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Historical Markers in Polk County, Oregon

 
Clickable Map of Polk County, Oregon and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Polk County, OR (6) Benton County, OR (40) Lincoln County, OR (34) Linn County, OR (5) Marion County, OR (22) Tillamook County, OR (19) Yamhill County, OR (7)  PolkCounty(6) Polk County (6)  BentonCounty(40) Benton County (40)  LincolnCounty(34) Lincoln County (34)  LinnCounty(5) Linn County (5)  MarionCounty(22) Marion County (22)  TillamookCounty(19) Tillamook County (19)  YamhillCounty(7) Yamhill County (7)
Dallas is the county seat for Polk County
Adjacent to Polk County, Oregon
      Benton County (40)  
      Lincoln County (34)  
      Linn County (5)  
      Marion County (22)  
      Tillamook County (19)  
      Yamhill County (7)  
 
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1Oregon, Polk County, Dallas — Welcome to DallasMain Street – 1874
On Kings Valley Highway (Oregon Route 223) at Main Street, on the left when traveling east on Kings Valley Highway.
1842 Pioneers settled the town of Cynthian 1852 Changed name to Dallas 1898 Fire destroyed the entire downtown, but was rebuilt the next year with brick and stoneMap (db m114267) HM
2Oregon, Polk County, Grand Ronde — The Grand Ronde Indian Reservation
On Oregon Route 18 near Grand Ronde Road, on the right when traveling west.
Indians inhabited Oregon’s inland valleys for thousands of years before Euro-Americans began to arrive in the late 18th Century. In the early 1780s, and again in the 1830s, diseases spread by seafarers and fur trappers swept through Oregon’s valleys . . . Map (db m112996) HM
3Oregon, Polk County, Pedee — Ritner Creek Bridge
On Kings Valley Highway (Oregon Route 223) north of Kerber Road, on the right when traveling north.
Ritner Creek Bridge, one of the covered bridges remaining in Oregon west of the Cascades, almost became a memory in 1974. Declared structurally unsafe, it was scheduled for removal. The children of Pedee School along with the citizens in the . . . Map (db m113502) HM
4Oregon, Polk County, Rickreall — V9 — James W. NesmithPioneer and Statesman
On Pacific Highway West (Oregon Route 99W) at Burch Grove Lane, on the right when traveling north on Pacific Highway West.
James W. Nesmith, born in New Brunswick, Canada on July 23, 1820, was among the first emigrants to trek the Oregon Trail in 1843. He filed a land claim near present day Monmouth in 1844, and the following year took part in the formation of . . . Map (db m113611) HM
5Oregon, Polk County, Rickreall — Polk County Fairgrounds Applegate Trail KioskSouthern Route to Oregon
On South Pacific Highway West (Oregon Route 99W) near Bursh Grove Lane, on the right when traveling north.
(Seven panels dealing with topics related to the Applegate Trail are found at this kiosk:) In 1846, Jesse Applegate and fourteen others from near Dallas, Oregon, established a trail south from the Willamette Valley and east to Fort . . . Map (db m114352) HM
6Oregon, Polk County, Willamina — Policing or Protecting?
On Hebo Road near Three Rivers Highway, on the left when traveling east.
A System of Forts Fort Yamhill was one of several forts in western Oregon. Hostilities between Native Americans and settlers led to treaties and the establishment of the Grand Ronde Reservation. Forts such as Yamhill and Hoskins were . . . Map (db m112990) HM
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Feb. 2, 2023