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''[[United States|United States]] > [[Oregon|Oregon]] > Wallowa County'' [[Image:Or-wallowa.png|right|400px]]  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]] [[Oregon|Oregon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]] '''Wallowa County'''''
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{ORDC}}
  
[http://www.co.wallowa.or.us/ http://www.co.wallowa.or.us/]  
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[[Image:Or-wallowa.png|right|400px|Or-wallowa.png]]  
  
Wallowa County Courthouse<br>101 S. River Street<br>Enterprise, OR 97828<br>(541) 426-4543<br>
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=== County Courthouse ===
  
== Quick Facts  ==
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[http://www.co.wallowa.or.us/ Wallowa County Courthouse]<br>101 S River Street<br>Enterprise, Or 97828-1300<br>Phone:&nbsp; 541-326-4543<br><br>County Clerk has birth records 1907-1943<br>marriage, land and military records from 1897<br>divorce, probate and court records from 1897-1970<br>and naturalization records 1897-1920.<br>Circuit Court has divorce, probate and court records <br>from 1971. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wasco County, Oregon page 574, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallowa_County,_Oregon Wikipedia]
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'''11 February 1887:''' Wallowa county was created from [[Union County, Oregon|Union]] County.  
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[http://www.co.wallowa.or.us/ Wallowa County Government]
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[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/records/local/county/wallowa/inv/index.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Wallowa County Court House as of August 2009.
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Wallowa County Court is structured differently. Check the County Records Inventory link for addresses for location of records (left column).
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=== Historical Facts  ===
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{{Wikipedia|Wallowa County, Oregon}}
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'''11 February 1887:''' Wallowa county was created from [[Union County, Oregon|Union]] County. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}}; {{FHL|1049485|item}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>
  
 
Named for Wallowa River. Lewis and Clark Expedition journals recorded ''Wil-le-wah''as the name.  
 
Named for Wallowa River. Lewis and Clark Expedition journals recorded ''Wil-le-wah''as the name.  
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
=== Populated Places  ===
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{{Wallowa County, Oregon}} The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.
  
===== Cities =====
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==== Trivia Tidbits ====
  
[[Enterprise, Oregon|Enterprise]] | [[Joseph, Oregon|Joseph]] | [[Lostine, Oregon|Lostine]] | [[Wallowa, Oregon|Wallowa]]
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Information about localities, too small or too brief to describe in separate pages. Exception to this are Post Offices. [[Wallowa County, Oregon Trivia Tidbits|&gt; Trivia Tidbits]]  
 
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===== Communities  =====
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[[Bartlett, Oregon|Bartlett]] | [[Eden, Oregon|Eden]] | [[Evans, Oregon|Evans]] | [[Flora, Oregon|Flora]] | [[Fruita, Oregon|Fruita]] | [[Grouse, Oregon|Grouse]] | [[Imnaha, Oregon|Imnaha]] | [[Lewis, Oregon|Lewis]] | [[Maxville, Oregon|Maxville]] | [[Minam, Oregon|Minam]] | [[Paradise, Oregon|Paradise]] | [[Promise, Oregon|Promise]] | [[Troy, Oregon|Troy]] | [[Zumwalt, Oregon|Zumwalt]]
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
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[[Baker County, Oregon|Baker]] | [[Umatilla County, Oregon|Umatilla]] | [[Union County, Oregon|Union]] | '''Idaho '''counties: [[Adams County, Idaho|Adams]] | [[Idaho County, Idaho|Idaho]] | [[Nez Perce County, Idaho|Nez Perce]] | '''Washington '''counties: [[Asotin County, Washington|Asotin]] | [[Columbia County, Washington|Columbia]] | [[Garfield County, Washington|Garfield]]  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Biography  ====
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=== Biography  ===
  
 
[[Trivia Tidbits, Wallowa County, Oregon|Trivia Tidbits:]] Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.  
 
[[Trivia Tidbits, Wallowa County, Oregon|Trivia Tidbits:]] Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.  
  
