Wallowa County, Oregon Genealogy

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Wallowa County Courthouse<br>101 S. River Street<br>Enterprise, OR 97828<br>(541) 426-4543<br>  
 
Wallowa County Courthouse<br>101 S. River Street<br>Enterprise, OR 97828<br>(541) 426-4543<br>  
  
== Quick Facts  ==
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=== Quick Facts  ===
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallowa_County,_Oregon Wikipedia]
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{{Wikipedia|Wasco County, Oregon}}
  
 
'''11 February 1887:''' Wallowa county was created from [[Union County, Oregon|Union]] County.  
 
'''11 February 1887:''' Wallowa county was created from [[Union County, Oregon|Union]] County.  
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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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.  
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#35 years on Smith Mountain <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/10352854 Summit]</ref>  
 
#35 years on Smith Mountain <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/10352854 Summit]</ref>  
 
#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>  
 
#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>  
#Angel from Paradise&nbsp;: the life &amp; times of a Wallowa County cowboy <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/49728789 Summit]</ref>  
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#Angel from Paradise: the life &amp; times of a Wallowa County cowboy <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/49728789 Summit]</ref>  
 
#Of men and mountains <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/20692913/editions Summit]</ref>
 
#Of men and mountains <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/20692913/editions Summit]</ref>
  
==== Cemeteries (Rural and General)  ====
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=== Cemeteries (Rural and General)  ===
  
Asotin County, Washington, cemeteries; some Garfield and Columbia County, Washington and Wallowa County, Oregon cemeteries&nbsp;: their history and headstone inscriptions <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/14515692 Summit]</ref> <ref>[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&amp;amp;amp;amp;titleno=524152&amp;amp;amp;amp;disp=Asotin+County%2C+Washington%2C+cemeterie%20%20&amp;amp;amp;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 <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/14515692 Summit]</ref> <ref>[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;titleno=524152&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;disp=Asotin+County%2C+Washington%2C+cemeterie%20%20&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;columns=*,0,0 "FHLC US/CAN Book 979 V3w"]</ref>  
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Census  ===
  
 
*1890  
 
*1890  
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*1930
 
*1930
  
==== Church History and Records  ====
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=== Church History and Records  ===
  
==== Court Records  ====
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=== Court Records  ===
  
==== Farms - Ranches<br> ====
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=== Farms - Ranches  ===
  
#Wallowa County brand book, 1921 May 1 <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/27077291 Summit]</ref><br>  
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#Wallowa County brand book, 1921 May 1 <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/27077291 Summit]</ref>  
#Index to chattel mortgages, Wallowa County, Oregon, 1913-1931 <ref>[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&amp;titleno=1021793&amp;disp=Index+to+chattel+mortgages%2C+Wallowa+Co%20%20&amp;columns=*,0,0 "FHLC Film 2260728-2260729"]</ref><br>
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#Index to chattel mortgages, Wallowa County, Oregon, 1913-1931 <ref>[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&amp;amp;titleno=1021793 "FHLC Film 2260728-2260729"]</ref>
  
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
  
#About Wallowa County: people, places, images <ref>{{WorldCat|45243397|oclc|domain=summit}}</ref><ref>[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1017660&disp=About+Wallowa+County&columns=*,0,0 "FHLC Book 979.573 H2baw"]</ref> <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/45243397 Summit]</ref>  
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#About Wallowa County: people, places, images <ref>{{WorldCat|45243397|oclc|domain=summit}}</ref><ref>[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&amp;titleno=1017660 "FHLC Book 979.573 H2baw"]</ref> <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/45243397 Summit]</ref>  
#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&titleno=526978&disp=An+Illustrated+history+of+Union+and+Wall%20%20&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]])  
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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 <ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/35550807/editions WorldCat]</ref> <ref>[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&amp;titleno=526978 "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]])  
#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&titleno=678629&disp=The+old+and+the+new%20%20&columns=*,0,0 "FHLC Book 979.573 H2b"]</ref><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;titleno=678629 "FHLC Book 979.573 H2b"]</ref><br>  
#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&titleno=774589&disp=The+Wallowa+country%2C+1867-1877%20%20&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 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;titleno=774589 "FHLC Book 979.573 H2ba"]</ref> <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/10977066/editions Summit]</ref><br>  
 
