Benton County, Oregon Genealogy

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Benton County, Oregon
Map of Oregon highlighting Benton County
Location in the state of Oregon
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Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Founded December 23, 1847
County Seat Corvallis
Address Benton County Courthouse
180 NW 5th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330-4777
Phone: 541.757.6800
Benton County Website

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1907
marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1850
and military discharge records from 1919. [1]

Records held at County Courthouse

  • Record Loss:

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Oregon, Benton County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Quick Facts

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Benton County, Oregon

Named after Thomas Hart Benton, U.S. Senator from Missouri, who advocated U.S. control over Oregon Country.

Trivia Tidbits: Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.

Parent County

23 December 1847: from Polk County. [2]

Boundary Changes

20 February 1893: Lincoln County. 28 January 1851: Umpqua County.

Places / Localities

Populated Places


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Adair Village | Albany | Corvallis | Monroe | Philomath


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Alder | Alpine | Alsea | Bellfountain | Blodgett | Dawson | Flynn | Glenbrook | Greenberry | Hoskins | Kings Valley | Lewisburg | Noon | Summit | Wren

Neighboring Counties

Lane | Lincoln | Linn | Polk

Trivia Tidbits

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




  • 1850
  • 1853 Territorial Transcription and Index
  • 1854 Territorial Transcription and Index
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records




Land and Property


Military History and Records


Probate Records

Rivers and Waterways

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


Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers



  1. 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.
  2. WorldCat 50140092Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].