Polk County, Oregon Genealogy
Polk County Clerk
850 Main Street
Dallas, OR 97338-3179
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.
- County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Polk County Court House as of August 2007.
- Record Loss:
23 Dec 1847: Benton County set off.
15 Dec 1853: Tillamook County set off.
20 February 1893: Lincoln County set off.
Places / Localities
Grand Ronde (Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community - specifically Chasta, Kalapuya, Molalla, Rogue River, Klickitat, Chinook, Tillamook, French-Canadian (Iroqouian).
- 1849 Transcription and Index
- 1856 Transcription and Index
Trivia Tidbits: Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.