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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oregon|Oregon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Polk County''
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== History and Tidbits  ==
 
  
'''Polk county''' was created from [[Yamhill County, Oregon|Yamhill]] County 22 Decemeber 1845. Named James K. Polk, the 11th president of the United States. Parts were taken for [[Benton County, Oregon|Benton]] 23 Dec 1847, [[Lincoln County, Oregon|Lincoln]] 20 February 1893, [[Tillamook County, Oregon|Tillamook]] 15 Dec 1853.<br>
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Guide to '''Polk County Oregon genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
The county seat is Dallas. It was formerly named Cynthian.
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{{ORDC}}
  
[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cppolkdescrip.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Polk County Court House as of August 2007.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Polk County
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| county_map = Oregon Polk County Map.png
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| state = Oregon
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| founded year = 1845
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| founded date = Decemeber 22
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| seat = Dallas
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| building address = Polk County Courthouse<br>850 Main Street Rm 201<br>Dallas, OR 97338<br>Phone: 503.623.9217<br>[http://www.co.polk.or.us/ '''Polk County Website'''] }}
  
=== Cities  ===
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Dallas | Falls City | Independence | Monmouth | Salem | Willamina
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
===== Unincorporated Communities  =====
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County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Polk County, Oregon page 573, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
Airlie | Ballston | Bethel | Bethel Heights | Black Rock | Bowersville | Bridgeport | Broadmead | Brush College | Buell | Buena Vista | Carey | Chapman Corner | Cochrane | Ellendale | Eola | Ferns | Fir Villa | Grand Ronde | Hopville | Independence | Kingwood Park | Lewisville | Lincoln | McCoy | Modeville |Oakdale | Parker | Pedee | Perrydale | Putnam | Rickreall | Salemtowne | Stapleton | Suver | Tucker | Valley Junction | Valsetz | West Salem | Zena  
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[http://www.co.polk.or.us/clerk Clerk of Polk County]
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Dallas was formerly named Cynthian.
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=== Quick Facts  ===
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{{Wikipedia|Polk County, Oregon}}
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'''22 Decemeber 1845:''' Polk county was created from [[Yamhill County, Oregon|Yamhill]] County. Named James K. Polk, the 11th president of the United States. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} ▲ {{FHL|1049485|item}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>
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*[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cppolkdescrip.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Polk County Court House as of August 2007.
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*Record Loss:
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''23 Dec 1847:''' [[Benton County, Oregon|Benton]] County set off.
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'''15 Dec 1853:''' [[Tillamook County, Oregon|Tillamook]] County set off.
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'''20 February 1893:''' [[Lincoln County, Oregon|Lincoln]] County set off.
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== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places  ===
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===== Cities  =====
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[[Dallas, Oregon|Dallas]] | [[Falls City, Oregon|Falls City]] | [[Independence, Oregon|Independence]] | [[Monmouth, Oregon|Monmouth]] | [[Salem, Oregon|Salem]] | [[Willamina, Oregon|Willamina]]
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===== Communities  =====
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[[Airlie, Oregon|Airlie]] | [[Bethel, Polk County, Oregon|Bethel]] | [[Bridgeport, Polk County, Oregon|Bridgeport]] | [[Ellendale, Oregon|Ellendale]] | [[Eola, Oregon|Eola]] | [[Grand Ronde, Oregon|Grand Ronde]] | [[Pedee, Oregon|Pedee]] | [[Perrydale, Oregon|Perrydale]] | [[Rickreall, Oregon|Rickreall]] | [[Valsetz, Oregon|Valsetz]] | [[Zena, Oregon|Zena]]
  
 
===== Indian Reservation  =====
 
===== Indian Reservation  =====
  
*Grand Ronde (Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community - specifically Chasta, Kalapuya, Molalla, Rogue River, Klickitat, Chinook, Tillamook, French-Canadian (Iroqouian).
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Grand Ronde (Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community - specifically Chasta, Kalapuya, Molalla, Rogue River, Klickitat, Chinook, Tillamook, French-Canadian (Iroqouian).  
  
