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Guide to Wallowa County Oregon genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Wallowa County, Oregon
Map of Oregon highlighting Wallowa County
Location in the state of Oregon
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Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Founded February 11, 1887
County Seat Enterprise
Address Wallowa County Courthouse
101 S River Street
Enterprise, Or 97828-1300
Phone: 541-326-4543
Wallowa County Website


County Courthouse

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

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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



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


  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records

Court Records

Farms - Ranches



Land and Property


Military History and Records


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


Probate Records

Rivers and Waterways

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


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


Vital Records

Voting Records

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

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers


Wallowa County Oregon Genealogy 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)


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