Clatsop County, Oregon Genealogy Guide2016-06-07T13:51:05+00:00

Clatsop County, Oregon Genealogy Guide

Clatsop County, Oregon (Map It) was created on June 22, 1844 from the original Twality District. The county was named for the Clatsop tribe of Native Americans, who lived along the coast of the Pacific Ocean prior to European settlement. Learn More About State of Oregon History.

Clatsop County is bordered by Columbia County (east), Pacific County, Washington (north), Wahkiakum County, Washington (north), Tillamook County (south), Washington County (southeast).

Clatsop County Cities and Towns include Astoria, Cannon Beach, Gearhart, Seaside, Warrenton. A Map of Clatsop County, Oregon contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Clatsop County, Oregon Courthouse Records

Clatsop County, Oregon Courthouse
Clatsop County, OR Courthouse

The Clatsop County Courthouse is located in Astoria, Oregon. Learn More About State of Oregon Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Clatsop county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Clatsop County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1851 and Land Records from 1849. The County Clerk has many duties which include vital statistics (births, deaths, marriage) and keeps a permanent public record of real estate transactions.
  • Clatsop County Circuit Court Clerk has Court Records from 1847 and Probate Records from 1847. The County Circuit Court Clerk has general jurisdiction over all civil and criminal cases, and typically handle cases beyond the jurisdiction of other courts. Circuit Courts also handle divorce, child custody, disputes over title to land, probate matters, juvenile cases, guardianship, adoption, involuntary commitment, and requests for injunctions.
  • Clatsop County Records Inventory The Oregon Historical County Records Guide includes descriptions and listings for each type of record in the inventory. Each series description includes a title and a description of how the records are used (function); types of records that may be included in each category (physical content); type of information that may be found (informational content)

Clatsop County, Oregon Census Records

Clatsop County, Oregon Vital Records

Clatsop County, Oregon Resources

Clatsop County, Oregon External Links

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