Photo: Orrin B. Hartley House, ca. 1907, 1029 West State Street, Hood River, OR. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. Photographed by User:Sanfranman59 (own work), 2009, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed November, 2014.
Hood River County administrative offices are located at 601 State Street, Hood River, OR 97031; phone: 541-386-3970.
First settled ca. 1854, the Hood River was originally part of Wasco County. A school was built in 1863 and in 1867 a road was completed from The Dalles. By 1880 seventeen families were living in the surrounding valley. The county was established in 1908. [en.wikipedia.org, accessed November, 2014]