Washington: Bibliography and Sources

Washington Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

John H. Long, Editor; Peggy Tuck Sinko, Associate Editor; Emily Kelley, Historical Compiler; Laura Rico-Beck, GIS Specialist and Digital Compiler; Peter Siczewicz, ArcIMS Interactive Map Designer; Robert Will, Cartographic Assistant

Copyright The Newberry Library 2007

Bancroft, Hubert Howe. History of Washington, Idaho, and Montana 1845-1889, vol. 31, The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft. San Francisco: History Company, 1890.

Clark, Norman H. Washington: a Bicentennial History. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., Inc., 1976.

Filby, P. William, comp. Bibliography of American County Histories. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985.

Hayes, Derek. Historical Atlas of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. Vancouver: Cavendish Books, 1999.

Hitchman, Robert. Place Names of Washington. Washington State Historical Society, 1985.

Kane, Joseph Nathan. American Counties: Origins of Names, Dates of Creation and Organization, Area, Population, Historical Data and Published Sources. 3rd ed. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1972.

McDonald, Grace E., comp. Check-list of Session Laws. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1936. Complemented by Pollock (below), this guide lists all state session laws through 1935.

McDonald, Grace E., comp. Check-list of Statutes of States of the United States of America, Including Revisions, Compilations, Digests, Codes and Indexes. Providence: Oxford Press, 1937. The most complete guide to state codes through 1937.

Miles, Charles, and O.B. Sperlin, eds. Building a State: Washington 1889-1939. Tacoma: Washington State Historical Society, 1940.

Oregon. Laws of a General and Local Nature Passed by the Legislative Committee and Legislative Assembly, At Their Various Successive Sessions from the Year 1843, Down to and Inclusive of the Session of the Territorial Legislature, Held in the Year 1849; Except Such Laws of Said Session As Were Published in the Bound Volume of Oregon Statutes, Dated Oregon City, 1851. Salem, Ore., 1853. Cited as Ore. Laws, 1843-1849.

Oregon Territory. Laws of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Oregon. Oregon City [et al.], 1849-1858. Title varies. The session laws of Oregon Territory. Cited as Ore. Terr. Laws.

Paullin, Charles O. Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States. Edited by John K. Wright. Washington, D.C., and New York: Carnegie Institution of Washington and American Geographical Society of New York, 1932. Excellent section on international and interstate boundary disputes.

Pollack, Ervin H., comp. Supplement with Biographical Notes, Emendations, and Additions to the Check List of Session Laws, Compiled by Grace E. McDonald. Preliminary ed. Boston: National Association of State Libraries, 1941. Fills gap in McDonald’s 1936 compilation (above) to produce the most complete list of state session laws through 1935.

Ramsey, Guy Reed. Postmarked Washington: Lewis and Cowlitz Counties. Chehalis, WA: Lewis County Historical Society, 1978.

Scott, James W., et al., Historical Atlas of Washington. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1988.

Scott, James W., and Daniel E. Turbeville, III. Whatcom County in Maps 1832-1937. Bellingham: Center for Pacific Studies and The Fourth Corner Registry, 1983.

Swindler, William F., ed. Sources and Documents of United States Constitutions. 10 vols. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Oceana Publications, 1973-1979. The most complete and up-to-date compilation for the states.

Thorndale, William, and William Dollarhide. Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing C., 1987.

United States. Statutes at Large of the United States of America,1789-1873. 17 vols. Boston: Little, Brown, 1845-1874, Vols. 18–. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1875–. Cited as U.S. Stats

U.S. Census Bureau. “Significant Changes to Counties and County Equivalent Entities: 1970–Present.” http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/ctychng.html (accessed 7 Dec 2007)

U.S.Geological Survey. “Geographic Names Information System” http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic (accessed 7 Dec 2007)

Van Syckle, Edwin. They Tired to Cut it All: Grays Harbor. . .Turbulent Years of Greed and Greatness. Seattle: Pacific Search Press, 1980.

Van Zandt, Franklin K. Boundaries of the United States and the Several States. Geological Survey Professional Paper 909. Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1976. The standard compilation for its subject.

Washington. Laws of Washington. Olympia, 1891–. Cited as Wash. Laws.

Washington. Secretary of State, State Archives. “Washington History.” http://www.secstate.wa.gov/history/ (accessed 7 Dec 2007)

Washington State Archives. “Governors’ Papers: Governors’ Daily Record Book” vol. 1. Governor’s Proclamation dated 12 March 1901, regarding a change in the boundary between King and Pierce counties. Cited as Gov. Proc.

Washington State Legislature. Revised Code of Washington. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/ (accessed 7 Dec 2007). See: “Title 36 – Counties.”

Washington Superior Court in and for Thurston County. “Jefferson County v. Chehalis County.” [1905]. Decree establishing the boundary line between said counties.

Washington Territory. Laws of the Territory of Washington. 6th-11th sess. Olympia, 1858-1863. Title varies. The early session laws of Washington Territory. Cited as Wash. Terr. Laws.