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Whitman County, Washington

Whitman County Washington
US county information
NameWhitman County
StateWashington
SeatColfax
Largest cityPullman
US Area
Total Area2178 sq mi (5641 km2)
Land Area2159 sq mi (5591.8 km2)
Water Area18 sq mi (46.6 km2)
Population44776 (2010)
Density8/km2 (20.7/sq mi)
FoundedNovember 29, 1871
Named forMarcus Whitman
Time zonePacific
Time zonePacific: UTC-8/-7: -8/-7

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Whitman County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. As of the 2010 census, the population was 44,776, with the majority living in its largest city, Pullman, home to Washington State University, the state's land-grant university. The county seat is at Colfax.

Whitman County was formed out of Stevens County on 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.


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