Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Columbia 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 Oregon State Archives:
County Court Docket, 1873-1878 (1 reel of microfilm);
Docket [County Court Judicial], 1854 (1 reel of microfilm);
Fee Book Probate and County Court [includes court actions and dates], 1859-1885 (1 volume).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Trial Docket of Circuit Court [includes county court actions], 1880-1889 (1 volume).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Vault:
Circuit Court Register [and County Court-with index], vol. A, 1879-1890 (1 volume);
County Court Docket [shared volume with Record of Land Claims-stored in clerk's locked gray cabinet], 1873-1878 (1 volume);
Law Journal [County Court-includes some adoption and pension and relief entries], vol. B-C, 1889-1975 (2 volumes);
Miscellaneous [County Court Docket], 1873-1878 (1 reel of microfilm);
Record Journal of the County Court [Judicial-includes naturalization entries], vol. A, 1859-1889 (1 volume).


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