Place:Morrow, Oregon, United States

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Morrow County is a county in the U.S. state of Oregon, on the south side of the Columbia River. It is included in the eight-county definition of Eastern Oregon. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,173. The county seat is Heppner. The county is named for one of its first white settlers, Jackson L. Morrow, who was a member of the state legislature when the county was created. Half of the Umatilla Chemical Depot, which includes the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility, is within the county.

Morrow County is part of the PendletonHermiston Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Morrow County was created on February 15, 1884, from the western portion of Umatilla County and a small portion of eastern Wasco County. Heppner was designated the temporary county seat at the time the county was created and narrowly defeated Lexington in the election held in 1887 to determine the permanent county seat.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1861 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1868 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1885 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1885 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1885 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
1905 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 4,205
1900 4,151
1910 4,357
1920 5,617
1930 4,941
1940 4,337
1950 4,783
1960 4,871
1970 4,465
1980 7,519
1990 7,625

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External links

www.morrowcounty.oregon.com


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