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[[Image:Douglas-stephena.jpg|thumb|right|185px|Stephen A. Douglas, Illinois]]  
 
[[Image:Douglas-stephena.jpg|thumb|right|185px|Stephen A. Douglas, Illinois]]  
  
*Named for U.S. Senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois.  
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*Named for U.S. Senator [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_A._Douglas 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.
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*created from the part of&nbsp; [[Umpqua County, Oregon|Umpqua]] County lying east of Coast Range summit 7 January 1852.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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7 January 1852: Created from the part of [[Umpqua County, Oregon|Umpqua]] County lying east of Coast Range summit. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
*Part was taken to form [[Wasco County, Oregon|Wasco]] County 11 January 1854.  
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'''11 January 1854:''' Part was taken to form [[Wasco County, Oregon|Wasco]] County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
*Camas Valley of Umpqua County was annexed to Douglas County in 1856.  
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*Douglas County absorbed the remaining parts of Umpqua County in 1862.  
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'''1856:''' Camas Valley of [[Umpqua_County,_Oregon|Umpqua]] County was annexed to Douglas County.  
*Boundary adjustments were made with Jackson and Lane counties in 1915.
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'''1862:''' Douglas County absorbed the remaining parts of [[Umpqua_County,_Oregon|Umpqua]] County.  
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'''1915:''' Boundary adjustments were made with [[Jackson_County,_Oregon|Jackson]] and [[Lane_County,_Oregon|Lane]] counties.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==

Revision as of 06:26, 19 January 2009

United States > Oregon > Douglas County
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showing location of Douglas County

County Courthouse

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

Records Held at the Courthouse

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History

Stephen A. Douglas, Illinois

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

11 January 1854: Part was taken to form Wasco County. [1]

1856: Camas Valley of Umpqua County was annexed to Douglas County.

1862: Douglas County absorbed the remaining parts of Umpqua County.

1915: Boundary adjustments were made with Jackson and Lane counties.

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

  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].