Cowlitz County is an area of fertile bottom lands and forested
Coast and Cascade Range country in southwestern Washington.
The name was adopted from the Indian Cow e liskee or Cow e
liske, meaning river of shifting sands. The area was established
as Cowlitz County by the Washington Territorial Legislature
on April 22, 1854.
1956 bulletin from the County Agricultural Data Series created by NASS, then known as the Crop and Livestock
Reporting Service. Links are to different chapters within the bulletin and are in Adobe PDF format.