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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oregon|Oregon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Washington County''
  
'''Washington county''' was renamed from [[Twality County, Oregon|Twality]] County 3 September 1849. Named for George Washington, the first president of the United States. Parts taken for [[Columbia County, Oregon|Columbia]] and [[Multnomah County, Oregon|Multnomah]].<br>
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Guide to '''Washington County Oregon genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
The county seat is Hillsboro.<br>
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[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cpwashingtondescrip.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Washington County Court House as of October 2005.<br>
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Washington County
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| county_map = Oregon Washington County Map.png
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| state = Oregon
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| founded year = 1849
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| founded date = September 3
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| seat = Hillsboro
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| building address = Washington County Courthouse<br>155 N 1st Avenue Ste 130<br>Hillsboro, OR 97124-3072<br>Phone: 503.864.8741<br>[http://www.co.washington.or.us/ '''Washington County Website'''] }}
  
'''Cities:''' Banks | Beaverton | Cornelius | Durham | Forest Grove | Gaston | Hillsboro | King City | Lake Oswego | Portland | North Plains | Sherwood | Tigard | Tualatin | Wilsonville
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'''Unincorporated Communities:''' Aloha | Bacona | Balm Grove | Bethany | Blooming | Bonita | Bonny Slope | Bradley Corner | Buckheaven | Bull Mountain | Buxton | Carnation | Cedar Hills | Cedar Mill | Centerville | Chehalem | Cherry Grove | Copper Mountain | Dilley | Dixie | Elmonica | Farmington | Gales Creek | Garden Home-Whitford | Glencoe | Glenwood | Hayward |&nbsp; Hazeldale | Helvetia | Hillside | Huber | Kansas City | Kinton | Laurel | Laurelwood | Manning | Marlene Village | Metzger | Middleton | Midway | Mountaindale | Mulloy | Oak Hills | Orenco | Patton | Progress | Raleigh Hills | Reedville | Rivergrove | Rockcreek | Roy | Scholls | Six Corners | Somerset West | Tanasbourne | Timber | Tobias | Verboort | Watts | West Haven-Sylvan | West Slope | West Union | Wilkesboro | Witch Hazel
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
'''Genealogy Websites:''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~orwashin/ The Washington County GenWeb Project], part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]], a state project affiliated with [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project.]]<br>
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Record Section, Assessment &amp; Taxation has marriage, <br>land and military records from 1850. <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records <br>from 1896, probate records from 1871 and<br> naturalization records from 1906. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, Oregon page 574, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Clackamas County, Oregon|Clackamas]] | [[Clatsop County, Oregon|Clatsop]] | [[Columbia County, Oregon|Columbia]] | [[Multnomah County, Oregon|Multnomah]] | [[Tillamook County, Oregon|Tillamook]] | [[Yamhill County, Oregon|Yamhill]]
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*Records Held at the Courthouse
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[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cpwashingtondescrip.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Washington County Court House as of October 2005.
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*Record Loss:
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=== Quick Facts  ===
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'''3 September 1849:''' Washington county was renamed from [[Twality County, Oregon|Twality]] County. Named for {{wpd|George Washington}}, the first president of the United States. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} ▲ {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHLC}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''16 January 1854:''' [[Columbia County, Oregon|Columbia]] County set off.
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'''22 December 1854:''' [[Multnomah County, Oregon|Multnomah]] County set off.
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== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places  ===
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===== Cities  =====
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[[Banks, Oregon|Banks]] | [[Beaverton, Oregon|Beaverton]] | [[Cornelius, Oregon|Cornelius]] | [[Durham, Oregon|Durham]] | [[Forest Grove, Oregon|Forest Grove]] | [[Gaston, Oregon|Gaston]] | [[Hillsboro, Oregon|Hillsboro]] | [[King City, Oregon|King City]] | [[Lake Oswego, Oregon|Lake Oswego]] | [[North Plains, Oregon|North Plains]] | [[Portland, Washington County, Oregon|Portland]] | [[Rivergrove, Oregon|Rivergrove]] | [[Sherwood, Oregon|Sherwood]] | [[Tigard, Oregon|Tigard]] | [[Tualatin, Oregon|Tualatin]] | [[Wilsonville, Oregon|Wilsonville]]
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===== Communities  =====
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*[[Aloha, Oregon|Aloha]]
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*[[Bacona, Oregon|Bacona]]
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*[[Balm Grove, Oregon|Balm Grove]]
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*[[Bethany, Oregon|Bethany]]
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*[[Blooming, Oregon|Blooming]]
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*[[Bonita, Oregon|Bonita]]
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*[[Bonny Slope, Oregon|Bonny Slope]]
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*[[Bradley Corner, Oregon|Bradley Corner]]
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*[[Buckheaven, Oregon|Buckheaven]]
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*[[Bull Mountain, Oregon|Bull Mountain]]
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*[[Buxton, Oregon|Buxton]]
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*[[Carnation, Oregon|Carnation]]
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*[[Cedar Hills, Oregon|Cedar Hills]]
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*[[Cedar Mill, Oregon|Cedar Mill]]
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*[[Chehalem, Oregon|Chehalem]]
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*[[Cherry Grove, Oregon|Cherry Grove]]
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*[[Cooper Mountain, Oregon|Cooper Mountain]]
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*[[Dilley, Oregon|Dilley]]
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*[[Elmonica, Oregon|Elmonica]]
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*[[Gales Creek, Oregon|Gales Creek]]
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*[[Glencoe, Oregon|Glencoe]]
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*[[Glenwood, Washington County, Oregon|Glenwood]]
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*[[Hayward, Oregon|Hayward]]
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*[[Hazeldale, Oregon|Hazeldale]]
