Place:Marion, Oregon, United States

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NameMarion
Alt namesChampoegsource: Family History Library Catalog
Marionsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates44.867°N 122.65°W
Located inOregon, United States     (1843 - )
See alsoWasco, Oregon, United StatesChild 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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Marion County is a county located in the Willamette Valley region of the U.S. state of Oregon. The population was 315,335 at the 2010 census. The county seat is Salem. It was originally named the Champooick District, after Champoeg, a meeting place on the Willamette River. On September 3, 1849, the territorial legislature renamed it in honor of Francis Marion, a Continental Army general of the American Revolutionary War.

Marion County is part of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Marion County was created on July 5, 1843, one of the original four districts of the Oregon territory along with Twality (later Washington), Clackamas, and Yamhill counties. The four districts were redesignated as counties in 1845.

Originally, this political entity stretched southward to the California border and eastward to the Rocky Mountains. With the creation of Wasco, Linn, Polk, and other counties, its area was reduced in size. Marion County's present geographical boundaries were established in 1856.

In 1849, Salem was designated the county seat. The territorial capital was moved from Oregon City to Salem in 1852. The ensuing controversy over the location of the capital was settled in 1864 when Salem was confirmed as the state capital.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1841 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1843 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1843 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1849 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
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1871 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 2,749
1860 7,088
1870 9,965
1880 14,576
1890 22,934
1900 27,713
1910 39,780
1920 47,187
1930 60,541
1940 75,246
1950 101,401
1960 120,888
1970 151,309
1980 204,692
1990 228,483

Research Tips

External links

www.co.marion.or.us/


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