#35 years on Smith Mountain <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/10352854 Summit]</ref><br>
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*35 years on Smith Mountain {{WorldCat|10352854}}
#My days in northeast Oregon&nbsp;: a memoir of wagon trains &amp; pack strings in the 1890s <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/53151451 Summit]</ref><br>
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*My days in northeast Oregon: a memoir of wagon trains and pack strings in the 1890s {{WorldCat|53151451}}
#Angel from Paradise&nbsp;: the life &amp; times of a Wallowa County cowboy <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/49728789 Summit]</ref><br>
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*Angel from Paradise: the life and times of a Wallowa County cowboy {{WorldCat|49728789}}
#Of men and mountains <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/20692913/editions Summit]</ref><br>
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*Of men and mountains {{WorldCat|20692913}}
  
==== Cemeteries (Rural)  ====
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=== Cemeteries (Rural and General)  ===
  
Asotin County, Washington, cemeteries; some Garfield and Columbia County, Washington and Wallowa County, Oregon cemeteries : their history and headstone inscriptions <ref>[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&amp;titleno=524152&amp;disp=Asotin+County%2C+Washington%2C+cemeterie%20%20&amp;columns=*,0,0 "FHLC US/CAN Book 979 V3w"]</ref><br>
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Asotin County, Washington, cemeteries; some Garfield and Columbia County, Washington and Wallowa County, Oregon cemeteries: their history and headstone inscriptions {{WorldCat|14515692}}; {{FHL|524152|item}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Census  ===
  
 
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*1930
 
*1930
  
==== Church History and Records  ====
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=== Church History and Records  ===
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=== Court Records  ===
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=== Farms - Ranches  ===
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*Wallowa County brand book, 1921 May 1 {{WorldCat|27077291}}
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*Index to chattel mortgages, Wallowa County, Oregon, 1913-1931 {{FHL|1021793|item}}
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=== Gazetteers  ===
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*Origin of Wallowa County place names {{WorldCat|26989269}}
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=== History  ===
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*About Wallowa County: people, places, images {{WorldCat|45243397}} {{FHL|1017660|item}}
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*An Illustrated history of Union and Wallowa counties: with a brief outline of the early history of the state of Oregon {{WorldCat|35550807}} {{FHL|526978|item}}<ref>[http://www.heritagequestonline.com HQO] - ([[Access Codes|LAR]])</ref>
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*The old and the new: history of the post offices of Wallowa County {{WorldCat|11533878}} {{FHL|678629|item}}
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*The Wallowa country, 1867-1877 {{WorldCat|10977066}} {{FHL|774589|item}}
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*The History of Wallowa County, Oregon {{WorldCat|10570978}}
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*Historical sketches of Wallowa National Forest {{WorldCat|276172917}}
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*Reminiscences of Wallowa County {{WorldCat|10193105}}
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*Wallowa, the land of winding waters {{WorldCat|31939388}}
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*Carving the north end wilderness;: Flora {{WorldCat|12279706}}
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*Bits of Wallowa County lore {{WorldCat|15483800}}
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*This valley&nbsp;: (Wallowa Valley) {{WorldCat|6874397}}
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*The flora country; the hardships and struggles of the Matt Devin family as pioneers in northern Wallowa County, Oregon. {{WorldCat|29720945}}
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*Gateway to the Wallowas {{WorldCat|54510506}}
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*From The Wallowas {{WorldCat|27965682}}
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*Pioneering in the Wallowas: four frontier tales {{WorldCat|18593071}}
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*Heritage of the Wallowas: life as it was {{WorldCat|7853501}}
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*Wallowa County, the Northwest's most scenic area; a land of beauty and opportunity {{WorldCat|5228592}}
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*Memories: a nostalgic look at life in northeast Oregon {{WorldCat|8224326}}
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*Wallowa County, Oregon: a capsule history {{WorldCat|18592973}}
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*The story of Wallowa Lake {{WorldCat|15635920}}
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*The forgotten grist and flour mills of Wallowa County, Oregon: a history of the eight grist or flour mills that have operated in Wallowa County, Oregon {{WorldCat|45375331}}
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*Wallowa County, Oregon&nbsp;: the land of peace, prosperity and happiness {{WorldCat|37724872}}
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=== Land and Property  ===
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=== Maps  ===
  
