Yamhill County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. As of the 2010 census, the population was 99,193. The county seat is McMinnville. According to Oregon Geographic Names, the origin of the name is uncertain, but is probably from an explorer’s name for a local Native American tribe, the Yamhill, who are part of the North Kalapuyan family.
Yamhill County was created in 1843 as one of Oregon’s original four districts. Its present boundaries were established in 1860. The county was named after the Yamhelas, members of the Kalapuya Tribe, who lived along the Yamhill River in the western Willamette Valley.
Today, agriculture is still the county’s primary industry. Nursery and greenhouse crops; fruits, nuts, berries; and hay, silage, field and grass seeds are major agricultural products. Yamhill County ranks sixth out of Oregon’s 36 counties in annual market value of its agricultural production. Yamhill County is also the heart of Oregon’s wine industry. Thirty-six wineries represent the largest concentration of wineries in any county and produce the greatest number of award-winning wines in the state. A third of the county is covered with commercial timber. The mainstay of the western valley area is logging and timber products. Non-seasonal industries include a steel rolling mill, electronic and dental equipment manufacturing, an international airline and helicopter company, and a newsprint mill.
Points of interest for Yamhill County are Linfield College, George Fox University, Herbert Hoover House, military blockhouse, Yamhill County Historical Museum, Wheatland Ferry, Captain Michael Smith Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum and Rogers Landing
A sheriff’s sale is a public auction sale of property held by the sheriff pursuant to a writ (court order) of execution (to seize and sell the property) to satisfy (pay) a judgment, after notice to the public. There are three types of sales that take place at these auctions, Mortgage foreclosure, Tax lien, and Tax sale. Each property is listed by its book and writ number. The highest bidder is required to immediately submit ten percent of the winning bid while at the auction. The rest of the money must be paid to the Sheriff’s Office no later than thirty days following the auction. If the money is not paid, the house/property will be auctioned off at the next sale.
Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office
535 NE Fifth St., #143
McMinnville, OR 97128
Contact: Tammy Runyon, Civil Division
A trustee sale is a sale by a property in foreclosure due to default in the loan made from the lender, who holds a trustee deed on the property. State statutes, which vary by state, govern the notice requirements for publication of the sale of the foreclosed property. A foreclosure sale can take place at public auction. The property may be sold to a third party bidder or revert back to the lender for a specified amount.
Yamhill County Court House
535 NE 5th St
McMinnville, OR 97128