Place:Malheur, Oregon, United States

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NameMalheur
Alt namesMalheursource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates43.25°N 117.667°W
Located inOregon, United States     (1887 - )
See alsoBaker, Oregon, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Malheur County is a county located in the southeast corner of 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 31,313. Ontario is the largest city and the county seat is Vale. The county was named after the Malheur River, which runs through the county. "Malheur" is French for misfortune.

Malheur County is part of the Ontario, OR–ID Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Malheur County was created February 17, 1887, from the southern portion of Baker County. It was first settled by miners and stockmen in the early 1860s. The discovery of gold in 1863 attracted further development, including settlements and ranches. Basques settled in the region in the 1890s and were mainly engaged in sheep raising.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1861 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1863 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1886 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1887 County formed 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
1907 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
1890 2,601
1900 4,203
1910 8,601
1920 10,907
1930 11,269
1940 19,767
1950 23,223
1960 22,764
1970 23,169
1980 26,896
1990 26,038

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External links

www.malheurco.org


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