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Marion County Boundary Changes Over Time
Marion County used to be called Champoeg
 
  • 1843 Champoeg County ( from the Coastal Range to the Rocky Mountains): [ View Map ]

  • 1845 Champoeg County covers much of Oregon: [ View Map ]

  • 1847 Champoeg is renamed Marion County and shrinks in size: [ View Map ]

  • 1851 Benton, Umpqua, and Polk Counties are created: [ View Map ]

  • 1853 Washington Territory was separated from Oregon. The county's easterly borders extended to the Rocky Mountains. [ View Map ]

  • 1856 Marion County obtains its lasting shape: [ View Map ]

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