#The History of Wallowa County, Oregon <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/10570978 Summit]</ref><br>  
 
#The History of Wallowa County, Oregon <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/10570978 Summit]</ref><br>  
 
#Historical sketches of Wallowa National Forest <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/276172917 Summit]</ref><br>  
 
#Historical sketches of Wallowa National Forest <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/276172917 Summit]</ref><br>  
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#The story of Wallowa Lake <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/15635920 Summit]</ref><br>  
 
#The story of Wallowa Lake <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/15635920 Summit]</ref><br>  
 
#The forgotten grist and flour mills of Wallowa County, Oregon&nbsp;: 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>  
 
#The forgotten grist and flour mills of Wallowa County, Oregon&nbsp;: 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>  
#Wallowa County, Oregon&nbsp;: the land of peace, prosperity and happiness <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/37724872 Summit]</ref><br>
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#Wallowa County, Oregon&nbsp;: the land of peace, prosperity and happiness <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/37724872 Summit]</ref>
  
==== Land and Deed Records ====
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=== Land and Property ===
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Maps  ===
  
 
#Map of Wallowa County, Oregon, 1922 <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/27993061 Summit]</ref><br>  
 
#Map of Wallowa County, Oregon, 1922 <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/27993061 Summit]</ref><br>  
#Metsker's atlas of Wallowa County, Oregon, 1935&nbsp; <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/10239215 Summit]</ref><br>
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#Metsker's atlas of Wallowa County, Oregon, 1935 <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/10239215 Summit]</ref><
  
==== Military History and Records  ====
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=== Military History and Records  ===
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Newspapers  ===
  
 
See [[Enterprise, Oregon|Enterprise]], [[Joseph, Oregon|Joseph]] and [[Wallowa, Oregon|Wallowa]] for the newspapers published in these cities.  
 
See [[Enterprise, Oregon|Enterprise]], [[Joseph, Oregon|Joseph]] and [[Wallowa, Oregon|Wallowa]] for the newspapers published in these cities.  
  
==== Periodicals  ====
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=== Periodicals  ===
  
#Signal mountain&nbsp;: Wallowa County's own historical magazine <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/38527127 Summit]</ref><br>
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#Signal mountain: Wallowa County's own historical magazine <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/38527127 Summit]</ref>
  
==== Probate Records  ====
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=== Probate Records  ===
  
==== Schools  ====
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=== Schools  ===
  
#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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#School days in the Wallowas: 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>
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Taxation  ===
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Vital Records  ===
  
 
#Wallowa County, Oregon, marriage records, 1887-1983 <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/21103560 Summit]</ref>  
 
#Wallowa County, Oregon, marriage records, 1887-1983 <ref>[http://summit.worldcat.org/oclc/21103560 Summit]</ref>  
#Coroner's inquest, Wallowa County, Oregon, 1906-1915 <ref>[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;titleno=1021790&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;disp=Coroner%27s+inquest%2C+Wallowa+County%2C%20%20&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;columns=*,0,0 "FHLC Film 2260728 Item 1"]</ref>  
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#Coroner's inquest, Wallowa County, Oregon, 1906-1915 <ref>[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;titleno=1021790&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;disp=Coroner%27s+inquest%2C+Wallowa+County%2C%20%20&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;columns=*,0,0 "FHLC Film 2260728 Item 1"]</ref>  
 
#Many early marriages are listed at the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
 
#Many early marriages are listed at the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
  
==== Voting Records  ====
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=== Voting Records  ===
  
