Oregon State


Oregon was inhabited by many indigenous tribes before Western traders, explorers, and settlers arrived. An autonomous government was formed in the Oregon Country in 1843, the Oregon Territory was created in 1848, and Oregon became the 33rd state on February 14, 1859.

Mapped Location

The mapped location is an approximation and should not be used for navigation or wayfinding.

Information

  • Feature Type: Civil
  • Capital City: City of Salem
  • Established as a Territory: Monday, August 14, 1848
  • Admitted to the Union: Monday, February 14, 1859

Official, historical, colloquial and alternative spellings for Oregon

State of OregonOfficial
New Albion
Oregon
Sources
  • U.S. Board on Geographic Names. Geographic Names Post Phase I Board/Staff Revisions. 01-Jan-2000. Board decisions referenced after Phase I data compilation or staff researched non-controversial names.
  • Parker, Samuel. Map of Oregon Territory. Utica, New York: 1838. A map of the Pacific Northwest with no political boundaries but emphasizing the names and locations of Indian tribes.
  • U.S. Board on Geographic Names. Geographic Names Post Phase I Board/Staff Revisions. 31-DEC-1930.
Last edited on 11/6/2015