Early Linn County Churches
"The religious convictions of the
first Oregon emigrants were fixed, and were not in the least altered by
their change of environment from the East to the new West. A
Methodist in the East remained a Methodist throughout his journey and so
founded a Methodist home when Oregon was reached....Where one
Presbyterian found fertile fields and abundant pure water, there other
Presbyterians gathered and soon a Kirk arose....Where a Baptist elder
staked out his donation claim, there Baptist laymen came and joined him
in his Sabbath worship, and thus many communities became marked by an
extreme denominational atmosphere and from these focal points the sects
spread throughout the surrounding region.
Leslie Haskin, "Pioneer Centres of Religion", WPA
The following articles were
History of Linn County
Other source materials are listed where appropriate, and a bibliography is provided. Photos and links to other articles are included at the end of each denominational page. For a complete list of photos, articles and links, see the photos page.
Early Oregon Religion, from "Oregon: The End of the Trail
Church histories were abstracted from: " History of Linn County", Compiled by Workers of the Writer’s Program, Works Progress Administration, ca. 1945. See bibliography for above-cited references. All photos from the collection of Lisa L. Jones, unless otherwise noted. Lisa L. Jones contributed and is solely responsible for the content of these pages. Copyright 2001.