The Washington County Records contain the records of local county government departments from 1870 to 1957. Each series represents a department. The County Clerk material, 1916-1920, is comprised of correspondence between local, state and federal government officials, and businesses. The County Treasurer’s material, 1879-1954, contains tax records, financial records, school reports, and bonds. The County Court Records, 1870-1940, hold records of the court such as fine receipts, court docket books, and individual trial records. The County Sheriff Records, 1932-1956, document arrests during the years when Antone Prince served as County Sheriff.
Also of possible interest are the informal records kept by Thomas P. Cottam during his time as County Assessor & Collector that are part of the Thomas P. Cottam collection (MC 14). These may contain similar or supplementary information to the County Assessor Records and span the years 1895-1900.