Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wheeler County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Administrative Journals


Series documents all administrative actions of the board of county commissioners and the county court. In most counties, the board of county commissioners has assumed the administrative duties and responsibilities of the county court. Administrative actions include levying taxes; budgeting; approving appropriations; appointing county officials; approving officials bonds and annual reports; receiving petitions and remonstrances concerning county roads; defining and establishing county roads; calling bond elections for the construction of county buildings; compiling jury lists and conducting hearings; approving salaries and expenses of county officials; confirming elections; and issuing licenses for such things as liquor, ferries, warehouses, and groceries. The series may be referred to as the County Court Administrative Journal, Commissioner's Minutes, County Court Docket, or Board of Commissioners Meeting Records.

Records at the Wheeler County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Commissioners' Docket, vol. 1-5, 1900-1973 (5 volumes);
Commissioners' Journal Executive Meeting Minutes, 1987-2003 (1 binder);
Commissioners' Journal, vol. 1-8, 1899-present (8 volumes);
Executive Session Notes [Wheeler County Court], 2004-present (1 binder);
Index to Commissioners' Journals, vol. 1-2, 1899-1911 (2 volumes).

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