Place:Harney, Oregon, United States

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NameHarney
Alt namesHarneysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates43.167°N 119°W
Located inOregon, United States     (1889 - )
See alsoGrant, Oregon, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
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Harney County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is included in the eight-county definition of Eastern Oregon. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,422. The county seat is Burns. Established in 1889, the county is named in honor of William S. Harney, a military officer of the period, who was involved in the Pig War and popular in the Pacific Northwest. Harney County is Oregon's largest county in area.

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History

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The Native Americans living in this region at the time of the Lewis and Clark Expedition were the Northern Paiute, who fought with the Tenino and Wasco peoples. Peter Skene Ogden was the first known European to explore this area in 1826 when he led a fur brigade for the Hudson's Bay Company.

Harney County was carved out of the southern two-thirds of Grant County on February 25, 1889. A fierce political battle, with armed "night riders" who spirited county records from Harney to Burns, ended with Burns as the county seat in 1890.

The Malheur River Indian Reservation was created by executive order on March 14, 1871, and the Northern Paiute within the Oregon state boundaries were settled there. Descendants of these people form a federally recognized tribal entity, the Burns Paiute Tribe, which had 341 members in 2008. Fewer than 35.5% of the tribal members live on the Burns Paiute Indian Colony near Burns.[1] The tribe earns revenue from a small casino, the Old Camp Casino, and renting out communal tribal lands for grazing rights to local ranchers.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1871 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1885 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1889 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1889 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1889 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1890 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1890 2,559
1900 2,598
1910 4,059
1920 3,992
1930 5,920
1940 5,374
1950 6,113
1960 6,744
1970 7,215
1980 8,314
1990 7,060

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External links

www.co.harney.or.us/


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