Welcome to the Oregon Trails site for Polk County

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Website updated with new data
October 18, 2015

As you can see this county is up for adoption which means it needs someone to fill it with all kinds of free information. That is our goal here at the Genealogy Trails and we need lots of help to make that happen. Please check out the volunteer page to read about taking on a county yourself.

Until we can find a permanent host I would be happy to accept any contributions to this county. I will also be adding as much new information as I can. You can click on the logo above to explore the other states that make up this project! I hope that in these pages you can find something that helps you in your search. If you have any comments, questions or contributions please email me.

Thank you and good luck.


 

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Polk County was created by the Provisional Legislature from Yamhill District on December 22, 1845. The county was named after President James Knox Polk and originally included the entire southwestern portion of present day Oregon to the California border. County boundaries were periodically changed to reflect the creation of Benton and Lincoln Counties. Polk County today contains 745 square miles and stretches from the Willamette River on the east to the Coast Range on the west. It is bordered by Yamhill, Lincoln, Benton, and Marion Counties.

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