Photo: John and Kate Dougherty Farmstead, ca. 1888, 26524 Cherry Valley Rd. NE, Duvall, Washington. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. Photographed by Joe Mabel (own work), 2009, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed November, 2014.
The King County Courthouse is located at 516 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104; phone: 206-296-0109.
King County was established December 22, 1852 and was named for William Rufus DeVane King [1786-1853] who served for about 6 weeks as Vice President of the U.S. (under Franklin Pierce). King was known to have been terminally ill when elected.