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*[[Helvetia, Oregon|Helvetia]]
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*[[Hillsboro, Oregon|Hillsboro]]
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*[[Hillside, Oregon|Hillside]]
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*[[Huber, Oregon|Huber]]
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*[[Jacktown, Oregon|Jacktown]]
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*[[Kansas City, Oregon|Kansas City]]
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*[[Kinton, Oregon|Kinton]]
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*[[Laurel, Oregon|Laurel]]
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*[[Laurelwood, Oregon|Laurelwood]]
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*[[Manning, Oregon|Manning]]
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*[[Marlene Village, Oregon|Marlene Village]]
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*[[Metzger, Oregon|Metzger]]
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*[[Middleton, Oregon|Middleton]]
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*[[Midway, Washington County, Oregon|Midway]]
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*[[Mountaindale, Oregon|Mountaindale]]
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*[[Mulloy, Oregon|Mulloy]]
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*[[Norwood, Oregon|Norwood]]
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*[[Oak Hills, Oregon|Oak Hills]]
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*[[Orenco, Oregon|Orenco]]
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*[[Patton, Oregon|Patton]]
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*[[Progress, Oregon|Progress]]
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*[[Raleigh Hills, Oregon|Raleigh Hills]]
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*[[Reedville, Oregon|Reedville]]
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*[[Rock Creek, Washington County, Oregon|Rock Creek]]
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*[[Roy, Oregon|Roy]]
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*[[Scholls, Oregon|Scholls]]
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*[[Six Corners, Oregon|Six Corners]]
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*[[Tanasbourne, Oregon|Tanasbourne]]
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*[[Timber, Oregon|Timber]]
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*[[Tobias, Oregon|Tobias]]
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*[[Verboort, Oregon|Verboort]]
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*[[Watts, Oregon|Watts]]
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*[[West Union, Oregon|West Union]]
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*[[Wilkesboro, Oregon|Wilkesboro]]
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*[[Witch Hazel, Oregon|Witch Hazel]]
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
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[[Clackamas County, Oregon|Clackamas]] | [[Clatsop County, Oregon|Clatsop]] | [[Columbia County, Oregon|Columbia]] | [[Multnomah County, Oregon|Multnomah]] | [[Tillamook County, Oregon|Tillamook]] | [[Yamhill County, Oregon|Yamhill]]  
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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. [[Washington County, Oregon Trivia Tidbits|&gt; Trivia Tidbits]]
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== Resources  ==
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=== Archives and Libraries  ===
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=== Biography  ===
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=== Cemeteries (Rural)  ===
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For cemeteries very nar or within the cities or communities, please see these places.
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==== Census  ====
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*1845 Territorial Transcription and Index (under name of Tuality, Twalatain and Twality County)
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*1849 Territorial Transcription and Index (under name of Twality County)
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*1850 Territorial Transcription and Index
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*1853 Territorial Transcription and Index
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*1856 Territorial Transcription and Index
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=== Church History and Records  ===
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=== Court Records  ===
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=== Gazetteers  ===
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=== History  ===
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=== Land and Property  ===
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=== Maps ===
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[[Image:Orwashington.jpg|900px]]
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=== Military History and Records  ===
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=== Newspapers  ===
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[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/or Oregon Online Historical Newspapers] - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.
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=== Probate Records  ===
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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. [[Washington County, Oregon Rivers and Waterways|&gt;&gt; Rivers and Waterways]]
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=== School Records  ===
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=== Taxation  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
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The Family History Library has copies of some records such as:
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Washington County coroner's inquest records 1854-1889
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== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Beaverton Oregon Family History Center]]
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*[[Beaverton Oregon West Family History Center]]
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*[[Cedar Mill Oregon Family History Center]] (Portland)
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*[[Hillsboro Oregon Family History Center]]
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*[[Tualatin Oregon Family History Center]]
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== Websites  ==
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*[http://www.orgenweb.org/washington/Washington/ The Washington County GenWeb Project], part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Washington/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/washington/washingtontoc.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/washington/washingtontoc.htm USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*{{FHL|207242|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
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== Washington County Oregon Genealogy References  ==
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Latest revision as of 21:49, 9 August 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Oregon Gotoarrow.png Washington County

