Umatilla County, Oregon Genealogy

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History and Tidbits

Umatilla county was created from Wasco County 27 September 1862. Named after the Umatilla River. The name Umatilla is derived from the Native American name for the river, which was first recorded as Youmalolam in the journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Parts were taken for Grant 14 October 1864 and Morrow 16 February 1885.

County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Umatilla County Court House as of June 2005.

Cities

Adams | Athena | Echo | Helix | Hermiston | Milton-Freewater | Pendleton | Pilot Rock | Stanfield | Ukiah | Umatilla | Weston

Unincorporated Communities

Albee | Bingham Springs | Bucks Corners | Calhounville | Cayuse | Charlestown | Cobb | Cold Springs | Cold Springs Junction | Crockett | Duncan | Ferndale | Fulton | Gibbon | Glendale | Green Meadows | Gurdane | Hidaway Springs | Hinkle | Holdman | Kirkpatrick | Lehman Springs | McKay | McNary | Meacham |  Mission | Nolin | Nye | Pendair Heights | Power City | Rieth | Riverside |  Sunnyside | Tollgate | Tutuilla | Umapine | Waterman

Neighboring Counties

Grant | Morrow | Union | Wallowa | Benton, Washington | Columbia, Washington | Walla Walla, Washington

Resources

Biographies

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Church Records

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

Genealogy and History Websites

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