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Oregon CountiesThere are 36 counties in the state of Oregon. The Oregon Constitution does not explicitly provide for county seats.
Linn County, Oregon
Linn County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Linn County was named for US Senator Lewis F. Linn of Missouri who was the author of the Donation Land Act that gave free land to settlers in the West.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
On December 28, 1847 the Provisional
Legislature created Linn County from the southern portion of Champoeg (later
Marion) County. The boundaries were altered in 1851 and 1854 with the creation
of Lane and Wasco Counties. The county consists of 2,297 square miles and is
bounded on the north by Marion County; on the east by Deschutes and Jefferson
Counties; on the south by Lane County; and on the west by Benton County. Linn
County was named for US Senator Lewis F. Linn of Missouri who was the author
of the Donation Land Act that gave free land to settlers in the West.
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"