Lake County, Oregon Genealogy

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History and Tidbits

Lake county was created from Jackson and Wasco Counties 24 October 1874.  Part taken for Klamath 17 October 1882. Named for sizeable number of lakes found within the boundary, including Lake Albert and Goose Lake.

The county seat is Lakeview.

County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Lake County Court House as of June/July 2004.


Lakeview | Paisley

Unincorporated Communities

Adel | Blaisdell | Chewaucan | Christmas Valley | Drews Valley | Five Corners | Fort Rock | Hot Springs | New Pine Creek | Plush | Quartz Mountain | Silver Lake | Summer Lake | Valley Falls | Vistillas | West Side

Neighboring Counties

Deschutes | Harney | Klamath | Modoc, California | Washoe, Nevada




Church Records


Trivia Tidbits: Little biographic bits associated with the names of non-population localities.

Genealogy Websites

The Lake County GenWeb Project part of The ORGenWeb Project, a state project affiliated with The USGenWeb Project

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