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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
[[Image:Douglas-stephena.jpg|thumb|right|185px|Stephen A. Douglas, Illinois]]
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*Named for U.S. Senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois.  
 
*Named for U.S. Senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois.  
 
*[[Trivia Tidbits, Douglas County, Oregon|Trivia Tidbits]]: Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.
 
*[[Trivia Tidbits, Douglas County, Oregon|Trivia Tidbits]]: Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.
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*Douglas County absorbed the remaining parts of Umpqua County in 1862.  
 
*Douglas County absorbed the remaining parts of Umpqua County in 1862.  
 
*Boundary adjustments were made with Jackson and Lane counties in 1915.
 
*Boundary adjustments were made with Jackson and Lane counties in 1915.
 
=== Records Held at the Courthouse  ===
 
 
*[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cpdouglasdescrip.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Douglas County Court House as of June 2005.
 
 
=== Record Loss ===
 
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==

Revision as of 06:13, 13 October 2008

United States > Oregon > Douglas County
File:Or-douglas.png
showing location of Douglas County

County Courthouse

Douglas County Courthouse, 1929, 1956, 1977
1036 SE Douglas Street
Roseburg, OR 97470

History

Stephen A. Douglas, Illinois
  • Named for U.S. Senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois.
  • Trivia Tidbits: Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.

Parent County

  • created from the part of  Umpqua County lying east of Coast Range summit 7 January 1852.[1]

Boundary Changes

  • Part was taken to form Wasco County 11 January 1854.
  • Camas Valley of Umpqua County was annexed to Douglas County in 1856.
  • Douglas County absorbed the remaining parts of Umpqua County in 1862.
  • Boundary adjustments were made with Jackson and Lane counties in 1915.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities
  • Canyonville
  • Drain
  • Elkton
  • Glendale
  • Myrtle Creek
  • Oakland
  • Reedsport
  • Riddle
  • Roseburg
  • Sutherlin
  • Winston
  • Yoncalla
Communities
  • Ash
  • Azalea
  • Days Creek
  • Gardiner
  • Glide
  • Green
  • Roseburg North
  • Scottsburg
  • Tiller
  • Tri-City
  • Umpqua
  • Winchester
  • Winchester Bay

Neighboring Counties

Coos | Curry | Jackson | Josephine | Klamath | Lane

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

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