Lincoln County, Oregon Genealogy

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Guide to Lincoln County, Oregon ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Lincoln County, Oregon
Map of Oregon highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the state of Oregon, United States Genealogy
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Founded February 20, 1893
County Seat Newport
Address Lincoln County Courthouse
225 W Olive Street
Newport, OR 97365
Phone: 541.265.4131
Lincoln County Website

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States. The County is located in the northwest area of the state. [1]

Lincoln County, Oregon Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1907 1893 1907 1855 1893 1867 1845
*Statewide registration for births and deaths in 1903. General compliance year unknown.

County Courthouse

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County Clerk has birth and death records 1907-1916,
marriage records from 1905, land records from 1893,
military discharge records from 1945 and voter
registration from 1920.
District Court has divorce, probate and court records. [3]

Lincoln County Courthouse

Quick Facts[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Lincoln County, Oregon

20 February 1893: The county was created from Benton and Polk Counties. Named for Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States of America. The irony is that he was offered Governorship of Oregon Territory but he turned it down and it was offered to Joseph Lane instead. [4]

County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Lincoln County Court House as of September 2004.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Oregon County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Oregon County Boundary Maps" (1843-1975) may be viewed for free at the website.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

The following are locations in the county:[5]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator

Unincorporated communities
Native American communities
Census-designated places

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Benton | Lane | Polk | Tillamook

Trivia Tidbits[edit | edit source]

Information about localities, too small or too brief to describe in separate pages. Exception to this are Post Offices. Trivia Tidbits

Resources[edit | edit source]

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Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county Family History Library
ORGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
ORGenWeb Archives FamilySearch Places
Tombstone Project
Billion Graves
See Oregon Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 3,575
1910 5,587 56.3%
1920 6,084 8.9%
1930 9,903 62.8%
1940 14,549 46.9%
1950 21,308 46.5%
1960 24,635 15.6%
1970 25,755 4.5%
1980 35,264 36.9%
1990 38,889 10.3%
2000 44,479 14.4%
2010 46,034 3.5%
Source: "".

Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Tillamook CountyPolk CountyBenton CountyLane CountyOR LINCOLN.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Military History and Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

World War I[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Rivers and Waterways[edit | edit source]

Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them. >> Rivers and Waterways

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

See also How to order Oregon Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for Oregon Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.

Birth Records[edit | edit source]

Delayed Birth Certificates

Birth Registers

Marriage Records[edit | edit source]

Death Records[edit | edit source]

Societies, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Lincoln County Historical Society
545 Sw 9th St
Newport 97365-4726
Facebook Page

North Lincoln County Historical Museum
4907 SW Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367
Facebook Page

Lincoln County Genealogical Society
c/o Toledo Public Library
173 NW 7th Street
Toledo, OR 97391
Facebook Page

Lincoln County Library District
141 NW 11th
Newport, OR 97365

Chinook Library Network
12 Libraries Listed
141 NW 11th St
Newport, OR 97365
Facebook Page

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Websites[edit | edit source]

Lincoln County Oregon Genealogy References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Lincoln, Oregon" in,_Oregon accessed 28 Nov 2018
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lincoln County, Oregon . Page 572-574 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 563-564.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lincoln County, Oregon page 573, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. WorldCat 50140092FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Lincoln County, Oregon," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_Oregon, accessed 6 November 2018.