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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Benton County Records Inventory

Circuit Court Journals

1849-1983

Series records chronological narratives of the proceedings of the court including actions taken such as decrees, judgments, arrangements, sentences, dismissals, and grand jury reports. Information includes plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; term of court; character and date of case; case number; and date of issue. The term "judgment" refers to judicial decisions regarding the verdict, decision, or judgment rendered by the court and is distinct from those judgments relating to the recovery of court costs and awards (see Judgment and Execution Dockets). Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the trial court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Circuit Court Journals, vol. 1-16, 1849-1915 (16 volumes); vol. 27-70, 1933-1972 (44 volumes).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Room 106:
[Journal-Circuit Court], vol. 96-136, 1975-1980 (4 inches of microfiche); no. 1.80.001-12.83.889, 1980-1983 (3 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Circuit Court Journal, vol. 96-136, 1975-1980 (4 inches of microfilm jackets); no. 1.80.001-12.83.889, 1980-1983 (6 inches of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Benton County Records Center, Trial Court Storage Room:
Circuit Court Journals, vol. 17-20, 25-26, 31-42, 71-74, 91-95, 1915-1975 (20 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
Circuit Court Journal [Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], vol. 35-37, 1950-1953 (2 reels of microfilm).

Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722
Phone: (503) 986-1523 • Fax: (503) 986-1616 • oregon.sos@state.or.us

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