#Election voter register, Wallowa County, Oregon, 1902, 1906, 1914 <ref>[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&amp;titleno=1021809&amp;disp=Election+voter+register%2C+Wallowa+Count%20%20&amp;columns=*,0,0 "FHLC Film 2260729 Item 2"]</ref><br>
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#Election voter register, Wallowa County, Oregon, 1902, 1906, 1914 <ref>[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&amp;amp;titleno=1021809 "FHLC Film 2260729 Item 2"]</ref><br>
  
=== Societies, Libraries, Museums  ===
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== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
  
==== 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]]
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/wallowa/wallowatoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Wallowa County
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Wallowa/ Linkpendium]
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/or/wallowa/wallowatoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Wallowa County (backup site)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/wallowa/wallowatoc.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/or/wallowa/wallowatoc.htm USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207234 Family History Library Catalog] for latest
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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{{reflist}}
  
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

http://www.co.wallowa.or.us/

Wallowa County Courthouse
101 S. River Street
Enterprise, OR 97828
(541) 426-4543

Quick Facts

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

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

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

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

Resources

Biography

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

  1. 35 years on Smith Mountain [1]
  2. My days in northeast Oregon : a memoir of wagon trains & pack strings in the 1890s [2]
  3. Angel from Paradise: the life & times of a Wallowa County cowboy [3]
  4. Of men and mountains [4]

Cemeteries (Rural and General)

Asotin County, Washington, cemeteries; some Garfield and Columbia County, Washington and Wallowa County, Oregon cemeteries: their history and headstone inscriptions [5] [6]

Census

  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records

Court Records

Farms - Ranches

  1. Wallowa County brand book, 1921 May 1 [7]
  2. Index to chattel mortgages, Wallowa County, Oregon, 1913-1931 [8]

Gazetteers

  1. Origin of Wallowa County place names [9]

History

  1. About Wallowa County: people, places, images [10][11] [12]
  2. An Illustrated history of Union and Wallowa counties: with a brief outline of the early history of the state of Oregon [13] [14] [15] [16] -(LAR)
  3. The old and the new: history of the post offices of Wallowa County [17] [18]
  4. The Wallowa country, 1867-1877 [19] [20] [21]
  5. The History of Wallowa County, Oregon [22]
  6. Historical sketches of Wallowa National Forest [23]
  7. Reminiscences of Wallowa County [24]
  8. Wallowa, the land of winding waters [25] [26]
  9. Carving the north end wilderness : Flora [27]
  10. Bits of Wallowa County lore [28]
  11. This valley : (Wallowa Valley) [29]
  12. The flora country; the hardships and struggles of the Matt Devin family as pioneers in northern Wallowa County, Oregon. [30]
  13. Gateway to the Wallowas [31]
  14. From The Wallowas [32]
  15. Pioneering in the Wallowas : four frontier tales [33]
  16. Heritage of the Wallowas : life as it was [34]
  17. Wallowa County, the Northwest's most scenic area; a land of beauty and opportunity [35]
  18. Memories : a nostalgic look at life in northeast Oregon [36]
  19. Wallowa County, Oregon : a capsule history [37]
  20. The story of Wallowa Lake [38]
  21. 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 [39]
  22. Wallowa County, Oregon : the land of peace, prosperity and happiness [40]

Land and Property

Maps

  1. Map of Wallowa County, Oregon, 1922 [41]
  2. Metsker's atlas of Wallowa County, Oregon, 1935 [42]<

Military History and Records

Newspapers

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

Periodicals

  1. Signal mountain: Wallowa County's own historical magazine [43]

Probate Records

Schools

  1. School days in the Wallowas: a history of the ninety-one schools and communities, past and present, of Wallowa County, Oregon [44]

Taxation

Vital Records

  1. Wallowa County, Oregon, marriage records, 1887-1983 [45]
  2. Coroner's inquest, Wallowa County, Oregon, 1906-1915 [46]
  3. Many early marriages are listed at the Western States Marriage Index.

Voting Records

  1. Election voter register, Wallowa County, Oregon, 1902, 1906, 1914 [47]

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Websites

References