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Oysterville

Oysterville is an unincorporated community in Pacific County, Washington, United States. First settled in 1841 by John Douglas, who married a local Chinook woman, Oysterville was established and named in 1854 by J.A. Clark.[1] It was a hub of oyster farming as the name suggests. It was the seat of Pacific County until the seat was relocated to South Bend in 1893. On February 3, 1893, all of the county records and books were stolen in order to move the county seat from Oysterville to South Bend, Washington. However, it had been agreed upon that the seat would be moved to South Bend. There is a sign telling the story of this incident across from the historical Oysterville school. The town has several historic buildings, including a school house and historic homes, many built prior to 1880. Most of the buildings in this once prosperous town have been lost to the sea and the elements.