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''[[United States|United States]] > [[Oregon|Oregon]] > Josephine County'' [[Image:Or-josephine.png|right|300px]]  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oregon|Oregon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Josephine County''
  
== History and Tidbits  ==
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'''Josephine county''' was created from [[Umpqua County, Oregon|Umpqua]] County 22 January 1856.  According to ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Geographic_Names Oregon Geographic Names]'', the county is probably named after a stream in the area called Josephine Creek, which in turn is probably named after Virginia Josephine Rollins Ort.
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The county seat is Grants Pass.
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cpjosephinedescrip.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Josephine County Court House as of September 2005.  
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[http://www.co.josephine.or.us/ &nbsp;]<br>[http://www.co.josephine.or.us/ Josephine County Courthouse]<br>500 NW 6th Street<br>Grants Pass, OR 97526<br>Phone: 541.474.5243<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1857.<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, probate and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Josephine County, Oregon page 573, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
=== Cities ===
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=== Records Held at the Courthouse ===
  
Cave Junction | Grants Pass
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*[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cpjosephinedescrip.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Josephine County Court House as of September 2005.
  
=== Unincorporated Communities  ===
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Allentown | Althouse | Bridgeview | Brown City | Browntown | California Bar | Dryden | Fruitdale | Galice | Golden | Greenback | Holland | Hugo | Kerby | Leland | Merlin | Murphy | New Hope | O’Brien | Placer | Pleasant Valley | Rand | Redwood | Selma | Speaker | Sunny Valley | Takilma | Three Pines | Wilderville | Williams | Williamsburg | Wolf Creek | Wonder
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=== Quick Facts  ===
  
== Neighboring Counties  ==
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{{Wikipedia|Josephine County, Oregon}}
  
[[Curry County, Oregon|Curry]] | [[Douglas County, Oregon|Douglas]] | [[Jackson County, Oregon|Jackson]] | California counties: [[Del Norte, California|Del Norte]] | [[Siskiyou County, California|Siskiyou]]  
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Named for Virginia Josephine Rollins Ort, the first white woman to settle in southern Oregon.
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''22 January 1856:''' Created from [[Umpqua County, Oregon|Umpqua]] County. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} ▲ {{FHL|1049485|item}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>
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[[Cave Junction, Oregon|Cave Junction]] | [[Grants Pass, Oregon|Grants Pass]]
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[[Galice, Oregon|Galice]] | [[Fruitdale, Oregon|Fruitdale]] | [[Harbeck, Oregon|Harbeck]] | [[Kerby, Oregon|Kerby]] | [[Merlin, Oregon|Merlin]] | [[O'Brien, Oregon|O'Brien]] | [[Redwood, Oregon|Redwood]] | [[Selma, Oregon|Selma]] | [[Sunny Valley, Oregon|Sunny Valley]] | [[Takilma, Oregon|Takilma]] | [[Waldo, Oregon|Waldo]] | [[Williams, Oregon|Williams]] | [[Wolf Creek, Oregon|Wolf Creek]]
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[[Almeda, Oregon|Almeda]] | [[Altamont, Josephine County, Oregon|Altamont]] |
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
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[[Curry County, Oregon|Curry]] | [[Douglas County, Oregon|Douglas]] | [[Jackson County, Oregon|Jackson]] | '''California '''counties: [[Del Norte County, California|Del Norte]] | [[Siskiyou County, California|Siskiyou]]
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==== Trivia Tidbits ====
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Information about localities, too small or too brief to describe in separate pages. Exception to this are Post Offices. [[Josephine County, Oregon Trivia Tidbits|&gt; Trivia Tidbits]]  
  
 
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=== Rivers and Waterways  ===
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Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them. [[Josephine County, Oregon Rivers and Waterways|&gt;&gt; Rivers and Waterways]]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Cave Junction Oregon Family History Center]]
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*[[Grants Pass Oregon Family History Center]]
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== Websites ==
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*[http://orgenweb.org/josephine/ The Josephine County GenWeb Project] part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Josephine/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/josephine/josephinetoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/josephine/josephinetoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] (Backup site)
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== References ==
  
[http://orgenweb.org/josephine/ The Josephine County GenWeb Project] part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]], a state project affiliated with [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]
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County Courthouse

 
Josephine County Courthouse
500 NW 6th Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Phone: 541.474.5243

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1857.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, probate and court records. [1]

Records Held at the Courthouse

  • Record Loss:

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Josephine County, Oregon

Named for Virginia Josephine Rollins Ort, the first white woman to settle in southern Oregon.

Parent County

22 January 1856: Created from Umpqua County. [2]

Boundary Changes

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities

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Cave Junction | Grants Pass

Communities

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

Galice | Fruitdale | Harbeck | Kerby | Merlin | O'Brien | Redwood | Selma | Sunny Valley | Takilma | Waldo | Williams | Wolf Creek

Defunct Post Offices

Almeda | Altamont |

Neighboring Counties

Curry | Douglas | Jackson | California counties: Del Norte | Siskiyou

Trivia Tidbits

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

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

  • 1850
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records

Court Records

Gazetteers

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Rivers and Waterways

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

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Josephine County, Oregon page 573, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. WorldCat 50140092FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)