Linn County

Linn County Oregon was named after the U.S Senator Louis F. Linn.



Linn County Oregon was named after the U.S Senator Louis F. Linn, of Missouri, who authored the Donation Land Act giving free land to settlers in the West. Linn County was created in 1847 and Albany became the county seat in 1851. The scenic county borders the Willamette River on the west and north, and the Cascade Mountain Range on the east; to the south, there are open farmlands. Linn County has about 2,000 square miles of scenic countryside dotted with small, friendly towns. Linn County’s soil and climate provides a diverse agriculture area, allowing a variety of specialty crops to grow such as perennial ryegrass. It’s also home to the only emery mine in the U.S., and the production of motor and manufactured homes.


Linn County has a population of 130,000 and is home to 14 cities and towns. The most well-known cities are Albany, Sweet home, and Lebanon. Linn County is known for its rich agriculture and home manufacturing, but its major employers include Samaritan Health Service and the Albany public school district, providing over 3,500 jobs. ATI is also a leading employer with 1,300 manufacturing jobs.


Linn County is home to the largest Jamboree in the Northwest, an annual country music festival out of Sweet Home, Oregon. If country music isn’t your scene, the first full weekend in June boasts the largest strawberry festival in Lebanon (Linn County has over 165 acres of strawberries).  The McCartney boat ramp provides access to the Willamette River and is on a 21.5-acre park that is open year-round. There is plenty of antiquing, scenic driving, river boating, camping, and hiking in Linn County that will keep you occupied year-round.


Linn County serves 23,788 students in 10 school districts, with 53 public schools. There are also 13 private schools serving 1,369 students. The highest ranked public schools include Oak Grove Elementary, Sand Ridge Charter, and North Albany Elementary. The median household income for Linn County is $59,547, and the median house price is $386,000.

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