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County Courthouse

535 E. 5th St.
McMinnville, OR 97128

  • Records Held at the Courthouse

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

  • Record Loss:

Lafayette was a former county seat until 1886.

Quick Facts

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Yamhill County, Oregon

Named for a local Native American tribe, the Yamhill, a part of North Kalapuyan family.

Parent County

5 July 1843: Yamhill county was created from the Oregon Territory. [1]

Boundary Changes

22 December 1845: Polk County set off.

15 December 1853: Tillamook County set off.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

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Amity | Carlton | Dayton | Dundee | Lafayette | McMinnville | Newberg | Sheridan | Willamina | Yamhill

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Bellevue | Cove Orchard | Dellwood | Dewey | Gopher | Grand Island | Hopewell | Lunnville | Midway | Rex | Riverside | Saint Joseph | Shipley | Springbrook | Sunnycrest | Wapato | Wheatland | Whiteson

Indian Reservation

Grand Ronde Agency (Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community - specifically Chasta, Kalapuya, Molalla, Rogue River, Klickitat, Chinook, Tillamook, French-Canadian (Iroqouian).

Neighboring Counties

Clackamas | Marion | Polk | Tillamook | Washington

Trivia Tidbits

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





  • 1845 Territorial Transcription and Index
  • 1849 Territorial Transcription and Index

Church History and Records

Court Records

Deeds and Property




Military History and Records


Probate Records

Rivers and Waterways

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


Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers



  1. WorldCat 50140092FHL Collection Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)



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