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Clallam County



Founded: April 26, 1854

Clallam County
Sheriff's Office

22 East 4th Street, Suite 12
Port Angeles, WA 98302

Phone: 360.417.2262
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Clallam County is the northern most county on the Olympic Peninsula. As of 2007 the estimated population was 68,500. The county seat is at Port Angeles, which is also the county's largest city. "Clallam" derives from a Klallam word meaning "the strong people."

Located in Clallam County is Cape Alava, the westernmost point in both Washington and the continental United States, with a longitude of 124 degrees, 43 minutes and 59 seconds. Also, near Cape Alava is Ozette, the westernmost town in the continental United States.

Clallam County was formed on April 26, 1854.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,670 square miles, of which, 1,739 square miles of it is land and 931 square miles of it (34.86%) is water. The population density is 36 per square mile.


Principal Communities:
  • Port Angeles (County Seat)
  • Sequim
  • Forks
  • Carlsborg
  • Neah Bay
  • Blyn
  • Port Angeles East
  • River Road
  • Bell Hill

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Sheriff Bill Benedict
Took Office: January 1, 2007

Employees: 88
Budget: $9.5 million

Clallam County Courthouse County Seat: Port Angeles