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"Lake County was created from Jackson and Wasco Counties by the 1874 Legislature. It then included the present Klamath County and all of the present Lake County except Warner Valley. In 1882, Klamath was removed and in 1885 the Warner area from Grant County was added."   [Source: Oregon Blue Book]

The county is named after the many lakes found within its boundaries, including Lake Abert, Summer Lake, Hart Lake, and Goose Lake.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 8,358 square miles, of which 8,139 square miles is land and 219 square miles is water.  The highest point in Lake County is Crane Mountain.

It is the third-largest county in Oregon.

Lakeview ~ Paisley

Unincorporated Communities
Adel ~ Christmas Valley ~ Five Corners ~ Fort Rock ~ New Pine Creek
Plush ~ Quartz Mountain ~ Silver Lake ~ Summer Lake ~ Valley Falls ~ West Side

The county seat is Lakeview.



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Website Updates:
July 2018: Cemetery burials in Silver Lake Cemetery; marriage news for OGLESBY-ROBINSON, BUNCH-S_ICKLE, Scandalous marriage of MCCORMACK-JOHNSON

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Harney County

Klamath County

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