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variety of genealogical records
including birth announcements,
marriages, military records, census,
biographies, schools, town, newspaper
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placed on this website.
Coos County was created by the
Territorial Legislature from parts of
Umpqua and Jackson Counties in 1853
and included Curry County until 1855.
The county seat was Empire City until
1896, when it was moved to Coquille.
Although trappers had been in the area
a quarter-century earlier, the first
permanent settlement in present Coos
County was at Empire City, now part of
Coos Bay, by members of the Coos Bay
Company in 1853. The name 'Coos'
derives from a native Coos Bay Indian
tribe and translates to 'lake' or
'place of pines.'
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