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Our Genealogy Helper for West Linn ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about West Linn (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for West Linn. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for West Linn ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for West Linn: W. Linn

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

West Linn is located in Clackamas County.

To see how the shape of Oregon's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clackamas County: Hood River, Marion, Multnomah, Wasco, Washington & Yamhill.

Below are the counties that are near West Linn. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to West Linn:

  • Clackamas County     (The home county of West Linn)
    • Marylhurst [Clackamas County]
    • Canemah [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canemah
      • Canemah [Clackamas County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of West Linn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canemah
    • Christie [Clackamas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christie
      • Christie [Clackamas County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of West Linn
    • Gladstone [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gladstone
      • Gladstone [Clackamas County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,418 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladstone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gladstone<2>
    • Jennings Lodge [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennings Lodge
      • Jennings Lodge [Clackamas County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of West Linn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennings Lodge
    • Mount Pleasant [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Clackamas County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of West Linn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Oregon City [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oregon City
      • Oregon City [Clackamas County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,026 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oregon City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oregon City<2>
    • Willamette [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willamette
      • Willamette [Clackamas County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of West Linn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willamette have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willamette
    • Oak Grove [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Clackamas County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of West Linn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Grove<2>
    • Johnson City [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson City
      • Johnson City [Clackamas County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 627 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnson City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson City
    • Oatfield [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oatfield
      • Oatfield [Clackamas County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of West Linn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oatfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oatfield
    • Clackamas [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clackamas
      • Clackamas [Clackamas County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of West Linn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clackamas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clackamas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clackamas<2>
  • Columbia County
    • Scappoose [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scappoose
      • Scappoose [Columbia County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,618 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scappoose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scappoose<2>
    • Warren [Columbia County]
    • Saint Helens [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Helens
      • Saint Helens [Columbia County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,071 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Helens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Helens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Helens<2>
    • Columbia City [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia City
      • Columbia City [Columbia County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,026 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia City<2>
    • Deer Island [Columbia County]
  • Marion County
    • Butteville Station [Marion County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butteville Station
      • Butteville Station [Marion County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of West Linn
    • Aurora [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
      • Aurora [Marion County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,039 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aurora have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aurora<2>
    • Butteville [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butteville
      • Butteville [Marion County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of West Linn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butteville
    • Donald [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donald
      • Donald [Marion County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,064 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donald have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donald
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Donald<2>
    • Champoeg [Marion County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Champoeg
      • Champoeg [Marion County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of West Linn
    • Hubbard [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hubbard
      • Hubbard [Marion County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,595 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hubbard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hubbard<2>
    • Woodburn [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodburn
      • Woodburn [Marion County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodburn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodburn<2>
    • Saint Paul [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Paul
      • Saint Paul [Marion County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 458 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Paul
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Paul<2>
    • Gervais [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gervais
      • Gervais [Marion County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,774 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gervais have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gervais
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gervais<2>
    • Mount Angel [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Angel
      • Mount Angel [Marion County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,650 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Angel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Angel<2>
    • Scotts Mills [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotts Mills
      • Scotts Mills [Marion County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 396 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotts Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotts Mills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scotts Mills<2>
    • Downs [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downs
      • Downs [Marion County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of West Linn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downs
  • Multnomah County
    • Hillsdale [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsdale
      • Hillsdale [Multnomah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of West Linn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsdale
    • Laurelhurst [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurelhurst
      • Laurelhurst [Multnomah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of West Linn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurelhurst
    • Montavilla [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montavilla
      • Montavilla [Multnomah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of West Linn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montavilla
    • Portland [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portland
      • Portland [Multnomah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 656,751 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portland<2>
    • Hazelwood [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazelwood
      • Hazelwood [Multnomah County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of West Linn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazelwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazelwood
    • Maywood Park [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maywood Park
      • Maywood Park [Multnomah County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 852 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maywood Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maywood Park<2>
    • Gresham [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gresham
      • Gresham [Multnomah County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,031 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gresham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gresham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gresham<2>
    • Rockwood [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockwood
      • Rockwood [Multnomah County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of West Linn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockwood
    • Powell Valley [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powell Valley
      • Powell Valley [Multnomah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of West Linn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powell Valley
    • Fairview [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Multnomah County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,450 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview<2>
    • Wood Village [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wood Village
      • Wood Village [Multnomah County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,081 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wood Village
