Benton County, Oregon Genealogy

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United States > Oregon > Benton County
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Contents

County Courthouse

Benton County Courthouse, 1889
Benton Plaza Building
408 SW Monroe Ave
Suite 111, Mezzanine Level
Corvallis, OR 97339-3020

Records held at County Courthouse

  • Record Loss:

History

Thomas Hart Benton, U.S. Senator
  • Named after Thomas Hart Benton, U.S. Senator from Missouri, who advocated U.S. control over Oregon Country.
  • Trivia Tidbits: Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.

Parent County

  • Created 23 December 1847 from Polk County.[1]

Boundary Changes

  • Parts were taken to create Lincoln County 20 February 1893 and Umpqua County 28 January 1851.[1]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities
  • Corvallis
  • Monroe
  • Philomath
Communities
  • Alder
  • Alpine
  • Alsea
  • Bellfountain
  • Blodgett
  • Calloway
  • Dawson
  • Dry Creek
  • Flynn
  • Glenbrook
  • Greenberry
  • Harris
  • Hoskins
  • Kings Valley
  • Kopplein
  • Lewisburg
  • Noon
  • North Albany
  • Peak
  • Russell
  • Summit
  • Wren

Neighboring Counties

Lane | Lincoln | Linn | Polk

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Church History and Records

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).