Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Columbia County Records Inventory

Census Records


Series documents the population, property, and agricultural production of the county. Records may include census rolls and abstracts, farm schedules, abstract of assessment and census, enumeration of inhabitants and industrial products, and enumeration of inhabitants and military enrollment. Information includes number of males and females per age category; head of household; name, age, and gender of household members; occupation and relationship of household members to head of household; and description and value of real and personal property. Information may also include nationality, physical description, birthplace, health, and religion of household members and agricultural production statistics.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Census Records, 1856 (.10 cu.ft.);
Tax Roll and Census, 1865 (1 volume);
Search for 1865 Columbia County census entries in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Enumeration of the Inhabitants and Military Enrollment of Columbia County [Census Record], 1905 (1 volume).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse, Museum Library:
Census of Columbia County [Abstract], 1880 (1 volume);
Clatskanie Area Census [Abstract], 1900 (1 volume);
Columbia County Census [Abstract], 1860 (1 volume);
Rainier Area Census [Abstract], 1900 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Federal Census Extractions [Includes Columbia County], 1850, 1860 (US GenWeb Project).


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