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County Courthouse

Clackamas County Office of the County Clerk
2051 Kaen Rd, 2nd floor
Oregon City, OR 97045

Records held at the Courthouse

  • Record Loss

Quick Facts

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Clackamas County, Oregon

Named after the Native Americans living in the area, the Clackamas Indians, part of the Chinookan people.

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

Parent County

5 July 1843: Clackamas county was created from the Oregon Territory. [1]

Boundary Changes

11 January 1854: Wasco County set off.

22 December 1854: Multhomah County set off.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

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Barlow | Canby | Damascus | Estacada | Gladstone | Happy Valley | Johnson City | Lake Oswego | Milwaukie | Molalla | Oregon City | Portland | Rivergrove | Sandy | Tualatin | West Linn | Wilsonville

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Beavercreek | Mulino | Stafford

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Mount Hood Village

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Barton | Boring | Brightwood | Carver | Colton | Cottrell | Eagle Creek | Government Camp | Jennings Lodge | Liberal | Marmot | Marquam | Marylhurst | Oak Grove | Oatfield | Redland | Rhododendron | Riverside | Springwater | Wankers Corner | Welches | Wemme | Yoder | Zigzag

Neighboring Counties

Hood River | Marion | Multnomah | Wasco | Washington | Yamhill

Trivia Tidbits

Information about localities, too small or too brief to describe in separate pages. Exception to this are Post Offices. > Trivia Tidbits




  • 1845  Territorial Original, Transcription and Index
  • 1849  Territorial Transcription and Index
  • 1850
  • 1854 Original, Transcription and Index
  • 1855 State Original
  • 1856 Transcriptions and Index
  • 1857 State Original and Transcription
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records

Court Records



Land and Property



Early migration routes to and from Clackamas County, Oregon Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:

Military History and Records


Probate Records

Rivers and Waterways

Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them. >> Rivers and Waterways


Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family HIstory Centers



  1. WorldCat 50140092 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  2. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map VI" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at (accessed 18 July 2011).


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