Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Wallowa 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:
Recorders Court Docket [Enterprise District], 1911-1915 (1 volume).
Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Old Jail Records Storage:
Justice Docket, 1898-1905 (1 volume).
Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Attic, Main Records Storage Room:
Justice Docket [Enterprise Precinct-with index], vol. 22-23, 1939-1942 (2 volumes);
Justice Docket [Joseph District-with index], 1924-1942 (1 volume);
Justice Docket Small Claims [Enterprise District-with index], 1927-1962 (1 volume);
Justice Docket Small Claims [Wallowa District-with index], 1925-1953 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [Wallowa District-with index], vol. 2, 1937-1954 (1 volume).
Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Planning Department Office
Justice Docket [Enterprise Precinct-includes three unnumbered volumes-with index], vol. 4-21, 1911-1939 (21 volumes).
Records at the Wallowa County Museum:
Justice Docket [Criminal-with index], 1910-1915 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [Joseph District Small Claims-with index], 1921-1942 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [Joseph District-with index], 1902-1921 (1 volume); 1915-1925 (1 volume);
Recorders Docket [City of Joseph], 1905-1942 (1 volume).