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Yakima County is the second largest county by area in the U.S. state of Washington. It is named after the Yakama tribe of Native Americans. In the 2010 census, its population was 243,231. The county seat is Yakima, which is also its largest city.

The county is also the location of the Yakima Native American Reservation, the 15th largest reservation in America, comprising 36% of the county's total area. Its largest city is Toppenish.

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Water from this well is used
for household and stock.
Yakima County, Washington.

Yakima County was formed out of Ferguson County (defunct) on January 21, 1865. Ferguson County been created from Walla Walla County on January 23, 1863.

The highest point in the county is Mount Adams, which is the second tallest peak in Washington and the third tallest in the entire Cascade Range
[These facts are from wikipedia]

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Website Updates:
Nov 2013:  obit for DICKSON, SMITH;  gossip news for WINNEMUCCA
Apr 2013: Crime news re: BOGGS; COFFIN obit; Naturalization Applications (under
county records)
Mar 2013: 1883 Pensioners; Marriage Records from St. Michael's Methodist Church; Birth Announcements from 1889; Marriage Announcements from 1889; Divorce notices from 1889; Census of School-aged Children 1891-1893 from Nile School, District 29; Church Records of the First Methodist Episcopal Church; 1917 Graduating Class of St. Joseph; Tax lists of 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870/72; Gossip news for RAYMOVER, NESLEY
Feb 2013: Obits for ADASCHECK, WIELAND; Marriage Announcement for MCDONALD-SMITH; bio for HAFENBRACK; Early County History

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