Polk County, Oregon Genealogy

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United States > Oregon > Polk County

County Courthouse

Polk County Clerk
850 Main Street
Room 201
Dallas, OR 97338-3179

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 County set off.

15 Dec 1853: Tillamook County set off.

20 February 1893: Lincoln County set off.

Places / Localities

Populated Places


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


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




  • 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.