about columbia title

Columbia Title Company is the successor in a long history of real estate pioneers and professionals. 


This began with the acquisition of Pioneer Title Company of Walla Walla in 2005.  Originating from the roots of Fort Walla Walla, one of the oldest settlements this side of the Rocky Mountains, the Dean – McLean Abstract Company was established in 1889 and has remained as the original abstract company in Walla Walla County. 


Real estate abstract companies at the time provided a record of ALL the different interests in the property ownership.  Overtime Abstract companies began issuing insurance polices with a monetary guarantee of the reports content assuring buyers and lenders of their work. 


One of the many stalwarts of this rich history is Duke Dean, the nephew of one co-founder.  Renowned for his knowledge and tenure, Duke worked in the office from his high school days through his nineties.  He is credited for the extensive archives, maps and other historic documents that have been maintained and updated ever since.  This title plant, now owned and managed by Columbia Title Company, is by far the oldest, most complete and current property index in Walla Walla County.


Columbia County Title Company of Dayton Washington also has a rich history beginning as an abstract company two years earlier in 1887.  Notable family names of this company being Payne and Wallace as local owners and managers through the 1990’s. 


2014 marked a significant step in economic and geographic coverage with the acquisition of the Marshall Title Company’s property index and a local escrow office in the Tri-Cities (Benton and Franklin County).   With offices in Southeast Washington and affiliate offices in Northeast Oregon, Columbia Title Company provides truly local service at each office with the resources of a regional service provider.

Elkhorn Title Company

Elkhorn Title Company is the only locally-owned title company in Baker County.

Eastern Oregon Title Company

Eastern Oregon Title Inc. has been locally owned and operated since 1977. We have proudly served Union County for over 40 years with dedication and integrity.

Operating in a building the owner, Russell Lester, designed himself, Eastern Oregon Title Inc. conducts escrow transactions, property searches, and collection account services.


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