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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

County Context

The 1900 Polk County Courthouse in Dallas dates to a period when county offices and duties were very different from today.

The 1900 Polk County Courthouse in Dallas dates to a period when county offices and duties were very different from today.

County government development
Expand your understanding of the early history of counties, changes in county boundaries, and the advent of home rule counties

County offices and duties
Learn about the evolution and functions of various current and historical county offices

State Archives • 800 Summer St. NE • Salem, OR 97310

Phone: 503-373-0701 • Fax: 503-373-0953 • reference.archives@state.or.us