==== Court Records  ====
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*Map of Wallowa County, Oregon, 1922 {{WorldCat|27993061}}
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*Metsker's atlas of Wallowa County, Oregon, 1935 {{WorldCat|10239215}}
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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=== Military History and Records ===
  
#Origin of Wallowa County place names <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/26989269 Summit]</ref><br>
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=== Newspapers  ===
  
==== Land and Deeds  ====
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See [[Enterprise, Oregon|Enterprise]], [[Joseph, Oregon|Joseph]] and [[Wallowa, Oregon|Wallowa]] for the newspapers published in these cities.
  
==== History ====
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=== Periodicals ===
  
#About Wallowa County: people, places, images <ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45243397 WorldCat]</ref> <ref>[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;titleno=1017660&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;disp=About+Wallowa+County%20%20&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;columns=*,0,0 "FHLC Book 979.573 H2baw"]</ref> <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/45243397 Summit]</ref><br>
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*Signal mountain: Wallowa County's own historical magazine {{WorldCat|38527127}}
#An Illustrated history of Union and Wallowa counties: with a brief outline of the early history of the state of Oregon <ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/35550807/editions WorldCat]</ref> <ref>[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;titleno=526978&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;disp=An+Illustrated+history+of+Union+and+Wall%20%20&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;columns=*,0,0 "FHLC Film 1597664 Item 7"]</ref> <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/16675525 Summit]</ref> <ref>[http://www.heritagequestonline.com HQO]</ref> -([[Access Codes|LAR]])<br>
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#The old and the new: history of the post offices of Wallowa County <ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11533878 WorldCat]</ref> <ref>[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;titleno=678629&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;disp=The+old+and+the+new%20%20&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;columns=*,0,0 "FHLC Book 979.573 H2b"]</ref><br>
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#The Wallowa country, 1867-1877 <ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10977066/editions WorldCat]</ref> <ref>[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;titleno=774589&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;disp=The+Wallowa+country%2C+1867-1877%20%20&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;columns=*,0,0 "FHLC Book 979.573 H2ba"]</ref> <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/10977066/editions Summit]</ref><br>
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#The History of Wallowa County, Oregon <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/10570978 Summit]</ref><br>
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#Historical sketches of Wallowa National Forest <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/276172917 Summit]</ref><br>
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#Reminiscences of Wallowa County <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/10193105 Summit]</ref><br>
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#Wallowa, the land of winding waters <ref>http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/31939388 [Summit]</ref> <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/56341631/editions Summit]</ref><br>
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#Carving the north end wilderness&nbsp;: Flora <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/12279706 Summit]</ref><br>
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#Bits of Wallowa County lore <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/15483800 Summit]</ref><br>
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#This valley&nbsp;: (Wallowa Valley) <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/6874397 Summit]</ref><br>
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#The flora country; the hardships and struggles of the Matt Devin family as pioneers in northern Wallowa County, Oregon. <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/29720945 Summit]</ref><br>
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#Gateway to the Wallowas <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/54510506 Summit]</ref><br>
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#From The Wallowas <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/27965682/editions Summit]</ref><br>
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#Pioneering in the Wallowas&nbsp;: four frontier tales <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/18593071 Summit]</ref><br>
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#Heritage of the Wallowas&nbsp;: life as it was <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/7853501 Summit]</ref><br>
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#Wallowa County, the Northwest's most scenic area; a land of beauty and opportunity <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/5228592 Summit]</ref><br>
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#Memories&nbsp;: a nostalgic look at life in northeast Oregon <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/8224326 Summit]</ref><br>
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#Wallowa County, Oregon&nbsp;: a capsule history <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/18592973 Summit]</ref><br>
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#The story of Wallowa Lake <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/15635920 Summit]</ref><br>
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#The forgotten grist and flour mills of Wallowa County, Oregon : a history of the eight grist or flour mills that have operated in Wallowa County, Oregon <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/45375331 Summit]</ref><br>
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==== Maps ====
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=== Probate Records ===
  
