Benton County, Oregon
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Benton County is available for Adoption,
If you have a connection to this County or a deep and abiding interest in Oregon,
please consider joining the ORGenWeb as a County Coordinator.
Web Design skills are a plus, but if you do not have them and would like to learn, there is assistance available.

Please see this site for more information.
Please contact  Bob Jenkins for more additional information.

I wish to thank the Benton Genealogical Society, former County Coordinators and Volunteers for the data they contributed.
The Resources are as follows:

Cemeteries ~ WPA Project ~ Family Bibles
A note about the above directories and links:
The comments, links, etc have been left in place for archival purposes. It is unknown at this time if the Benton Genealogical Society will do any more work on the WPA Project.

Benton County has been completely recreated. The new sites will be found using the buttons at the top of each page.

 The Odds & Ends Site will contain those resources that are not easily put into a catagory. There is a lot of interesting information online that will be of value to visiting researchers, please check back on a regular basis.

Volunteers for lookups are welcome, if you have a local resource, books, public domain publications or are able to do 'on the ground - or on site' research, please consider volunteering.

Contact Martha for further information

Lookups: Archival Newspapers
USGW Archives ~ SOS Archival Records

Trails West,  Mining History & Ghost Towns
Overland Trail ~ Oregon Trail
Oregon Mining Maps ~ Stone Quarries and Beyond
'Ghost Towns in Oregon'
Ghost Towns, Mining Camps and Historical Sites
The Volcano's of Oregon

National Historic Register for Benton County, Oregon
"People from Corvallis, Oregon" 

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Benton County, Oregon
Including It's
Geology, Topography, Soil and Productions,
Together With
The Early History of the Pacific Coast, Compiled From The Most Authentic Sources;
A Full Political History, Comprising A Tabular Statement of Officers
Of The County Since It's Formation; Incidents of Pioneer
Life and Biographical Sketches of EarlyAnd Prominent Citizens;
Containing The History of The
Cities, Towns, Churches, Schools, Secret Societies, Etc.

Published By
David D Fagan
Portland, Oregon:
A G Walling, Printer, Lithographer, Etc
The Biographical Index can be found here.
Read Online or Download

More Historical Information may be found on the 'History & Military' Site.
I was able to find several early City Directories and 4 Oregon Chapters in the Pacific Coast Directories.

Brief History of Benton County  Benton County Wiki

Benton County Neighbors:

Lane ~ Linn ~ Lincoln ~ Polk
And shares a corner with Marion

If you have a connection to Oregon and wish to be a County Coordinator, please check our
Table of Contents for available Counties,
 then contact: Bob Jenkins

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"Whats New"
New Resources will be listed Here
Benton County Old Age Pensions:
1934 - 1936

Oregon Donation Land Index
The Donation Land Certificates and abstracted Genealogocal Data can be found in the FS Catalog.
I have all 4 Vols here at home and can send them, they are big files.

Historical Data Indexes
Early Orgonians: 1800-1860

The Oregon Native Son 
1899 - 1900, Vols I & II

Native Son Publishing Company

Benton County Cities, Census Places & Unincorporated Areas
Unincorporated Areas
Adair Village
Albany (part)
Corvallis (county seat)
Dry Creek
Kings Valley







Updated: 30 January 2021
Online Continuosly since 1996

"The Fine Print"
The ORGenWeb Administrative Team
State Coordinator: Bob Jenkins
Assistant State Coordinator: Martha A. Crosley Graham
Benton County Coordinator:

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