Place:Coos, Oregon, United States

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Coos County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. As of the 2010 census, the population was 63,043. The county seat is Coquille. It is named after a tribe of Native Americans who lived in the region. The county was formed from the western parts of Umpqua and Jackson counties.

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History

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It's unclear where the name Coos originated. Lewis and Clark noted Cook-koo-oose. Early maps and documents spelled it Kowes, Cowes, Coose, Koos, among others.

Although exploration and trapping in the area occurred as early as 1828, the first settlement was established at Empire City in 1853, now part of Coos Bay, Oregon, by members of the Coos Bay Company.

Coos County was created by the Territorial Legislature from parts of Umpqua County, Oregon and Jackson County, Oregon Counties on December 22, 1853. Curry County, Oregon was created from the southern part in 1855. The county seat was originally at Empire City. In 1895 the legislature permitted the citizens of the county to choose a new county seat. The 1896 vote resulted in moving the seat to Coquille.

The Territorial Legislature granted permission for the development of wagon roads from Coos Bay to Jacksonville, Oregon in 1854 and to Roseburg, Oregon in 1857.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1852 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1853 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1853 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1853 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1854 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1888 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
1860 445
1870 1,644
1880 4,834
1890 8,874
1900 10,324
1910 17,959
1920 22,257
1930 28,373
1940 32,466
1950 42,265
1960 54,955
1970 56,515
1980 64,047
1990 60,273

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External links

www.co.coos.or.us/


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