 
== Neighboring Counties  ==
 
== Neighboring Counties  ==
  
 
[[Benton County, Oregon|Benton]] | [[Lincoln County, Oregon|Lincoln]] | [[Linn County, Oregon|Linn]] | [[Marion County, Oregon|Marion]] | [[Tillamook County, Oregon|Tillamook]] | [[Yamhill County, Oregon|Yamhill]]  
 
[[Benton County, Oregon|Benton]] | [[Lincoln County, Oregon|Lincoln]] | [[Linn County, Oregon|Linn]] | [[Marion County, Oregon|Marion]] | [[Tillamook County, Oregon|Tillamook]] | [[Yamhill County, Oregon|Yamhill]]  
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==== Trivia Tidbits  ====
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Information about localities, too small or too brief to describe in separate pages. Exception to this are Post Offices. [[Polk County, Oregon Trivia Tidbits|&gt; Trivia Tidbits]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
=== Biographies ===
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=== Biography ===
  
==== Census  ====
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[[Trivia Tidbits, Polk County, Oregon|Trivia Tidbits:]] Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.
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=== Cemeteries (Rural)  ===
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=83252 Zena Cemetery, Salem] BillionGraves
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=== Census  ===
  
 
*1849 Transcription and Index  
 
*1849 Transcription and Index  
 
*1856 Transcription and Index
 
*1856 Transcription and Index
  
=== Church Records  ===
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=== Church History and Records  ===
  
[[Trivia Tidbits, Polk County, Oregon|Trivia Tidbits:]] Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.  
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=== Court Records  ===
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A wiki artaicle describing an online collection is found [[Oregon, Polk County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oregon, Polk County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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=== Gazetteers  ===
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=== History  ===
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=== Land and Property  ===
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Wiki articles describing land records online are found at [[Oregon, Polk County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oregon, Polk County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
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=== Maps  ===
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=== Military History and Records  ===
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=== Newspapers  ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
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=== Rivers and Waterways  ===
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Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them. [[Polk County, Oregon Rivers and Waterways|&gt;&gt; Rivers and Waterways]]  
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=== Taxation  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
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The Family History Library has copies of some county records as following:
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Linn County records of deaths 1903-1915, 1915-1947 (the cover title of this one is "Register of Physicians, Midwives and Undertakers", death certificates 1903-1947, coroner's inquest 1909-1960, index 1909-1960.
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== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Monmouth Oregon Family History Center]]
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=== Websites  ===
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~orpolk/ The Polk County GenWeb Project], part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Polk/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/polk/polktoc.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/polk/polktoc.htm USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*[[Oregon, Polk County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oregon Polk County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*{{FHL|207207|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
  
== Genealogy Websites ==
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== Polk County Oregon Genealogy References ==
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~orpolk/ The Polk County GenWeb Project], part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]], a state project affiliated with [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project.]]
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Revision as of 19:09, 3 May 2013

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


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Polk County, Oregon
Map
Map of Oregon highlighting Polk County
Location in the state of Oregon
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Facts
Founded Decemeber 22, 1845
County Seat Dallas
Courthouse
Address Polk County Courthouse
850 Main Street Rm 201
Dallas, OR 97338
Phone: 503.623.9217
Polk County Website



County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records. [1]

Clerk of Polk County

Dallas was formerly named Cynthian.

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Polk County, Oregon

22 Decemeber 1845: Polk county was created from Yamhill County. Named James K. Polk, the 11th president of the United States. [2]

Boundary Changes

23 Dec 1847: Benton County set off.

15 Dec 1853: Tillamook County set off.

20 February 1893: Lincoln County set off.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities
Please do not format these pages unless you have contents to add to them.

Dallas | Falls City | Independence | Monmouth | Salem | Willamina

Communities
Please do not format these pages unless you have contents to add to them.

Airlie | Bethel | Bridgeport | Ellendale | Eola | Grand Ronde | Pedee | Perrydale | Rickreall | Valsetz | Zena

Indian Reservation

Grand Ronde (Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community - specifically Chasta, Kalapuya, Molalla, Rogue River, Klickitat, Chinook, Tillamook, French-Canadian (Iroqouian).

Neighboring Counties

Benton | Lincoln | Linn | Marion | Tillamook | Yamhill

Trivia Tidbits

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

Resources

Biography

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

Cemeteries (Rural)

Census

  • 1849 Transcription and Index
  • 1856 Transcription and Index

Church History and Records

Court Records

A wiki artaicle describing an online collection is found Oregon, Polk County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Gazetteers

History

Land and Property

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

Maps

Military History and Records

Newspapers

Probate Records

Rivers and Waterways

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

Taxation

Vital Records

The Family History Library has copies of some county records as following:

Linn County records of deaths 1903-1915, 1915-1947 (the cover title of this one is "Register of Physicians, Midwives and Undertakers", death certificates 1903-1947, coroner's inquest 1909-1960, index 1909-1960.

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers

Websites

Websites

Polk County Oregon Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Polk County, Oregon page 573, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. WorldCat 50140092FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)
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