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Linn County, Oregon

Located in the Willamette Valley, Linn County was created in 1847 from the southern portion of Champoeg County.
 It was named for U.S. Senator Lewis F. Linn of Missouri, the author of the Donation Land Act, which provided free land to settlers in the West.
 [Source: Oregon Blue Book] 

The county seat is Albany.

The boundaries of Linn county were altered in 1851 and 1854 with the creation of Lane and Wasco Counties.
The county seat was originally located in Calapooia (later known as Brownsville), but in 1851 the Territorial Legislature passed an act establishing Albany as the county seat.

 Albany (county seat) (part) Brownsville ~ Fox Valley ~ Gates (part) ~ Halsey ~ Harrisburg ~
Idanha (part) ~ Lebanon ~ Lyons ~ Mill City (part) ~ Millersburg ~ Scio ~ Sodaville ~ Sweet Home ~ Tangent ~ Waterloo

Census-Designated Places
Cascadia Crabtree ~ Crawfordsville ~ Holley ~ Lacomb ~ Peoria ~ Shedd ~ South Lebanon ~ West Scio

Unincorporated Communities
Calapooia ~ Foster ~ Jordan ~ Kingston ~ Marion Forks ~ Riverside ~ Santiam Junction


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Native Americans

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School Records

Wills/Probate Records


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