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Douglas County was created in 1883 and the county seat is Waterville. It is a predominantly rural county located in north central Washington. The county's proximity to Grand Coulee Dam just over the county line (spanning the Columbia River between Okanogan and Grant counties), as well as the four Columbia River dams within the county have over time provided work for thousands of Douglas County residents. The Columbia River, either flowing through its channel or constricted in equalizing reservoirs behind dams, almost completely encircles Douglas County, which is bordered by Chelan County to the west, Okanogan County to the north, Grant County to the east/southeast, and a small part of Kittitas County to the south. Agriculture, especially apple, pear, and cherry orchards, and wheat, provides a significant percentage of the county's employment (Source: The Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History,

1910 Douglas Co, WA Census

Roll: T624_1656

Submitted by Deb Coombs

Sagebrush; ED: 51

p. 12A;

Harry D Coombes 32 m1 10 TX, IN IN, farmer
Martha L wife 30 m1 10 4 4 MO IL KY none
Oscar C son 10 WA TX MO none
Izora M daughter 4 WA TX MO none
Nellie M daughter 2 WA TX MO none
Christina G daughter 2?/12 WA TX MO none
Elmer M lodger 21 s KS IA MA None

Note: Harvey D Coombes and Martha Lucretia PRUITT. Is this the HD Combs s/o GM Combs found in the 1880 Gonzales Co, TX Census?

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