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

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Online Records


Washington County, Oregon
Map
Map of Oregon highlighting Washington County
Location in the state of Oregon
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Facts
Founded September 3, 1849
County Seat Hillsboro
Courthouse
Address Washington County Courthouse
155 N 1st Avenue Ste 130
Hillsboro, OR 97124-3072
Phone: 503.864.8741
Washington County Website


Contents

County Courthouse

Record Section, Assessment & Taxation has marriage,
land and military records from 1850.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records
from 1896, probate records from 1871 and
naturalization records from 1906. [1]


  • Records Held at the Courthouse

County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Washington County Court House as of October 2005.

  • Record Loss:

Quick Facts

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Wikipedia
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3 September 1849: Washington county was renamed from Twality County. Named for George Washington, the first president of the United States. [2]

Boundary Changes

16 January 1854: Columbia County set off.

22 December 1854: Multnomah County set off.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

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

Banks | Beaverton | Cornelius | Durham | Forest Grove | Gaston | Hillsboro | King City | Lake Oswego | North Plains | Portland | Rivergrove | Sherwood | Tigard | Tualatin | Wilsonville

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

Neighboring Counties

Clackamas | Clatsop | Columbia | Multnomah | Tillamook | Yamhill

Trivia Tidbits

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

Resources

Archives and Libraries

Biography

Cemeteries (Rural)

For cemeteries very nar or within the cities or communities, please see these places.

Census

  • 1845 Territorial Transcription and Index (under name of Tuality, Twalatain and Twality County)
  • 1849 Territorial Transcription and Index (under name of Twality County)
  • 1850 Territorial Transcription and Index
  • 1853 Territorial Transcription and Index
  • 1856 Territorial Transcription and Index

Church History and Records

Court Records

Gazetteers

History

Land and Property

Maps

Orwashington.jpg

Military History and Records

Newspapers

Oregon Online Historical Newspapers - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.

Probate Records

Rivers and Waterways

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

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

The Family History Library has copies of some records such as:

Washington County coroner's inquest records 1854-1889

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers

Websites

Washington County Oregon Genealogy References

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

 

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