Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Grant County Records Inventory

Justice Court Dockets


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 of the Peace Daybook for South Fork Precinct, District No. 12, 1883-1906 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Day [Justice Docket-John Day Precinct], 1889-1903 (1 volume);
Journal [Justice Docket-Hamilton Precinct], 1888-1910 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [District No. 7-with index], 1908-1946 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [District No. 8], 1913-1917 (1 volume);
[Justice Docket-John Day Precinct], 1878-1904 (1 volume);
[Justice Docket-Susanville and Austin Precinct], 1895-1905 (1 volume);
Record [Justice Docket-District No. 2], 1904-1920 (2 volumes);
Record Justices [Justice of the Peace Register-with index], vol. A, 1894-1942 (1 volume).

Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Justices Docket Canyon City Precinct [with index], 1890-1902 (1 volume).

Records at the Grant County Historical Museum:
Day Book [Justice Court Docket South Fork Precinct-Dayville-in exhibit display], 1884-1899 (1 volume).


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