Benton County, Oregon Genealogy

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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
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[[Image:Benton-thomashart.jpg|thumb|right|185px|Thomas Hart Benton, U.S. Senator]]
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*Named after Thomas Hart Benton, U.S. Senator from Missouri, who advocated U.S. control over [[Oregon Country|Oregon Country]].
 
*[[Trivia Tidbits, Benton County, Oregon|Trivia Tidbits:]] Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.
 
*[[Trivia Tidbits, Benton County, Oregon|Trivia Tidbits:]] Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*Created 23 December 1847 from Polk County. Named after Thomas Hart Benton, U.S. Senator from Missouri, who advocated U.S. control over [[Oregon Country|Oregon Country]].
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*Created 23 December 1847 from Polk County.
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cpbentondescrip.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Benton County Court House as of July 2006.  
 
[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cpbentondescrip.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Benton County Court House as of July 2006.  
  
=== Record Loss ===
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=== Record Loss ===
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==

Revision as of 04:54, 1 October 2008

United States > Oregon > Benton County
File:Or-benton.png
showing location of Benton County

Contents

County Courthouse

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.

Boundary Changes

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

Records held at County Courthouse

County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Benton County Court House as of July 2006.

Record Loss

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

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References