Place:Umpqua, Oregon, United States

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Umpqua County was a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. It was created on January 24, 1851, by the Oregon Territorial Legislature embracing the lands along the Umpqua River in southwestern Oregon. Gold had been discovered in the Umpqua region, which brought a rapid increase of settlers to the new county. The first meeting of the Umpqua County Court was in Elkton in 1852; later the county government was moved to Green Valley and Yoncalla.

On January 7, 1852, the territorial legislature created Douglas County from the eastern part of Umpqua County.[1] On December 22, 1853, part of the western portion of the county was included in the newly formed Coos County.[1] Finally, on October 16, 1862, the remainder of Umpqua county was incorporated into Douglas County.

Some accounts state this was because of decreased population following the end of the local gold rush; other accounts state that politics caused the county's end.

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Umpqua County is a former county.


Timeline

Date Event Source
1851 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census 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
1860 1,250

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