Place:Oregon, Missouri, United States

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Oregon County is a county located in South Central Missouri in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,881. Its county seat is Alton. The county was officially organized on February 14, 1845, and was named for the Oregon Territory in the northwestern United States.

Home to a large area of the Mark Twain National Forest, Oregon County contains more national forest land than any other county in Missouri. It also contains the Irish Wilderness, the largest federally protected wilderness area in the state. Hiking and backpacking opportunities abound on the Ozark Trail and the White's Creek Trail. Canoeing and fishing are popular on the Eleven Point River, which is Missouri's only National Wild and Scenic River.

Grand Gulf State Park is a Missouri state park just west of Thayer which includes a collapsed karst canyon.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1845 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1845 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1845 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1845 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
1854 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1883 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 1,432
1860 3,009
1870 3,287
1880 5,791
1890 10,467
1900 13,906
1910 14,681
1920 12,889
1930 12,220
1940 13,390
1950 11,978
1960 9,845
1970 9,180
1980 10,238
1990 9,470

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External links

www.rootsweb.com/~mooregon/


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