Josephine County, Oregon

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'''Josephine county''' was created from [[Umpqua County|Umpqua]] County 22 January 1856.&nbsp; 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.<br><br>The county seat is Grants Pass.<br>
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'''Josephine county''' was created from [[Umpqua County, Oregon|Umpqua]] County 22 January 1856.&nbsp; 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.<br><br>The county seat is Grants Pass.<br>
  
 
[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.<br>
 
[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.<br>
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Neighboring Counties: [[Curry County, Oregon|Curry]] | [[Douglas County, Oregon|Douglas]] | [[Jackson County, Oregon|Jackson]] | [[Del Norte, California|Del Norte]], California | [[Siskiyou County, California|Siskiyou]], California
 
Neighboring Counties: [[Curry County, Oregon|Curry]] | [[Douglas County, Oregon|Douglas]] | [[Jackson County, Oregon|Jackson]] | [[Del Norte, California|Del Norte]], California | [[Siskiyou County, California|Siskiyou]], California
  
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Revision as of 20:40, 11 April 2008

Josephine county was created from Umpqua County 22 January 1856.  According to 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.

The county seat is Grants Pass.

County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Josephine County Court House as of September 2005.


Cities: Cave Junction | Grants Pass

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

Genealogy Websites: The Josephine County GenWeb Project part of The ORGenWeb Project, a state project affiliated with The USGenWeb Project

Neighboring Counties: Curry | Douglas | Jackson | Del Norte, California | Siskiyou, California

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