Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Morrow County Records Inventory
Justice Court Case Files
Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before the courts of the justices of the peace. Records include grand jury indictments, complaints, judgments by confession, transcripts of judgment entries and dockets, statements of witnesses, arrest warrants, subpoenas, bills for court costs and fees, petitions for appointment of justices of the peace and constables, petitions establishing justice districts, and marriage records. Cases heard include disturbing the peace, illegal liquor sales, assault, larceny, trespassing, fraud, vagrancy, and burglary. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.
Most of the records located in the clerk's vault are available as digital images in a searchable database at the clerk's office.
Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Justice Court Case Files], 1898-1931 (.20 cu.ft.).
Records at the Morrow County Road Department Yard, Courthouse Shipping Container:
Clerk Save [Justice Court Case Files], 1904-1924 (.10 cu.ft.).
Records at the Umatilla County Records Storage Building, Circuit Court Front Records
Index to 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).