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Clackamas County is home to the traditional End of the Oregon Trail-- Abernethy Green-- and to Oregon City--the first capital of Oregon Territory and the cradle of American government in the Northwest. As the site of some of the earliest settlements in Oregon, Clackamas represents a fascinating subject for historians and a rich source for genealogists.


Choose a topic to discover Clackamas County's exciting past or to explore family history in the county's records:  

AT THE END OF THE TRAIL--- an illustrated, narrative timeline for the years 1800-1900 follows a short story about the home made by fur traders, missionaries, and pioneers who arrived on the Oregon Trail.

CLACKAMAS COUNTY HISTORY ----places to visit in the county, historical markers, cities, maps, bibliography and links to favorite web sites about pioneers, the Barlow Road and Oregon history.


CLACKAMAS COUNTY GENEALOGY--- includes information about the county's changing borders and population plus links to county libraries and societies, lists of pioneers, censuses, cemeteries, land claims, probate records and more.




THE FIRST PEOPLE OF CLACKAMAS---about the history and traditional cultures of the Clackamas, Kalapuya, and Molalla people.



Clackamas Fish Hatchery---the first in Oregon, Opened in 1877

The Amazing Heavenly and Earthly Journey of the Willamette Meteorite and how it got to New York.


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Updated September 2007

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