Place:Clackamas, Oregon, United States

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Advance
Aims
Alder Creek
Ardenwald
Ardgour
Ashdale
Barlow
Barton
Battin
Beavercreek
Bell
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Boring
Briarwood
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Brookwild
Bull Run
Bunghardts Mill
Butte Creek
Canby
Carus
Carver
Cedardale
Cedarhurst Park
Central Point
Cherryville
Christie
Clackamas Heights
Clackamas
Clarkes
Colton
Concord
Corral Creek
Cottrell
Currinsville
Damascus Heights
Damascus
Deep Creek
Dell
Dickey Prairie
Dodge
Douglass Ridge
Dover
Dryland
Eagle Creek
Eby
Echo Dell
Elliott Prairie
Elwood
Estacada
Fallsview
Faraday
Faubion
Fern Ridge
Fernwood
Firgrove
Firwood
Fischers Mill
Fishers Corner
Frog Pond
Garfield
George
Gladstone Station
Gladstone
Glen Avon
Glen Echo
Government Camp
Graeme
Gribble
Haley
Hamricks Corner
Handy
Happy Valley
Harding
Harmony Point
Harmony
Hazelia
Henrici
Hereford
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High Rock
Highland
Hillsview
Holcomb
Hoodview
Hurlburt
Jean
Johnson City
Kelso
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Lacy
Ladd Hill
Ladd
Lake Oswego
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Leland
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Logan
Lone Elder
Luther
Mabery
Macksburg
Maple Lane
Marmot
Marquam
Maryhurst
Massinger Corner
Meadowbrook
Milwaukie Heights
Milwaukie
Molalla
Monte Cristo
Mountain Air Park
Mulino
Naef
Needy
New Era
Ninety-one
North Highland
North Logan
Norton
O'Neil Corners
Oaklawn
Oatfield
Old Colton
Oregon City
Orville
Outlook
Paradise Park
Park Place
Paynesville
Porter
Portland
Prahl
Redland
Rhododendron
Ripplebrook
River Mill
Rivergrove
Robertson
Rosemont
Rosewood
Rothe
Russellville
Salmon
Sandy Ridge
Sandy
Shadowood
Shady Dell
Shortys Corner
Shubel
Skunk Hollow
South Lake Oswego
Springwater
Stafford
Stanley
Tawney
Three Lynx
Timber Grove
Timberline Lodge
Tracy
Union Mills
Union
Upper Highland
Viola
Wallace
Wankers Corner
Waverly Heights
Welches
Wemme
West Linn
Wetzels Corner
Whiskey Hill
Whitewater
Wichita
Wildwood
Wilhoit
Willy Rock
Wilson Corner
Wilsonville
Yocum
Yoder
Zigzag
Unknown
Clackamas Park
Willamette
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Clackamas County is a county located in the Willamette Valley region of the U.S. state of Oregon. As of the 2010 census, the population was 375,992. Its county seat is Oregon City. The county was named after the Native Americans living in the area, the Clackamas Indians, who were part of the Chinookan people.

Clackamas County is included in the Portland metropolitan area.

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History

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Originally named Clackamas District, it was one of the four original Oregon districts created by Oregon's Provisional Legislature on July 5, 1843 along with Twality (later Washington), Champooick (later Marion), and Yamhill. The four districts were redesignated as counties in 1845. At the time of its creation, Clackamas County covered portions of four present-day states and a Canadian province. The Columbia River became the northern boundary of the county in 1844. Soon after John McLoughlin staked a land claim in Oregon City and built a house that in 2003 became a unit of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

Oregon City was also the site of the only federal court west of the Rockies in 1849, when San Francisco, California was platted. The plat was filed in 1850 in the first plat book of the first office of records in the West Coast and is still in Oregon City.

In 1902, the Willamette Meteorite was recovered from a field just outside present-day West Linn.

In contrast with the more liberal and cosmopolitan Multnomah County to the north, and the more corporate Washington County to the west, some citizens of Clackamas county have espoused a blue-collar, yet conservative political outlook of the backlash mold described by Thomas Frank. It is the headquarters of Lon Mabon, whose Oregon Citizens Alliance has worked to pass a number of anti-homosexual initiatives, and where Bill Sizemore, who has championed various anti-government initiatives for most of the 1990s, had his base before he moved to Klamath Falls. However, it is a very mixed area overall, narrowly voting for Republican George W. Bush over Democrat John Kerry in 2004, but moderately voting for Democrat Barack Obama over Republican John McCain in 2008.

, Clackamas is the first county in Oregon to have four models of governance for its communities. Like the rest of Oregon, it has cities (which are formally incorporated) and rural communities (some of which for federal purposes are considered census-designated places).

After completion of a process that began late in 1999, the county adopted an ordinance on August 11, 2005 which defined hamlets and villages. As of the November 30, 2005, deadline, three communities have submitted petitions to start the process of becoming a hamlet or a village. Boring petitioned to become a village. The communities along US 26 near Mount Hood from Brightwood to Rhododendron have petitioned to become "The Villages at Mount Hood". Beavercreek has become a hamlet.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1843 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1844 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1845 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1902 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 1,859
1860 3,466
1870 5,993
1880 9,260
1890 15,233
1900 19,658
1910 29,931
1920 37,698
1930 46,205
1940 57,130
1950 86,716
1960 113,038
1970 166,088
1980 241,919
1990 278,850

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External links

www.co.claclamas.or.us/


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