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''[[United States|United States]] > [[Oregon|Oregon]] > Josephine County'' [[Image:Or-josephine.png|right|300px]]  
 
''[[United States|United States]] > [[Oregon|Oregon]] > Josephine County'' [[Image:Or-josephine.png|right|300px]]  
  
== History and Tidbits  ==
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== [http://www.co.josephine.or.us/ County Courthouse] ==
  
'''Josephine county''' was created from [[Umpqua County, Oregon|Umpqua]] County 22 January 1856.  According to ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Geographic_Names Oregon Geographic Names]'', the county is probably named after a stream in the area called Josephine Creek, which in turn is probably named after Virginia Josephine Rollins Ort.
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500 NW 6th Street Dept. 6<br>Grants Pass, OR 97526<br>Phone: 541-474-5221 <br>Courts 541-476-2309<br>
  
The county seat is Grants Pass.
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== History  ==
  
[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cpjosephinedescrip.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Josephine County Court House as of September 2005.  
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*named for Virginia Josephine Rollins Ort, the first white woman to settle in southern Oregon.
  
=== Cities ===
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==== Parent County ====
  
Cave Junction | Grants Pass
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*Created from [[Umpqua County, Oregon|Umpqua]] County 22 January 1856.
  
=== Unincorporated Communities ===
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==== Boundary Changes ====
  
Allentown | Althouse | Bridgeview | Brown City | Browntown | California Bar | Dryden | Fruitdale | Galice | Golden | Greenback | Holland | Hugo | Kerby | Leland | Merlin | Murphy | New Hope | O’Brien | Placer | Pleasant Valley | Rand | Redwood | Selma | Speaker | Sunny Valley | Takilma | Three Pines | Wilderville | Williams | Williamsburg | Wolf Creek | Wonder
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=== Records Held at the Courthouse  ===
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*[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cpjosephinedescrip.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Josephine County Court House as of September 2005.
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places  ===
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===== Cities  =====
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*Cave Junction
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*Grants Pass
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*Fruitdale
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*Galice
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*Harbeck
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*Kerby
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*Merlin  
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*O'Brien
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*Redwood
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*Selma  
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*Sunny Valley  
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*Takilma
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*Waldo
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*Williams  
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*Wolf Creek
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===

Revision as of 05:34, 13 October 2008

United States > Oregon > Josephine County

County Courthouse

500 NW 6th Street Dept. 6
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Phone: 541-474-5221
Courts 541-476-2309

History

  • named for Virginia Josephine Rollins Ort, the first white woman to settle in southern Oregon.

Parent County

  • Created from Umpqua County 22 January 1856.

Boundary Changes

Records Held at the Courthouse

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities
  • Cave Junction
  • Grants Pass
Communities
  • Fruitdale
  • Galice
  • Harbeck
  • Kerby
  • Merlin
  • O'Brien
  • Redwood
  • Selma
  • Sunny Valley
  • Takilma
  • Waldo
  • Williams
  • Wolf Creek

Neighboring Counties

Curry | Douglas | Jackson | California counties: Del Norte | Siskiyou

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Court

Gazetteers

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