Grays Harbor County, Washington

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Grays Harbor County is a county in the state of Washington, in the United States of America. As of 2000, the population was 67,194. The county seat is at Montesano, and its largest city is Aberdeen. The county is named after a large estuarine bay near its southwestern corner. On May 7, 1792, Boston fur trader Robert Gray crossed the bar into the bay he called Bullfinch Harbor, but which later cartographers would label Chehalis Bay, then Grays Harbor.[1]

Grays Harbor County was formed out of Thurston County on April 14, 1854. Originally named Chehalis County, it took its present name in 1915.[1][2]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,224 square miles (5,760.1 km2), of which 1,917 square miles (4,965.0 km2) is land and 308 square miles (797.7 km2) (13.83%) is water.

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