#Map of Wallowa County, Oregon, 1922 <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/27993061 Summit]</ref><br>
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=== Rivers and Waterways  ===
  
==== Military History and Records  ====
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Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them. [[Wallowa County, Oregon Rivers and Waterways|&gt;&gt; Rivers and Waterways]]
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Schools ===
  
See [[Enterprise, Oregon|Enterprise]], [[Joseph, Oregon|Joseph]] and [[Wallowa, Oregon|Wallowa]] for the newspapers published in these cities.
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*School days in the Wallowas: a history of the ninety-one schools and communities, past and present, of Wallowa County, Oregon {{WorldCat|26657807}}
  
==== Periodicals ====
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=== Taxation ===
  
#Signal mountain&nbsp;: Wallowa County's own historical magazine <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/38527127 Summit]</ref><br>
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=== Vital Records  ===
  
==== Probate Records  ====
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*Wallowa County, Oregon, marriage records, 1887-1983 {{WorldCat|21103560}}
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*Coroner's inquest, Wallowa County, Oregon, 1906-1915 {{FHL|1021790|item}}
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*Many early marriages are listed at the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
  
==== Schools ====
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=== Voting Records ===
  
#School days in the Wallowas&nbsp;: a history of the ninety-one schools and communities, past and present, of Wallowa County, Oregon <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/26657807 Summit]</ref><br>
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#Election voter register, Wallowa County, Oregon, 1902, 1906, 1914 {{FHL|1021809|item}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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== Societies, Libraries and Museums ==
  
==== Vital Records ====
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
=== Societies, Libraries, Museums  ===
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Enterprise Oregon Family History Center]]
  
==== Websites  ====
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== Websites  ==
  
[http://www.oregongenealogy.com/wallowa/ The Wallowa County GenWeb Project], part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]], a state project affiliated with [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project.]]
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*[http://www.oregongenealogy.com/wallowa/ The Wallowa County GenWeb Project], part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]]  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Wallowa/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/wallowa/wallowatoc.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/wallowa/wallowatoc.htm USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*{{FHL|207234|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} for the latest
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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{{reflist}} {{Oregon}}
  
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Wallowa County Courthouse
101 S River Street
Enterprise, Or 97828-1300
Phone:  541-326-4543

County Clerk has birth records 1907-1943
marriage, land and military records from 1897
divorce, probate and court records from 1897-1970
and naturalization records 1897-1920.
Circuit Court has divorce, probate and court records
from 1971. [1]

 

Wallowa County Government

County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Wallowa County Court House as of August 2009.

Wallowa County Court is structured differently. Check the County Records Inventory link for addresses for location of records (left column).

Historical Facts

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

11 February 1887: Wallowa county was created from Union County. [2]

Named for Wallowa River. Lewis and Clark Expedition journals recorded Wil-le-wahas the name.

  • Records Held at the Courthouse

County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Wallowa County Court House as of July 2004.

  • Record Loss:

Places / Localities

The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.

Trivia Tidbits

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

Resources

Biography

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

Cemeteries (Rural and General)

Asotin County, Washington, cemeteries; some Garfield and Columbia County, Washington and Wallowa County, Oregon cemeteries: their history and headstone inscriptions WorldCat 14515692; FHL Collection

Census

  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records

Court Records

Farms - Ranches

Gazetteers

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military History and Records

Newspapers

See Enterprise, Joseph and Wallowa for the newspapers published in these cities.

Periodicals

Probate Records

Rivers and Waterways

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

Schools

  • School days in the Wallowas: a history of the ninety-one schools and communities, past and present, of Wallowa County, Oregon WorldCat 26657807

Taxation

Vital Records

Voting Records

  1. Election voter register, Wallowa County, Oregon, 1902, 1906, 1914 FHL Collection

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wasco County, Oregon page 574, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. WorldCat 50140092; FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)
  3. HQO - (LAR)