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The Washington State Legislature created Chelan County on March 13, 1899. Chelan County embraces the drainages of the Wenatchee River, the Entiat River, and Lake Chelan, and the Chelan River for a total of 2,920 square miles. Irrigation has transformed the arid valleys into agricultural treasure houses and the home to Washington apples and the ubiquitous Aplet and Cotlet confections. Hydroelectric development has lived up to the Wenatchee Daily World's claim as the "Power Belt of the State of Washington." Almost 90 percent of the county is owned by the state and federal governments (Source: The Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History,

1900 Chelan Co WA Census

(Source: Original census images,, abs by SE)

Mission Pct

ED 24

Sheet 8, June 20 1900

70/174 Coombs Roy, Lodger, W, M, 19, b Mar 1881, Single, b ENG ENG ENG, Day Laborer, immigrated 1882

Chewaukum Pct

ED 24

p. 22A Sheet 9, June 21 1900

175/182 Coombs John, Lodger, W, M, 20, b Feb 18??, Single, b. ENG ENG ENG, Day Laborer, immigrated 1881

Important: All Records collected for this county may not have been added here as yet. See also the Combs Research List Archives