Douglas County, Oregon

Douglas County, Oregon
Douglas County Courthouse (Douglas County, Oregon scenic images) (douDA0066).jpg
Douglas County Courthouse in Roseburg
Map of Oregon highlighting Douglas County
Location in the U.S. state of Oregon
Map of the United States highlighting Oregon
Oregon's location in the U.S.
Founded January 7, 1852
Seat Roseburg
Largest city Roseburg
Area
 • Total 5,134 sq mi (13,297 km2)
 • Land 5,036 sq mi (13,043 km2)
 • Water 98 sq mi (254 km2), 1.9%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2016) 108,457
 • Density 21/sq mi (8/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Pacific: UTC-8/ -7
Website www.co.douglas.or.us
The county, looking east from west of Roseburg
A gold "needle" from the Bohemia District in Douglas County

Douglas County is a county in the U.S. state of Oregon. As of the 2010 census, the population was 107,667. [1] The county seat is Roseburg. [2] It is named after Stephen A. Douglas, an American politician who supported Oregon statehood.

Douglas County comprises the Roseburg, OR Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

The area originally was inhabited by the Umpqua Indians, who speak a language in the Athabaskan language family (although some linguists put it in the Penutian family). Following the Rogue River Indian War in 1856, most of the remaining natives were moved by the government to the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation. However, seven families of Umpqua hid in the hills, eluding capture for many decades. They are now federally recognized as the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians. The tribe manages a small reservation in Canyonville, Oregon, and has a Casino/Hotel named Seven Feathers to represent the seven families who refused forced removal to the Grand Ronde Reservation.

Douglas County was created on January 7, 1852, from the portion of Umpqua County which lay east of the Coast Range summit. In 1856 the Camas Valley was annexed to Douglas County from Coos County. In 1862, the rest of Umpqua county was absorbed into Douglas County, some say due to the loss of population following the end of the early gold boom, while others attribute the absorption to politics. Further boundary adjustments were made with Jackson and Lane Counties in 1915.

Other Languages
Bân-lâm-gú: Douglas Kūn (Oregon)
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: ডগলাস কাউন্টি, অরেগন
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Douglas Gông (Oregon)
Plattdüütsch: Douglas County (Oregon)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Douglas County, Oregon
Tiếng Việt: Quận Douglas, Oregon