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wood Village<2>
    • Troutdale [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troutdale
      • Troutdale [Multnomah County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,403 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troutdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troutdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troutdale<2>
  • Washington County
    • Durham [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durham
      • Durham [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,908 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durham<2>
    • Metzger [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metzger
      • Metzger [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of West Linn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Metzger have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metzger
    • Tigard [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tigard
      • Tigard [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 56,049 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tigard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tigard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tigard<2>
    • King City [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King City
      • King City [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,358 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on King City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for King City<2>
    • Raleigh Hills [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh Hills
      • Raleigh Hills [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of West Linn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raleigh Hills
    • Sherwood [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherwood
      • Sherwood [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,746 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sherwood<2>
    • West Slope [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Slope
      • West Slope [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of West Linn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Slope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Slope
    • Beaverton [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaverton
      • Beaverton [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 98,957 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaverton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaverton<2>
    • Cedar Hills [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Hills
      • Cedar Hills [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of West Linn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Hills<2>
    • Kinton [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinton
      • Kinton [Washington County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of West Linn
    • Cedar Mill [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Mill
      • Cedar Mill [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of West Linn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Mill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Mill<2>
    • Marlene Village [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlene Village
      • Marlene Village [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of West Linn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marlene Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlene Village
  • Yamhill County
    • Newberg [Yamhill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newberg
      • Newberg [Yamhill County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,982 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newberg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newberg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newberg<2>
    • Dundee [Yamhill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dundee
      • Dundee [Yamhill County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,320 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dundee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dundee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dundee<2>
    • Dayton [Yamhill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
      • Dayton [Yamhill County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,753 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dayton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayton<2>
    • Cove Orchard [Yamhill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cove Orchard
      • Cove Orchard [Yamhill County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of West Linn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cove Orchard
    • Lafayette [Yamhill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lafayette
      • Lafayette [Yamhill County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,258 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lafayette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lafayette<2>
    • Carlton [Yamhill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlton
      • Carlton [Yamhill County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,185 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlton<2>
    • Yamhill [Yamhill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yamhill
      • Yamhill [Yamhill County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,172 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yamhill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yamhill<2>
    • Eola Village [Yamhill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eola Village
      • Eola Village [Yamhill County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of West Linn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eola Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eola Village
    • Hopewell [Yamhill County]
    • McMinnville [Yamhill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McMinnville
      • McMinnville [Yamhill County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,185 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McMinnville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McMinnville<2>
    • Amity [Yamhill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amity
      • Amity [Yamhill County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,722 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amity have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amity
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amity<2>
  • Clark County (WA)
    • Cascade Park East [Clark County]
    • Cascade Park West [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascade Park West
      • Cascade Park West [Clark County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of West Linn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cascade Park West
    • Vancouver [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vancouver
      • Vancouver [Clark County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 186,192 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vancouver
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vancouver<2>
    • Camas [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camas
      • Camas [Clark County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,981 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camas<2>
    • Hazel Dell [Clark County]
    • Mill Plain [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Plain
      • Mill Plain [Clark County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of West Linn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Plain
    • Minnehaha [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnehaha
      • Minnehaha [Clark County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of West Linn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minnehaha have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minnehaha
    • Walnut Grove [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Clark County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of West Linn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove
    • Washougal [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washougal
      • Washougal [Clark County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,111 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washougal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washougal<2>
    • Fern Prairie [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fern Prairie
      • Fern Prairie [Clark County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of West Linn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fern Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fern Prairie
    • Barberton [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barberton
      • Barberton [Clark County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of West Linn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barberton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barberton
    • Five Corners [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Corners
      • Five Corners [Clark County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of West Linn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Corners
  • Cowlitz County (WA)
    • Woodland [Cowlitz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
      • Woodland [Cowlitz County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,548 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodland<2>
    • Ariel [Cowlitz County]
  • Skamania County (WA)
    • Cruzatt [Skamania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cruzatt
      • Cruzatt [Skamania County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of West Linn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cruzatt
    • North Bonneville [Skamania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Bonneville
      • North Bonneville [Skamania County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,005 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Bonneville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Bonneville<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to West Linn, see our County-by-County Page for West Linn.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of West Linn ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 69 newspapers that have been published in the area around West Linn.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of West Linn. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of West Linn and those printed in the larger area surrounding West Linn.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 9 miles [14.5 km] of West Linn.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to West Linn:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Oregon
    • Stories from Washington

