POLK COUNTY
OREGON
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     Polk County was created from the Yamhill District on December 22, 1845.
The county was named after then President James Knox Polk.

 The first county seat was a settlement on the north side of Rickreall Creek named Cynthian (also known as Cynthia Ann).
City officials later changed the name to Dallas after Vice President George M. Dallas. The first frame courthouse was
built in 1851 in Cynthia Ann. The second courthouse was built in 1856; it burned in 1898 and was replaced with the
present building, built with sandstone quarried 3 miles north of town.
 
 

Polk County Resources 

Polk County
Mailing List
Polk County
Lookups
Polk County
City Maps
Historical
Brunk House
Oregon State Archives
Polk County
Inventory
Oregon State Archives
Polk County Libraries
& Genealogical
Historical Societies
Butler Family Letters
A collection of 70 original letters
written by some of the pioneers
who settled in Polk County
to found Western Oregon University.
Click on the words "Butler Family
Letter s" at the top of the page
to learn more.
Family Group Sheets
Submit
Family Group Sheets
For your Polk Co.
Ancestors
 
Polk County
Cemeteries

 
 

                  

Polk County Data

                  Polk County Death Certificates-Information copied from Death Certificates

  Polk County Mortality Schedules- - Mortality Schedules from the 1850,1860,1870, & the 1880 census.

Pensioners 1883- Military pensioners in 1883
 
                  Wagon Trains To Oregon


Polk County
Surnames

 

Polk County Information

Personal Account of the Whitman Massacre - as written by Mary Marsh Carson who
                                                                             witnessed the massacre.

A Letter from Oregon - A letter written by Clarborne Campbell Walker from Polk County.


 
Towns of Polk CountyTowns past and present of Polk County.

 

Biographies        Biographies at USGenweb Archives

        


Polk County Links
Polk County Historical Society
Churches of Christ & Christian Churches -
Pioneer History of the Pacific Northwest  a list and a short history of the Churches of Christ

Polk County Cooperative History Project

 
 

GENWEB LINKS

ORGenWeb
 Oregon Resources
USGenWeb
 US Resources
WorldGenWeb
 Polk County Archives
 Oregon Archives
 Oregon Pioneer Page

Surrounding Counties

Click on the name of the county to go there.
Use your browser's "BACK" button to return here.
 
 Marion
 Linn
 Lincoln
 Tillamook
 Benton
 Yamhill

The ORGenWeb/USGenWeb Project

In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project.
The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored.
In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so even if an individual were found in more than one county,
they could be located in the index.

At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally
oversee the contents of the web page. Now there is a web page for every county in the country.

                      I am  Gayle Triller the County Coordinator for Polk County. If you have information about the county you'd like to share with
others please submit it to me and I will add it to the site.  One of the best way to make new

                 This page was last updated onSaturday, 01-Nov-2014 13:52:47 MDT

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