This site is dedicated to past coordinator
Donald Leroy Kelly
Born on Mar. 25, 1934 ~ Departed on Aug. 3, 2012 and resided in Cornelius, OR.
Washington County Neighbors:
[All in Oregon]
Note: USGW Counties hosted on
Rootsweb are not available and as such are not linked. When the
situation changes and the Counties are available, the links will
be updated: [Jan 2018]
The above site is jammed full of
Indexes for your use.
Check it on a regular basis for
Most if not all indexes include data for Oregon.
Site Updated: 20 March 2018
Online Continuously since 1996
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My name is Martha and I will be your guide to
historical and genealogical resources for Washington County,
I do not
live in Oregon, I live on the Central Coast of California, but
have ancestors that graced the Oregon Territory. I am an
experienced online researcher and will do all I can to assist
you with your research.
These are new pages so if you do not find
something that might have been on the old pages,
send along a question.
Some of the static pages have
been reformatted for easier searching.
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History of Washington County [Wiki]
Washington County is one
counties in the
U.S. state of
Oregon. As of the
2010 census, the population was 529,710,
making it the state's second most populous county.
county seat and largest city is
Washington County is part of the
Metropolitan Statistical Area.Cities in Washington County
Forest Grove, the county's oldest city.
Originally named Twality when created in 1843, the
renamed it for the first president of the United States,
George Washington, in 1849. The original boundaries included
the entire northwest corner of Oregon before sections became new
Tualatin River and its drainage basin are almost entirely
within the county, with the county nearly coterminous with the
Tualatin Valley. It is bordered on the west and north by the
Northern Oregon Coast Range, on the south by the
Chehalem Mountains, and on the north and east by the
Tualatin Mountains (or West Hills).
The county's major
roads include small sections of
Interstate 5 and
Interstate 205, the
Oregon Route 217,
Oregon Route 47,
Oregon Route 10, Oregon Route 6, and
Oregon Route 8. Public transportation is primarily operated
TriMet and includes buses, the
Westside Express Service commuter rail, and
MAX Light Rail. Other transportation includes air travel at
Hillsboro Airport, private airfields and heliports, and
heavy rail cargo on rail lines.