Columbia County, Oregon Genealogy

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Guide to Columbia County Oregon genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


Columbia County, Oregon
Map of Oregon highlighting Columbia County
Location in the state of Oregon
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Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Founded January 16, 1854
County Seat St. Helens
Address Columbia County Courthouse
244 Strand Street
St. Helens, OR 97051
Phone: 503.397.3796
Columbia County Website

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage records from 1890,
divorce and court records from 1854 and probate records from 1880. [1]

Records Held at the Courthouse

  • Record Loss:

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Oregon , Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Quick Facts


Named for the Columbia River, which forms the northern and eastern boundaries.

Parent County

16 January 1854: from Washington County. [2]

Boundary Changes

  • No parts were taken to create any county.

Places / Localities

Populated Places


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Clatskanie | Columbia City | Prescott | Rainier | St. Helens | Scappoose | Vernonia


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Apiary | Goble | Mist | Pittsburg | Riverside | Warren

Neighboring Counties

Clatsop | Multnomah | Tillamook | Washington | Washington counties: Cowlitz | Clark | Wahkiakum



For a detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see Columbia County, Oregon Cemeteries.

The following is a list of cemeteries in Columbia County:

  • Apiary Cemetery
  • Bayview Memorial Cemetery
  • Bethany Memorial Cemetery
  • Cedar Hill Cemetery (Bryant Cemetery)
  • Columbia Memorial Gardens
  • Fairview Cemetery
  • Fishhawk Cemetery
  • Green Mountain Cemetery
  • Hudson Cemetery
  • Kinder Cemetery
  • Knights of Pythias Cemetery
  • Kobel Cemetery
  • Maplewood Cemetery
  • Mayger Cemetery
  • Mist Cemetery
  • Murray Hill Cemetery
  • Neer City Cemetery
  • North Cemetery of Clear Creek
  • Old Yankton Cemetery (Yankton Union Cemetery)
  • Saint Helens Pioneer Masonic Cemetery (German Hill Cemetery)
  • Saint Wenceslaus Catholic Church Cemetery
  • Shiloh Basin Cemetery (Jones Family Cemetery)
  • Stewart Creek Cemetery
  • Vernonia Memorial Cemetery
  • Vernonia Pioneer Cemetery
  • Welter Family Cemetery
  • Whittig Cemetery
  • Woodbine Cemetery
  • Yankton Hillcrest Cemetery


Territorial and State Census Records (Extant)
  • 1845 (as part of Tuality County, aka Twality or Twalitain)
  • 1849 (as part of Tuality County, aka Twality or Twalitain)
  • 1853 (as part of Washington County)
  • 1865
Federal Census Records (Extant)
  • 1850
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records

Court Records



Land and Property

Wiki articles describing land records online are found at Oregon, Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)


Military History and Records


Probate Records


Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers


Columbia County Oregon Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Columbia County, Oregon page 572, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. WorldCat 50140092 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].