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United States > Oregon > Wallowa County
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County Courthouse

http://www.co.wallowa.or.us/

Wallowa County Courthouse
101 S. River Street
Enterprise, OR 97828
(541) 426-4543

Quick Facts

Wikipedia

11 February 1887: Wallowa county was created from Union County.

Named for Wallowa River. Lewis and Clark Expedition journals recorded Wil-le-wahas the name.

  • Records Held at the Courthouse

County Records Inventory listing the records held at the Wallowa County Court House as of July 2004.

  • Record Loss:

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities

Enterprise | Joseph | Lostine | Wallowa

Communities

Bartlett | Eden | Evans | Flora | Fruita | Grouse | Imnaha | Lewis | Maxville | Minam | Paradise | Promise | Troy | Zumwalt

Neighboring Counties

Baker | Umatilla | Union | Idaho counties: Adams | Idaho | Nez Perce | Washington counties: Asotin | Columbia | Garfield

Resources

Biography

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

  1. 35 years on Smith Mountain [1]
  2. My days in northeast Oregon : a memoir of wagon trains & pack strings in the 1890s [2]
  3. Angel from Paradise : the life & times of a Wallowa County cowboy [3]
  4. Of men and mountains [4]

Cemeteries (Rural and General)

Asotin County, Washington, cemeteries; some Garfield and Columbia County, Washington and Wallowa County, Oregon cemeteries : their history and headstone inscriptions [5] [6]

Census

  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records

Court Records

Farms - Ranches

  1. Wallowa County brand book, 1921 May 1 [7]
  2. Index to chattel mortgages, Wallowa County, Oregon, 1913-1931 [8]

Gazetteers

  1. Origin of Wallowa County place names [9]

History

  1. About Wallowa County: people, places, images [10] [11] [12]
  2. An Illustrated history of Union and Wallowa counties: with a brief outline of the early history of the state of Oregon [13] [14] [15] [16] -(LAR)
  3. The old and the new: history of the post offices of Wallowa County [17] [18]
  4. The Wallowa country, 1867-1877 [19] [20] [21]
  5. The History of Wallowa County, Oregon [22]
  6. Historical sketches of Wallowa National Forest [23]
  7. Reminiscences of Wallowa County [24]
  8. Wallowa, the land of winding waters [25] [26]
  9. Carving the north end wilderness : Flora [27]
  10. Bits of Wallowa County lore [28]
  11. This valley : (Wallowa Valley) [29]
  12. The flora country; the hardships and struggles of the Matt Devin family as pioneers in northern Wallowa County, Oregon. [30]
  13. Gateway to the Wallowas [31]
  14. From The Wallowas [32]
  15. Pioneering in the Wallowas : four frontier tales [33]
  16. Heritage of the Wallowas : life as it was [34]
  17. Wallowa County, the Northwest's most scenic area; a land of beauty and opportunity [35]
  18. Memories : a nostalgic look at life in northeast Oregon [36]
  19. Wallowa County, Oregon : a capsule history [37]
  20. The story of Wallowa Lake [38]
  21. The forgotten grist and flour mills of Wallowa County, Oregon : a history of the eight grist or flour mills that have operated in Wallowa County, Oregon [39]
  22. Wallowa County, Oregon : the land of peace, prosperity and happiness [40]

Land and Deed Records

Maps

  1. Map of Wallowa County, Oregon, 1922 [41]
  2. Metsker's atlas of Wallowa County, Oregon, 1935  [42]

Military History and Records

Newspapers

See Enterprise, Joseph and Wallowa for the newspapers published in these cities.

Periodicals

  1. Signal mountain : Wallowa County's own historical magazine [43]

Probate Records

Schools

  1. School days in the Wallowas : a history of the ninety-one schools and communities, past and present, of Wallowa County, Oregon [44]

Taxation

Vital Records

  1. Wallowa County, Oregon, marriage records, 1887-1983 [45]
  2. Coroner's inquest, Wallowa County, Oregon, 1906-1915 [46]
  3. Many early marriages are listed at the Western States Marriage Index.

Voting Records

  1. Election voter register, Wallowa County, Oregon, 1902, 1906, 1914 [47]

Societies, Libraries, Museums

Websites

References