whitman County was formed from Stevens County November 29, 1871.
It is named after Marcus Whitman, a Presbyterian missionary who, with his wife Narcissa, was killed in 1847 by members of the Cayuse tribe.
Colfax is the county seat.

Cities, Towns and CDP's
* Albion * Colfax * Colton * Endicott * Farmington * Garfield
* La Crosse * Lamont * Malden * Oakesdale * Palouse
* Pullman * Rosalia * St. John * Tekoa * Uniontown


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Website Updates:
Nov 2013:  bio for BOYD; gossip news for OVERTON, HARRINGTON & STRATTON;  obits for WALTON, ZUMWALT, ROUSE; Marriage announcement for RENSHAW-CORREL;  Crime news for RUSSEL, ZUMWALT
July 2013: obits for MCCABE, LUCE, BREEDING; Gossip news for HUMPHREY & SKINNER; Marriage Announcements for RISDON-OFFIELD, CLUTTER-STRANGE; crime news for OFFIELD, MONTGOMERY; SPINNER murder
Apr 2013: obit for HARRINGTON; marriage announcement for KENNEDY-HARRIS; marriage announcement for FRENCH-THOMAS
Mar 2013: 1883 Pensioners; bio for ANGLIN

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