Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Benton County Records Inventory

County Court Judicial Journals


Series records the proceedings of the county court for civil and some criminal cases. Information includes judge, plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; trial date; memorandum of subsequent proceedings; and fees charged. Cases include citizenship petitions, legal changes to name, commitments, and writs of habeas corpus. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
County Court Docket, 1861-1871 (1 volume);
Docket County Court, vol. 1, 1871-1890 (1 volume);
Journal County Court Civil Business, vol. 2, 1884-1904 (1 volume);
Records County Court Civil Business, vol. 1, 1859-1884 (1 volume);
Records Register of County Court, 1864-1928 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Recorder's Vault:
County Court Journal [Civil Business], vol. 3, 1904-1943 (7 sheets of microfiche).

Records at the Benton County Records Center:
County Court Journal, Civil Business [with index], vol. 3, 1904-1943 (1 volume).


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