Provisional and Territorial Records Guide

Available at the State Archives

This guide provides historical context and descriptions of the Oregon provisional and territorial government records available for research at the State Archives.

Provisional and Territorial Governments

Historical Synopsis: Overview of the Provisional and Territorial period.
County Government Development​: Overview of the formation of counties in Oregon.

Oregon Counties

Inventory Project Information

Drawing of 3 wheat sheaves with a fish lying below them on a grassy bank. The word "Oregon" arches over the top.
Seal of the Oregon Provisional Government
-Oregon State Archives

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