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Welcome to Josephine County!

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Website updated with new data October 18, 2015

Hello! My name is  Jim Dezotell and I am the state host for the  Oregon Genealogy Trails. As you can see above this county needs adopting. Are you interested? Check out what it means to be a volunteer here. Until we can find a new host I will add any contributions that are sent to me. If I have time I will also try to add new data! Please look around, consider adopting and send in any data you would like to share!

 Josephine County, named for Virginia “Josephine” Rollins, the first white woman to make this county her home, was established in 1856 out of the western portion of Jackson County. The county seat was originally located in Sailor Diggings (later Waldo), but in July of 1857 was relocated to Kerbyville, situated on the main route between the port of Crescent City, California and the gold fields. 
Oregon Blue Book

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Surrounding Counties:

Curry     Douglas     Jackson


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