Cemeteries Near West Linn ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of West Linn.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for West Linn covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

While we didn't find West Linn in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of West Linn.

These communities are listed based on their distance from West Linn, with the one closest to West Linn listed first.

  • Canemah [Clackamas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canemah
    • Canemah [Clackamas County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of West Linn
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Canemah had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canemah
  • Oregon City [Clackamas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oregon City
    • Oregon City [Clackamas County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of West Linn
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,062 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,026 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Oregon City had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oregon City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oregon City<2>
  • Park Place [Clackamas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Place
    • Park Place [Clackamas County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of West Linn
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Park Place had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Place have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Place
  • Gladstone [Clackamas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gladstone
    • Gladstone [Clackamas County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of West Linn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,418 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gladstone had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladstone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gladstone<2>
  • Stafford [Clackamas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stafford
    • Stafford [Clackamas County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of West Linn
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stafford had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stafford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
  • New Era [Clackamas County] - Historic
    • While New Era was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Era
    • New Era [Clackamas County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of West Linn
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 143 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New Era had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Era have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List ...
    • Clackamas [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clackamas
      • Clackamas [Clackamas County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of West Linn
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Clackamas had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clackamas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clackamas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clackamas<2>
    • Milwaukie [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milwaukie
      • Milwaukie [Clackamas County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of West Linn
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 489 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,046 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Milwaukie had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milwaukie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milwaukie<2>
    • Wilsonville [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsonville
      • Wilsonville [Clackamas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,985 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wilsonville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilsonville<2>
    • Sunnyside [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Clackamas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of West Linn
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sunnyside had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Sellwood [Multnomah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sellwood
      • Sellwood [Multnomah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of West Linn
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sellwood had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sellwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sellwood
    • Tualatin [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tualatin
      • Tualatin [Clackamas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of West Linn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,481 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tualatin had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tualatin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tualatin<2>
    • Fulton [Multnomah County] - Historic
      • While Fulton was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton [Multnomah County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of West Linn
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fulton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Canby [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canby
      • Canby [Clackamas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of West Linn
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 207 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,027 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Canby had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canby<2>
    • Carus [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carus
      • Carus [Clackamas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of West Linn
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Carus had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carus

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around West Linn. See our List of 1890's Communities around West Linn.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for West Linn ...

While our initial data about West Linn came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of West Linn in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about West Linn.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Auto Trails Map of Oregon (1925)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Mobile Oil Map of Oregon (1949)
Published by Mobile Oil Company

We have found West Linn in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for West Linn for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for West Linn. See our Misc Page for West Linn for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Oregon

About Clackamas County

About Oregon

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for West Linn: www.ci.west-linn.or.us/

The official website for Clackamas County: www.co.clackamas.or.us/

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Linn) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Linn. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West LinnOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Linn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3687, Longitude: -122.6401       In this case, the coordinates for West Linn have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about West Linn, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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