Constitutional Authority for Counties

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Posted by Two Cities on October 28, 1997 at 11:34:59:

The state of Washington has a constitution adopted in 1878.
The Washington Constitution is recognized and named at Article II,
Section 1 of the Constitution of the State of Washington (1889).

Article XI, Section 1 (1889)
The several counties of the Territory of Washington existing at the
time of the adoption of this Constitution are hereby recognized as
legal subdivisions of this state.

If Washington already exists, it already has counties. They passed the
veil in 1878, and the territory was extinguished.

So what is the "Territory of Washington"? What are the several counties
of this entity? And what "new" legal subdivisions are created for "this state" (Washington)?

Could this be County of Xxxx, XXXX COUNTY, COUNTY OF XXXX?

What is the one naming convention for the counties that passed in 1878?

Could it be "county of Xxxx", and "Xxxx" is the name of the corporate
entity representing the county?

Property transfers have been in continual flow for over 100 years, with respect
to legal locus. Reed your deeds. The W.M. (Willamette Meridian) coordinates remain
the same, but c(C)ounty descriptors do not.

The pre-printed forms provide for County of ________ , COUNTY OF _______, etc.,
as if the entry in the blank space is the only thing that matters.

Any additional information and insight appreciated. And a thank you to the
many insightful comments by the Common Right Group. If you wouldn't mind sinking
your teeth into this. I'm not trying to be snooty.

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