Wasco County, Oregon Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki
Revision as of 06:48, 7 January 2011 by (talk) (<A script created by the FamilySearch Wiki Engineering Team modified a link on this page so it will not break when the Family History Library Catalog changes in late December.>)

Jump to: navigation, search
United States Gotoarrow.png Oregon Gotoarrow.png Wasco County

County Courthouse


511 Washington Street, Room 201
The Dalles, Oregon 97058
(541) 506-2530 Phone

Quick Facts

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Wasco County, Oregon

Parent Counties

11 January 1854: Wasco county was created from Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Lane, Linn, and Marion Counties . Named for the Wasco (or Wascopam), a Chinook tribe on the south side. [1]

  • Records Held at the Courthouse

County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Wasco County Court House as of October 2005.

  • Record Loss:

Boundary Changes

22 September 1862: Baker County set off.

27 September 1862: Umatilla County set off.

24 October 1874: Lake County set off.

24 October 1882: Crook County set off.

14 October 1864: Grant County set off.

25 February 1885: Gilliam County set off.

25 February 1889: Sherman County set off.

23 June 1908: Hood River County set off.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Please do not format these pages unless you have contents to add to them.

Antelope | Dufur | Maupin | Mosier | Shaniko | The Dalles

Please do not format these pages unless you have contents to add to them.

Boyd | Chenoweth | Friend | Pine Hollow | Pine Grove | Rice | Rowena | Tygh Valley | Wamic

Neighboring Counties

Clackamas | Gilliam | Hood River | Jefferson | Marion | Sherman | Wheeler | Klickitat, Washington





  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records

Court Records



Land and Property


Military History and Records


Probate Records


Vital Records

Many early marriages are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Societies, Libraries and Museums



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