Polk County, Oregon Genealogy

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Polk county was created from Yamhill County 22 Decemeber 1845. Named James K. Polk, the 11th president of the United States. Parts were taken for Benton 23 Dec 1847, Lincoln 20 February 1893, Tillamook 15 Dec 1853.

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.

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

Unincorporated Communities: 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

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

Neighboring Counties: Benton | Lincoln | Linn | Marion | Tillamook | Yamhill

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

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