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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Curry County Records Inventory

Justice Court Dockets

1854-1943

Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before justice of the peace courts. Dockets include defendant, plaintiff, attorney, witness, and juror names; action dates and nature of cases; judgments; and statements of costs. Actions include complaints, summonses, appearances, testimonies, bonds, judgments, pleas, fines, jail terms, marriages, and writs of attachment. Civil and criminal cases include larceny, burglary, recovering money or personal property, trespassing, hunting out of season, and illegal voting. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Justice Court Docket [Flores Creek Precinct], 1885-1896 (1 volume).

Records at the Curry County Courthouse, Clerk's Office Vault:
Court Book [Justice Court Docket-Jerry's Flat Precinct], vol. 2, 1889-1916 (1 volume);
Justice Court [Docket-2nd Precinct-boxed with no binding], 1939-1943 (1 volume);
Justice Court [Docket-5th Precinct], 1898-1924 (1 volume);
Justice Court [Docket-5nd Precinct-boxed with no binding], 1931-1933 (1 volume); 1935-1939 (1 volume).

Records at the Coos/Curry Counties Trial Court Storage (North Bend):
Criminal Docket [Justice Court-Rogue River and Ellensburg Precincts], 1863-1884 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [5th Precinct-with index-title varies], 1916-1921 (1 volume); 1922-1927 (1 volume); 1927-1931 (1 volume).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1257 [Whales Bay Precinct Justice Court Docket-in 1856 entries change from Coos to Curry County], 1854-1865 (1 volume).

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