Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Morrow County Records Inventory
Circuit Court Case Files
Series documents cases heard before the circuit courts and the U.S. district courts. U.S. district courts were administered by the federal government during the territorial period and subsequently replaced by the circuit courts upon statehood in 1859. Case files include exhibits, transcripts, indexes, and legal documents such as indictments, subpoenas, fee bills, articles of agreement, bonds, summons, executions, petitions, and injunctions. The case files document civil and criminal actions such as debt, theft, divorce, land claims, arson, murder, rape, assault and battery, and boundary conflicts. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the trial court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.
Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault, Drawer 5:
Circuit Court [Case Files], no. 5483-6637, ca.1965-1982 (.40 inch microfiche and microfilm jackets).
Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Vault Index Circuit Court Papers, vol. 3-5, ca.1885-1985 (3 volumes).
Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Basement Records Storage Room:
[Cochran vs. Cochran Circuit Court Transcripts], 1924 (1 volume).
Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Circuit Court Office:
Cir. Ct. Index [Circuit Court-indexes case files no.1-4240], 1885-1955 (1 binder).
Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Book of Divorce Records Final Decree [Receipts], 1925-1942 (1 volume);
[Cochran vs. Cochran Circuit Court Transcripts], 1924 (1 volume);
[Index to Circuit Court Papers], n.d. (1 reel of microfilm).
Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Trial Court Criminal Office, Room 209, Public Research Area Cabinet:
Morrow County [Circuit Court Case Files], no. 1-4240, 1885-1955 (51 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Umatilla County Records Storage Building, Trial Court Front Records
Morrow County Circuit Court [Case Files-title varies], no. 4241-7425, 1955-1983 (45 cu.ft.).
Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Basement Mortgage Records Room 17:
Index Circuit Court Cases, ca.1904-1923 (1 volume);
Index Vault [Circuit Court Cases], vol. 2, ca.1899-ca.1904 (1 volume);
Index Vault Papers [Morrow County-includes references to circuit, justice, and county court cases], 1885-1897 (1 volume);
Vault Index [Morrow County-includes references to circuit, justice, and county court cases], n.d. (1 volume).