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''[[United States|United States]] > [[Oregon|Oregon]] > Polk County''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] > [[Oregon|Oregon]] > Polk County''  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.polk.or.us/Clerk/default.asp http://www.co.polk.or.us/Clerk/default.asp]<br>Polk County Clerk<br>850 Main Street<br>Room 201<br>Dallas, OR 97338-3179<br>503-623-9217<br>
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== Quick Facts  ==
 
== Quick Facts  ==
  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
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'''23 Dec 1847:''' [[Benton County, Oregon|Benton]]  
 
 
'''23 Dec 1847:''' [[Benton County, Oregon|Benton]]
 
  
 
'''15 Dec 1853:''' [[Tillamook County, Oregon|Tillamook]] set off.  
 
'''15 Dec 1853:''' [[Tillamook County, Oregon|Tillamook]] set off.  
  
'''20 February 1893:''' [[Lincoln County, Oregon|Lincoln]] set off.  
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'''20 February 1893:''' [[Lincoln County, Oregon|Lincoln]] set off.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==

Revision as of 08:23, 4 March 2009

United States > Oregon > Polk County

County Courthouse

http://www.co.polk.or.us/Clerk/default.asp
Polk County Clerk
850 Main Street
Room 201
Dallas, OR 97338-3179
503-623-9217

Quick Facts

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

The county seat is Dallas. It was formerly named Cynthian.

Boundary Changes

23 Dec 1847: Benton

15 Dec 1853: Tillamook set off.

20 February 1893: Lincoln set off.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities

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

Communities

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

Resources

Biographies

Census

  • 1849 Transcription and Index
  • 1856 Transcription and Index

Church Records

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

Genealogy Websites

The Polk County GenWeb Project, part of The ORGenWeb Project, a state project affiliated with The USGenWeb Project.