Washington statehood bill is introduced in U.S. Congress on December 10, 1878.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 11/05/1998
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 228

On December 10, 1878, the first bill for Washington statehood is introduced in the United States Congress. The boundary includes the Idaho panhandle.

Statehood was not actually achieved until November 11, 1889.


J. Orin Oliphant, "Bills Ilustrating the Movement for the Admission of Washington into the Union," The Pacific Northwest Quarterly, Vol. 37 , No. 4 (1946), p. 340.

Licensing: This essay is licensed under a Creative Commons license that encourages reproduction with attribution. Credit should be given to both HistoryLink.org and to the author, and sources must be included with any reproduction. Click the icon for more info. Please note that this Creative Commons license applies to text only, and not to images. For more information regarding individual photos or images, please contact the source noted in the image credit.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License
Major Support for HistoryLink.org Provided By: The State of Washington | Patsy Bullitt Collins | Paul G. Allen Family Foundation | Museum Of History & Industry | 4Culture (King County Lodging Tax Revenue) | City of Seattle | City of Bellevue | City of Tacoma | King County | The Peach Foundation | Microsoft Corporation, Other Public and Private Sponsors and Visitors Like You