Benton County, Oregon Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Benton County Courthouse, 1889
Benton Plaza Building
408 SW Monroe Ave
Suite 111, Mezzanine Level
Corvallis, OR 97339-3020

History

Thomas Hart Benton, U.S. Senator
  • Named after Thomas Hart Benton, U.S. Senator from Missouri, who advocated U.S. control over Oregon Country.
  • Trivia Tidbits: Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.

Parent County

  • Created 23 December 1847 from Polk County.[1]

Boundary Changes

  • Parts were taken to create Lincoln County 20 February 1893 and Umpqua County 28 January 1851.[1]

Records held at County Courthouse

County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Benton County Court House as of July 2006.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities
  • Corvallis
  • Monroe
  • Philomath
Communities
  • Alder
  • Alpine
  • Alsea
  • Bellfountain
  • Blodgett
  • Calloway
  • Dawson
  • Dry Creek
  • Flynn
  • Glenbrook
  • Greenberry
  • Harris
  • Hoskins
  • Kings Valley
  • Kopplein
  • Lewisburg
  • Noon
  • North Albany
  • Peak
  • Russell
  • Summit
  • Wren

Neighboring Counties

Lane | Lincoln | Linn | Polk

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).