Benton County, Oregon Genealogy
Guide to Benton County, Oregon ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Benton County, Oregon|
Location in the state of Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
|Founded||December 23, 1847|
|Address|| Benton County Courthouse|
180 NW 5th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330-4777
Benton County Website
- 1 County Information
- 2 Quick Facts
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources
- 4.1 Cemeteries
- 4.2 Census
- 4.3 Church History and Records
- 4.4 Court
- 4.5 Gazetteers
- 4.6 History
- 4.7 Land and Property
- 4.8 Maps
- 4.9 Military History and Records
- 4.10 Newspapers
- 4.11 Probate Records
- 4.12 Rivers and Waterways
- 4.13 Taxation
- 4.14 Vital Records
- 5 Societies, Libraries and Museums
- 6 Websites
- 7 References
The County was named for Thomas Hart Benton, a U.S. Senator who advocated American control over the Oregon Country. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.
Benton County, Oregon Record Dates
County Clerk has birth and death records from 1907
marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1850
and military discharge records from 1919. 
Records held at County Courthouse
- County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Benton County Court House as of July 2006.
- Record Loss:
A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:
Named after Thomas Hart Benton, U.S. Senator from Missouri, who advocated U.S. control over Oregon Country.
For animated maps illustrating Oregon County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Oregon County Boundary Maps" (1843-1975) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
Places / Localities
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator.
The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:
Information about localities, too small or too brief to describe in separate pages. Exception to this are Post Offices. > Trivia Tidbits
|Tombstone Transcriptions Online||Tombstone Transcriptions in Print||List of Cemeteries in the county|
|Findagrave.com||Family History Library||Findagrave.com|
|See Oregon Cemeteries for more information.|
- 1853 Territorial Transcription and Index
- 1854 Territorial Transcription and Index
Church History and Records
Land and Property
Military History and Records
- 1861-1865 - Oregon, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865 at FamilySearch — index
World War I
- 1921-1938 - Oregon, World War I, Veteran State Aid Applications, 1921-1938 at FamilySearch — index and images
- 1850-1885 - Benton County Oregon list of probate files SAMPUBCO - Browsable index of testators of wills. - free
Rivers and Waterways
Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them. >> Rivers and Waterways
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.
Delayed Birth Certificates
- Extractions of early marriages are listed on the Western States Marriage Index
- Marriage Index 1885-1896 Actually is a book of affiants reporting the marriages. Historical Records Collection
Societies, Libraries and Museums
Benton County Genealogical Society
PO Box 1646
Benton County Historical Society
1101 Main Street
Benton County History Ctr
110 Nw 3rd St
Family History Centers
Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.
- Corvallis Oregon Family History Center4141 NW Harrison Blvd. Corvallis OR 97330 United States Location on Map
- Benton County, OR History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Oregon Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Oregon Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- The Benton County GenWeb Project, an member of The ORGenWeb Project
- The USGenWeb Archives Project for Benton County
- The USGenWeb Archives Project for Benton County
- FamilySearch.org FamilySearch Catalog for Benton County
- Oregon, Benton County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Wikipedia contributors, "Benton, Oregon" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benton_County,_Oregon accessed 27 Nov 2018
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Benton County, Oregon page 572, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- WorldCat 50140092Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
- Wikipedia contributors, "Benton County, Oregon," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benton_County,_Oregon, accessed 13 September 2018.