Multnomah

MultnomahAuto dealer license in Ohio would soon be issued. Multnomah County is one of 36 counties in the U.S. state of Oregon. Although smaller in size, it is the most populous as its county seat, Portland, the largest city in the state. In 2010, the county’s population was 735,334. The county was probably named after the Native American people first record in the journals of the Lewis and Clark expedition, Mulknomans who lived in a village on the eastern side of the current Sauvie Island. (Another theory is that Multnomah is a corruption of nematlnomaq, which means down the river.)

Multnomah County (Oregon Territory in the thirteenth number) was created December 22, 1854, form the eastern part of Washington and the northern part of Clackamas counties. Its creation was the outcome of a request passed that year by Portland entrepreneurs complaining about the inconvenient location of the headquarters of Washington County in Hillsboro and the Portland share of tax revenue out of town to support farmers Washington County. County commissioners met for the first time January 17, 1855.