Welcome to Deschutes County ORGenWeb




Deschutes county circa 1900

My name is Bob Jenkins and I am the Deschutes County Coordinator.
  We have many genealogical resources available here.

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   Deschutes County Data

 Brief History:

 French-Canadian fur trappers of the Hudson's Bay Company gave the name Riviere des Chutes
 (River of the Falls) to the Deschutes River, from which the county derived its name.

 On December 13, 1916, Deschutes County was created from the southern part of Crook County.
 Bend has been the county seat since the county's formation. It was the last county in Oregon to be


Visit neighboring counties by clicking their link below
 Jefferson   Crook 
 Lake  Klamath  Lane 

   State Coordinator: Bob Jenkins  
         Assistant State Coordinator:
Martha A. Crosley Graham

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