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]