Washington County, Oregon Genealogy

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''[[United States|United States]] > [[Oregon|Oregon]] > Washington County''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] > [[Oregon|Oregon]] > Washington County''  
 
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== History and Tidbits ==
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== County Courthouse ==
  
'''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]].
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[http://www.co.washington.or.us/cgi/home/washco.pl http://www.co.washington.or.us/cgi/home/washco.pl]  
  
The county seat is Hillsboro.  
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155 N. First Avenue, Suite 300<br>Hillsboro, OR 97124<br>(503) 846-8685<br>
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*Records Held at the Courthouse
  
 
[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.  
 
[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.  
  
=== Cities  ===
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*Record Loss:<br>
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== Quick Facts  ==
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_County,_Oregon Wikipedia]
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'''3 September 1849:''' Washington county was renamed from [[Twality County, Oregon|Twality]] County.
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Named for George Washington, the first president of the United States.
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''16 January 1854:''' [[Columbia County, Oregon|Columbia]] County set off. '''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, 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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*[[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]]
  
Banks | Beaverton | Cornelius | Durham | Forest Grove | Gaston | Hillsboro | King City | Lake Oswego | Portland | North Plains | Sherwood | Tigard | Tualatin | Wilsonville
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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]]
  
=== Unincorporated Communities  ===
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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]]
  
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 | Norwood | 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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== Neighboring Counties  ==
 
== Neighboring Counties  ==

Revision as of 22:24, 4 March 2009

United States > Oregon > Washington County

Contents

County Courthouse

http://www.co.washington.or.us/cgi/home/washco.pl

155 N. First Avenue, Suite 300
Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 846-8685

  • 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

Wikipedia

3 September 1849: Washington county was renamed from Twality County.

Named for George Washington, the first president of the United States.

Boundary Changes

16 January 1854: Columbia County set off. 22 December 1854: Multnomah County set off.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities

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

Communities

Neighboring Counties

Clackamas | Clatsop | Columbia | Multnomah | Tillamook | Yamhill

Resources

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

Genealogy Websites

The Washington County GenWeb Project, part of The ORGenWeb Project, a state project affiliated with The USGenWeb Project.