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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oregon|Oregon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Polk County'' [[Image:Or-polk.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
[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  
 
[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  
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Dallas was formerly named Cynthian.
  
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
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{{Wikipedia|Polk County, Oregon}}  
 
{{Wikipedia|Polk County, Oregon}}  
  
'''22 Decemeber 1845:''' Polk county was created from [[Yamhill County, Oregon|Yamhill]] County. Named James K. Polk, the 11th president of the United States.  
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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>
 
 
The county seat is Dallas. It was formerly named Cynthian.  
 
  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/polk/polktoc.htm USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/polk/polktoc.htm USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207207 FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog]
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207207 FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog]
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== References ==
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[[Category:Polk_County,_Oregon]]
 
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Revision as of 05:54, 28 September 2010

United States Gotoarrow.png Oregon Gotoarrow.png 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

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. [1]

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

Communities
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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

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

Gazetteers

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military History and Records

Newspapers

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Websites

Websites

References

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